KINGSPORT, Tenn., November 12, 2013 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced the opening of a new specialty fluids testing lab for Eastman Therminol® heat transfer fluids and Eastman Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids in Singapore. The new lab will service customers in the Asia Pacific region, providing local technical support and in-service fluids testing that is critical in high performance systems using these fluids.
"Eastman currently has production facilities and in-service fluid analysis testing labs in Asia, North America, Europe, and South America” said Ravi Prakash, Global Business director, Specialty Fluids, Eastman. "Combined with our recently announced expansion of our Therminol heat transfer fluid capacity in the United Kingdom, the new Singapore specialty fluids lab will bolster our ability to provide our customers in the Asia Pacific region with high performance products, reliable supply, and outstanding local technical service. Eastman’s investment in the new Singapore lab is another example of our strong commitment to our customers’ continued growth and success in this region.”
The Therminol brand team provides high temperature heating and cooling solutions, and is recognized worldwide for its excellence in technical support, customer service, performance, and innovation for more than 50 years.
Eastman’s advanced line of aviation hydraulic fluids, sold under the Skydrol brand, are approved by airframe manufacturers specifying fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. The brand has been part of the commercial aviation industry's commitment to safety, reliability, and excellence in performance for more than 60 years.
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.