Eastman constructs new isobutyric acid manufacturing facility in Kingsport

Eastman says it has completed construction on a new isobutryic acid manufacturing facility at its Kingsport site. It says it expects to begin production within the next few weeks.  

Eastman says its isobutyric acid can be found in various markets including agricultural intermediates, food flavors, fragrance, and protective coatings. 

“This additional production facility establishes Eastman as the premier supplier of isobutyric acid to the global market,” said Brian Sanders, Chemical Intermediates segment Acetyls & Amines Product Stream director. “The investment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing reliable isobutyric acid supply to customers globally and to meet market demand for the product

According to a release,  Eastman will double production capacity with this new facility and its isobutyric acid production facility in Longview, Texas. 

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