Eastman is a global specialty chemical company founded in 1920. Headquarters are in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and the company employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.
Eastman is divided into four business segments: Additives & Functional Products, Advanced Materials, Chemical Intermediates, and Fibers. The group serves customers in 100 countries and supports demand/supply planning for 44 manufacturing sites. It had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion.
With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Named 2013 Responsible Care Company of the Year, it also received a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award. Eastman is Oeko-Tex 100 and USDA BioPreferred certified.
Eastman, which has been at the forefront of cellulosic yarn innovation since the 1920s, just launched Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn, a new yarn brand for intimate apparel. Manufactured using wood pulp from certified sustainably-managed forests, Naia™ represents genuine progress in the cellulosic fibre domain. The high performance yarn has a fresh and silky look, soft-hand feel, unrivalled fluidity with moisture-management, thermal comfort, and easy care (stain resistance, washability, crease-resistance) properties. Naia™ fibres are also easily dyeable for excellent colour depth.