2-Ethyl Hexanol Eastman to Expand Capacity

| Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

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Eastman Chemical plans to expand 2-EH capacity at its Longview, Texas, site. The expansion will increase capacity by approx. 32,000 metric tons and will include a 4,500 metric ton debottleneck for a total capacity increase near 37,000 metric tons. The company expects to complete the expansion by mid- 2012. A 40,000 metric ton expansion of butyraldehyde will also occur at the site.