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From Product to Process, Eastman Knows Cosmetics Ingredients


Eastman highlights cosmetics and personal care portfolio at NYSCC 2013

KINGSPORT, TENN.- - With its broad range of diverse products, Eastman Chemical Company provides innovative key ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care products market. The Eastman cosmetics and personal care team collaborates with formulators and brand owners globally who are developing high-quality beauty and healthcare products to be used by even the most discerning consumer.

Exceptional product portfolio

Building on 50 years of experience in polymer and functional film-forming technologies, Eastman provides unique chemistries and additives for outstanding performance in sunscreens, hairstyling products and color cosmetics. Eastman AQ™ 38S polymer increases the duration of UV protection in sunscreen formulas. Eastman AQ™ polymers for hairstyling also provide low tack, excellent hold, curl retention and enhanced gloss.

Eastman Sustane™ SAIB and Eastman Sustane™ SAIB MCT are exceptional choices in lipstick because of their superior pigment dispersion capability and compatibility with many of the oils used in lipstick formulations. Eastman provides many other formulation ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products including adhesion promoters, antioxidants, fragrance fixatives, and solvents. Eastman has also designed an exclusive and innovative approach to sustainable manufacturing known as Eastman GEM™ technology.

GEM™ technology: Sustainable manufacturing process

Winning the 2012 Sustainable Product of the Year from Lipscomb University for its GEM™ 2-ethylhexyl palmitate, and the 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry award from the U.S. EPA, Eastman GEM™ technology has a growing reputation as the leading standard in sustainably manufactured cosmetic ingredients. GEM™ technology, exclusive to Eastman, is a process that uses enzymes and closely controlled manufacturing conditions to eliminate high temperatures, strong acids, and unwanted by-products while also using less energy and producing less waste as compared to conventional manufacturing processes. Sustainable advantages of Eastman GEM™ technology are:

-Consumes less energy
-Low greenhouse gas emissions
-Minimal waste generated
-No process water consumption
-Adheres to the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
-Can utilize naturally sourced materials to produce ingredients

Industry leading sustainability

Eastman is continually growing as a leader in sustainability. Eastman was named 2012 and 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. EPA; the only chemical company to win the honor more than once. The company has also been named one of Newsweek’s “Top Greenest Companies in America” four years in a row. Eastman’s continued efforts through every area of their business, serves to minimize its environmental footprint and conserve natural resources. An example of Eastman’s sustainability efforts as previously mentioned is Eastman GEM™ technology. Eastman GEM™ 2-ethylhexyl palmitate (2-EHP), manufactured via GEM™ technology, is a high-quality, colorless, liquid emollient ester used in skin care and color cosmetics and is the company’s first commercially available product using the GEM™ technology. Accomplishments in sustainability with products like Eastman GEM™ 2-EHP, shows Eastman’s dedication to making sustainability a major component in their business structure.

For additional information on the Eastman portfolio of cosmetics and personal care ingredients, visit the Eastman booth, 743, at NYSCC in Edison, N.J., May 13-14 and on the Web at

About Eastman Chemical Company

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 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit


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