Eastman Chemical Company announced the completion of its expansion of production capabilities at its Saflex® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) facility in Suzhou, China. According to the company the expansion allows Eastman to continue serving its global customers’ needs in the region with shorter lead times. The expansion is focused on enhancing production capabilities and capacity for Eastman advanced acoustic interlayer products for its use in laminated glass for automotive and architectural applications.
“With this investment, Eastman is further strengthening our ability to serve glass laminators and supply the increasing demand for high performance, high quality products for the Asia Pacific region. Eastman remains committed to manufacturing, technology, and innovation investments to support the future needs of the automotive industry,” says Heather Singler, global automotive director for Eastman advanced materials segment advanced interlayers products.