Eastman launches new addition to coatings line

14 April 2010 07:24  [Source: ICIS news]

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (ICIS news)--Eastman Chemical has released a new line of performance additives for coatings, banking on the success of its Solus 2100, the company said on Tuesday.

The new line of coating product called Solus 2300 was engineered to achieve higher solids and lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and was targeted for applications like automotive solvent-borne basecoat and refinish.

In 2007, the company introduced Solus 2100 line, which was based on cellulose ester chemistry. A sizeable chunk of the products were intended for the automotive industry but managed to penetrate the aerospace, wood coatings and marine coatings market, Eastman said in a statement.

“Demand is strong for Solus products,” said Erin Bernhardt, Eastman’s business manager for performance additives, on the sidelines of the American Coatings Show (ACS).

ACS, which will run through to 15 April, is sponsored by the American Coatings Association.

Eastman Chemical said it has plans to triple its capacity to produce Solus product at its facility in Kingsport, Tennesee but its provided no investment cost for the expansion. The company plans to release a waterborne coating product called Solus 3050 in the fall.

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By: Ivan Lerner
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