02 August 2010 17:21 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical plans to expand production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins in the ?xml:namespace>
Eastman said it would expand production at its
Production of Eastman’s Regalite hydrogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon resins at its Middelburg facility would increase 20%, the company said. The increase would be the third expansion at the plant since 2006.
The Middelburg expansion would be completed in the second half of 2011, Eastman said.
Hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins are used as raw materials in hot-melt and pressure sensitive adhesives, and as binders in nonwoven products such as disposable diapers, feminine products and pre-saturated wipes. They are also used in applications including plastics and rubber modification.
Eastman did not release the capacities at either site, nor did it divulge the costs of the expansions.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections