Manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics
Eastman Chemical Co. is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day. It operates its business through five segments: Additives & Functional Products, Adhesives & Plasticizers, Advanced Materials, Fibers, and Specialty Fluids & Intermediates. The Additives & Functional Products segment consists polymers, solvents, insoluble sulfur, antidegradants, performance resins, and other formulated products used in transportation, building and construction, durable goods, and consumables. The Adhesives & Plasticizers segment consists of resins and plasticizers used in consumables, building and construction, durable goods, health and wellness, and industrial chemicals and processing. The Advanced Materials segment consists of specialized copolyesters, cellulosic plastics, aftermarket window films, and PVB sheet and resins used in transportation, consumables, building and construction, durable goods, health and wellness, and electronics. The Fibers segment consists of acetate fibers used in consumables. The Specialty Fluids & Intermediates segment consists of specialty fluids and intermediate chemicals used in industrial chemicals and processing; building and construction; health and wellness; energy, fuels, and water; consumables; and agriculture. Eastman Chemical was founded by George Eastman in 1920 and is headquartered in Kingsport, TN.