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Eastman Cyphrex™ Microfibers Wins EDANA INDEX14 Award

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — April 10, 2014 — Eastman Chemical Company received the EDANA INDEX14  Innovation in Raw Material Award for its Eastman Cyphrex™ microfibers. EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, presented the award on April 8, the opening day of INDEX14 in Geneva, Switzerland. INDEX, billed as the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition, is held every three years.

Launched in 2013, the new and groundbreaking Eastman Cyphrex™ microfibers platform enables nonwovens solutions unlike anything else on the market. It has become a novel resource for media and downstream component manufacturers.  

“We are honored to receive this recognition from a leading international association such as EDANA,” said Tim N. Dell, vice president, innovation, marketing, sales and pricing, Eastman Chemical Company. “We are continuously investing in growing our application development expertise to address customer needs with market-changing products that offer an entirely new level of performance.”

Eastman Cyphrex™ microfibers offer a unique combination of capability in variation of size, shape and material, a high level of uniformity and consistency, and ease of wetlaid processing. This combination opens new possibilities to nonwovens formulators and their customers in achieving an expanded reach of desired properties with a high degree of precision and consistency.

Earlier this year, Eastman enhanced its platform capability with a new 4.5-micron PET fiber, demonstrating the company’s capability of changing size. Manufacturers can use this unique fiber to pinpoint permeability and pore size and to improve media uniformity.

Customers have the potential to use Eastman Cyphrex™ microfibers in such markets as air and liquid filtration; specialty papers; and battery separators.

Posted April 14, 2014

Source: Eastman Chemical Co.

 




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