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Eastman investing $40 million in Virginia film plant


October 1, 2013 4:33 pm ET

Eastman Chemical Co. will invest $40 million in its Henry County, Va., plant, which makes window and performance-coated films.

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Dog days are good for materials firms' stocks


August 23, 2013 2:26 pm ET

As the stock market moves through the dog days of August, executives with most publicly held plastic materials makers have to be happy with how their firms' per-share stock prices have done in 2013.

Eastman adding Tritan copolyester capacity


July 30, 2013 4:43 pm ET

Strong global demand is leading Eastman Chemical Co. to add about 35 million pounds of new capacity for Tritan-brand copolyester by mid-2014.

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Resin sector news, a JV and lawsuit resolution are featured


July 29, 2013 1:11 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The latest in a line of polyethylene capacity additions is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also featured this week: A possible plastics-related sale, good news for the U.S. resin sector, and the resolution of a...

Eastman wins lawsuit over Tritan claims


July 25, 2013 2:05 pm ET

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Eastman Chemical Co. in a lawsuit over claims surrounding the firm’s Tritan-brand copolyester.

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An explosion at La. olefins plant leaves 2 dead, 76 injured


June 17, 2013 1:17 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — News of a tragic explosion at an olefins plant in Louisiana is featured in this week's video. Also featured is news of a polypropylene outage at a plant operated by Formosa Plastics Corp., as well as news of Eastman Chemical Co....

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Eastman investing $1.6 billion in Tennessee headquarters


June 13, 2013 12:39 pm ET

Eastman Chemical Co. is embarking on a seven-year, $1.6 billion expansion of its headquarters site in Kingsport, Tenn.

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Say so long to recycling code arrows


June 11, 2013 12:43 pm ET

An ASTM International plastics committee has announced a big change to the Resin Identification Code: The iconic chasing-arrows symbol will be replaced by a solid, equilateral triangle.

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Recyclers form group to address problems with shrink-sleeve labels


May 8, 2013 12:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON — The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is officially joining the debate on shrink label recycling. The Washington-based group announced May 8 that it was forming a Label Working Group “in an effort to focus on the ...

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