Eastman Chemical Company initiates a planned expansion of its Performance Films manufacturing capacity in Martinsville, Virginia, which is expected to be completed in late 2017. The expansion will increase capacity for both paint protection films and window films to support the continued growth of the LLumar and Suntek brands. On completion of the largest film expansion taken up by Eastman to date, the state-of-the-art facility will produce high-performance films for the automotive and architectural markets.
Travis Smith, vice president and general manager of Eastman’s Performance Films business, said, “This expansion positions Eastman to meet the great growth in demand for window and paint protection films we’re seeing from our customers around the world. This investment further solidifies Eastman’s commitment to the window and paint protection films markets and to making our manufacturing site in Henry County a state-of-the-art facility that produces the world’s highest quality films products.”
Darrell Reed, Performance Films commercial director for Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa, commented, “We see exciting growth potential for our portfolio of films and our dealer network. We are making these investments in product innovation, manufacturing capacity, and marketing and support services to help our customers provide high-quality products to meet the needs of consumers and ultimately to allow our customers to further differentiate and grow their business.”
Eastman, headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, produces a wide range of products used every day by the people. Eastman delivers innovative products and solutions maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. With the world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets Eastman serves transportation, building and construction, and consumables markets. Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries.