Eastman Chemical Co. plans to expand carboxylic acids capacity at its Longview, Texas, and Kingsport, Tenn., facilities, the company said Feb. 26. The company expects to complete the capacity expansion in the fourth quarter of 2014 and will add approximately 50 million pounds of carboxylic acids to support the increasing internal and external demand of the product.
“Internal demand for our acids ensures our commitment to long-term efficient production for both internal and external customers,” says Chip Millican, business manager for Eastman’s Organic Intermediates business unit, also a part of the Specialty Fluids & Intermediates business segment. “These are important intermediate materials and we continue to invest in them. Additionally, our engineers have identified at least 20 million pounds of additional low cost capacity that could be implemented in the future as demand dictates.”
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