Eastman Chemical Co. recently announced plans to launch several new amorphous polyolefin (APO) product grades this year as a result of changes being made at its Longview, Texas, site. Changes reportedly include upgrading capabilities to produce molten product and improvements of existing equipment to handle new product production.

“Targeted innovation efforts based on market and customer insights have added newly developed APO grades for hygiene and packaging to our portfolio,” says JP Kuijpers, Adhesives business director, Adhesives and Plasticizers business segment. “In addition, we are enhancing our capability to deliver molten product to our customers, enabling them to reduce conversion costs dramatically.”

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