Eastman expands resin production at the Netherlands facility
Eastman Chemical has completed the first of several upgrades of its hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin facility in Middelburg, the Netherlands.
By the end of 2009 these combined upgrades will increase current capacity by more than 30%. "Around the world, demand for Eastman Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins continues to increase," said Brad Lich, vice president and general manager of Eastman's coatings, adhesives, speciality polymers and inks business. "This investment in hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins reconfirms Eastman's commitment to enhancing our position as a global leader. It is an important next step in the globalization of our Regalite product line and allows us to serve customers not only in Europe, but in other regions of the world as well.” "We are pleased with this expansion," said Rien Jonker, site manager at Middelburg. "It will leverage our recent investments at the Middelburg site, and increase our capability to meet the market's current and future supply needs.”