Eastman Chemical Company has completed the expansion of its dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and alkyl alkanolamine capacity, which includes diethylaminoethanol (DEAE/DEEA), at its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, La., U.S.A.
“This investment reaffirms Eastman’s commitment to our care chemicals customers,” said Sabine Ketsman, vice president and general manager of the Additives & Functional Products segment’s Care Chemicals and Animal Nutrition business. “The additional capacity, along with improvements in reliability and quality, will give us the ability to better serve the market and create opportunities to win with our customers.”
DMAPA is used primarily to make surfactants found in personal care products such as shampoos. Alkyl alkanolamines are used in diverse markets such as water treatment, gas treatment, coatings and metalworking fluids.
Diethylaminoethanol (DEAE/DEEA) is widely used in boiler water treatment to minimize corrosion, Eastman AdvantexTM and Eastman VantexTTM are low odor, multifunctional neutralising amine additives for architectural coatings, and SynergexTM/SynergexTTM improve metalworking fluid performance.
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company with a portfolio of specialty businesses. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately USD 9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, U.S.A. and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.