KINGSPORT, TENN. (Oct. 3, 1:45 p.m. ET) — Eastman Chemical Co. is again increasing capacity of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer.
The company said Oct. 3 that it is adding about 6,000 tons in annual capacity to its Kingsport plant. The expansion begins less than a month after Eastman bought a manufacturing facility in Texas City, Texas, to make Eastman 168, and less than a year after completing a debottlenecking process in Kingsport.
The new capacity is scheduled to be online by the end of 2011.