DAK Americas LLC, Charlotte, has acquired Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman Chemical Co.’s
polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) business and the related
Performance Polymers assets and technology.
The acquisition includes three plants in Columbia, S.C., with combined annual production
capacity of 1.275 million tons of PET and PTA, as well as the intellectual property for the
IntegRex™ PTA and PET technology and access to the business’s customer base. DAK Americas will
incorporate the plants into its PET and PTA business units. The company’s annual PET resin
production capacity will grow to more than 3.4 billion pounds.