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Eastman Chemical Announces Start Of MDIPA Unit In China

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Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) recently announced that it has successfully started its methyldiisopropanolamine (MDIPA) unit in Nanjing, China. Per the company, the new product will be mainly sold in the home care industry.

The MDIPA project highlights the company's commitment to customers as well as its ability to execute projects safely and on time. China is considered by the company as a growth market for care chemicals. Eastman Chemical is focused on making further developments in the Nanjing site.

Additionally, the company has decided to expand its alkyl alkanolamine capacity in Nanjing. It will build a world scale unit mainly to produce Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE/DMEA), which is used for making intermediates for the water treatment and energy markets. The project is currently under progress and is expected to be finished in the second half of 2020.

Notably, the company has changed the site's name from Te An Ling Tian Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (TALT) to Eastman Chemical (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. The Nanjing plant makes alkyl allkanolamines, methylamines and solvents such as DMAC and DMF.

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