Eastman increases Texanol ester alcohol capacity

13 February 2015

Eastman Chemical Company has announced a planned increase in its Eastman Texanol ester alcohol manufacturing capacity in Longview, Texas, USA. Expected to be complete in the second half of 2016, it will increase capacity by more than 20%. In addition to its largest Texanol site in Longview, Eastman also manufactures the product at its Jurong Island, Singapore site and Zibo, China JV.

Texanol ester alcohol is a coalescent used in latex paints found in the building and construction market. Eastman coalescents enable maximum film formation by softening latex particles and allowing them to fuse into a tough, continuous film, improving overall paint performance.

Common coalescents include ester alcohols, esters and glycol ethers.

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