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Eastman Boosts Capacity At Optical Brightener Plant

Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, Tenn., has expanded its manufacturing facility for Eastobrite optical brighteners, which boosts total capacity by 50 percent.The added capacity enables Eastman to support continued growth of optical brighteners, particularly outside the United States, said David Darden, market development manager, optical brighteners. We are well-positioned to satisfy the long-term supply needs of our customers in both the fibers and plastics markets.Optical brighteners are dissolved in the polymer and are permanently locked in, imparting a whiter-than-white appearance.

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