Posts Tagged ‘Eastman Chemical Company’

Eastman Fires Up New European Production Line

Nov 22nd, 2023

Fully integrated window film plants have been hard to find in Europe—until now. In what Eastman Performance Films calls its largest expansion in its history, it has doubled capacity at its Dresden, Germany, manufacturing facility to serve the film market in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The plant previously had sputtering capacity but the […]

Is Tesla’s PPF Offering Disrupting the Aftermarket?

Oct 18th, 2023

What was a blip on X (Twitter) became an earthquake for the film industry that moved markets and undercut the aftermarket industry. Tesla has started offering clear and colored paint protection film (PPF) for its Model 3 and Y vehicles at two of its service centers. The car manufacturer even named its price: $5,000 for […]

LLumar Extends Sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports

Jun 28th, 2023

Eastman Performance Films, a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, has extended its sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports, 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team for three additional seasons. The sponsorship, which features the LLumar brand of window film and paint protection film, will run through 2026. LLumar will […]

Eastman’s GM Details Acquisition and Manufacturing Developments

Feb 7th, 2023

Eastman Chemical Company recently announced its acquisition of Ai-Red Technology (Dalian) Co. Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of paint protection and window film for auto and architectural markets in the Asia Pacific region. WINDOW FILM magazine caught up with Erin Bernhardt, vice president and general manager of Eastman Performance Films, to discuss the company’s latest […]

Eastman Acquires Dalian Ai-Red Technology

Feb 1st, 2023

Eastman Chemical Company announced it has acquired Ai-Red Technology (Dalian) Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of paint protection and window film for auto and architectural markets in the Asia Pacific region. This acquisition demonstrates Eastman’s commitment to driving growth in Performance Films and the paint protection and window film markets, according to the release. […]

Eastman Donating $100k to Aid Ukraine

Mar 9th, 2022

Financial support from Kingsport’s own Eastman Chemical Company is en route to Ukraine following the Russian invasion and continued military strikes. Officials with Eastman Chemical Company announced Friday they’re donating a total of $100,000 to different organizations aimed at helping Ukrainians on the ground. Click here to read more.

Eastman to Acquire PremiumShield

Sep 13th, 2021

Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films, LLC, marketer of PremiumShield performance films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. The acquisition will expand Eastman’s paint protection film (PPF) pattern development capabilities, pattern database and installation training expertise, according to the company. It will also complement Eastman’s […]

Eastman Celebrates Centennial by Ringing NYSE Bell

Jul 15th, 2020

Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) rang the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate its centennial anniversary on Tuesday. According to the company, Mark Costa, Eastman CEO and board chair virtually rang the bell due to COVID-19. “It’s an honor to ring the NYSE Opening Bell to commemorate our 100th anniversary,” Costa said. […]

Eastman Completes Extrusion Line Updates

Mar 21st, 2018

Eastman Chemical Company has completed updates to its urethane extrusion line at its plant in Martinsville, Va. The new line will have a direct impact on its window film and paint protection film business. “The integration provided by this urethane line to produce the raw materials needed to manufacture our paint protection films is a […]

Lawsuit against Eastman Chemical Company Dismissed

Oct 25th, 2017

A judge has dismissed the April 15 lawsuit against Eastman Chemical Company for allegedly selling faulty window films. The lawsuit was brought forth by Sae Han Sheet Co. Ltd. (SHSC), a South Korean distributor, and was filed in the United States District Court Southern District of New York. SHSC claimed Eastman wanted to cut costs […]