Business Strategy Eastman Set to Increase its Global Tertiary Amines Capacity
Eastman has plans to expand its tertiary amines capacity in Belgium and the USA in order to meet the growing demand in Europe and North America amidst the Covid pandemic.
Kingsport/USA – Eastman's care additives business has announced the completion of a significant expansion of its tertiary amine capacity, primarily DIMLA 1214, at both its Ghent, Belgium, and Pace, Florida, manufacturing sites.
The Ghent expansion has led to an increase in capacity, while the Pace expansion has improved production flow, making it the world's largest tertiary amine unit.
"We've seen a significant increase in tertiary amine demand, partially due to structural changes in consumer habits related to the global pandemic, and are committed to serving our customers and meeting global consumer needs," said Robert Ash, product director for Eastman care additives.
Tertiary amines bring critical functionality to various surfactants used in home care products as well as other industrial applications.