Eastman Chemical Co was incorporated in Delaware, on December 31, 1993. It is a specialty chemical company that produces a range of materials, chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day. The Company has approximately 49 manufacturing sites and equity interests in four manufacturing joint ventures in 14 countries that supply products to customers throughout the world. The Company's products and operations are managed and reported in five reporting segments: Additives & Functional Products ("AFP"), Adhesives & Plasticizers ("A&P"), Advanced Materials ("AM"), Fibers, and Specialty Fluids & Intermediates ("SFI"). In the AFP segment, the Company manufactures chemicals for products in the coatings and tires industries in transportation, building and construction, durable goods, and consumables markets. In the A&P segment, it manufactures adhesives resins and plasticizers which are used in the manufacture of products sold into the consumables, building and construction, health and wellness, industrial chemicals and processing, and durable goods markets. In the AM segment, the Company produces and markets specialty copolyesters, cellulose esters, interlayers, and aftermarket window film products that possess differentiated performance properties for value-added end uses in transportation, consumables, building and construction, durable goods, and health and wellness products. In the Fibers segment, it manufactures and sells EstronTM acetate tow and Estrobond triacetin plasticizers for use in the manufacture of cigarette filters; EstronTM natural (undyed) and ChromspunTM solution-dyed acetate yarns for use in apparel, home furnishings, and industrial fabrics; and cellulose acetate flake and acetyl raw materials for other acetate fiber producers, including the Company's new joint venture acetate tow manufacturing facility in Hefei, China. Eastman. The SFI segment leverages large scale and vertical integration from the acetyl and olefins streams and proprietary manufacturing technology for specialty fluids to manufacture diversified products that are sold externally for use in markets such as industrial chemicals and processing; building and construction; health and wellness; and agriculture, as well as used internally by other segments of the Company. The Company's products include Therminol, Crystex, Piccotac, Saflex, V-kool, Flexvue, Skydrol, Llumar, and Santoflex. Its competitors include Convestro, Trinseo, Evonik Industries AG, and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation. The Company is subject to significant and complex laws, regulations, and legal requirements relating to the use, storage, handling, generation, transportation, emission, discharge, disposal, and remediation of, and exposure to, hazardous and non-hazardous substances and wastes in all of the countries in which it does business.
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