21 December 2007 14:06 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Eastman Chemical has reached definite agreements with Thailand-based Indorama on the €226m ($323m) sale of its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) assets in the UK and Netherlands, the US producer said on Friday.
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Eastman's acetate tow production at the Workington site was not included in the sale, the company said.
"This transaction will complete the plan we announced one year ago to address our non-strategic PET assets outside the
"This is an important step in our broader strategy to improve the overall performance of our PET polymers business."
Eastman expected to close the sale in the first quarter of 2008, it said.
($1 = €0.70)
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