Press Releases

Eastman begins Therminol® 55 operations in Brasil
Eastman Chemical Company recently commissioned a new operations line for Therminol® 55 heat transfer fluid at its Scandiflex manufacturing site in Mauá, Brasil. The plant, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman, provides local production and storage and reinforces the company’s commitment not only in Brasil but also in South America.

Eastman inicia a produção do Therminol 55 no Brasil
O fluido de troca térmica Therminol 55, da Eastman Chemical Company – indústria global de especialidades químicas – passa a ser produzido na Scandiflex, subsidiária da companhia, localizada em Mauá (SP). A planta irá fabricar, embalar e armazenar o produto, que é um dos mais vendido no mundo. A produção local reforça a presença da empresa não só no Brasil, mas em toda a América do Sul.

​Eastman launches new Therminol® heat transfer fluids website
KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 21, 2014 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today launched its new Eastman Therminol® heat transfer fluids website, The new website is a valuable resource for engineers, technology licensors, and original equipment manufacturers, providing heat transfer systems and solutions to a variety of industries and applications.

​Valspar / Isocoat invests over R$200,000 in a new heat transfer fluid
Eastman Therminol ® 62 heat transfer fluid replaces mineral oil at Valspar.
Sao Paulo, January, 2014 – Valspar´s subsidiary Isocoat has invested more than R$200,000 in its factory at Araçariguama/SP on changing to a new heat transfer fluid, to improve both performance and safety. Instead of mineral oil, the company is now using a synthetic oil: Therminol 62. Therminol is the registered trademark of a heat transfer fluid which has been sold for more than 50 years and is well known and trusted by users throughout the world.

Valspar/Isocoat investe mais de R$ 200 mil em novo fluido para troca de calor
Óleo sintético Eastman Therminol® 62 substitui óleo mineral na Valspar.
Sao Paulo, January, 2014 – Com o intuito de melhorar a performance e a segurança da fábrica Isocoat – empresa subsidiária da Valspar, localizada em Araçariguama/SP - investiu mais de R$ 200 mil para a troca do fluido de transferência de calor. Agora, em vez de óleo mineral, a empresa utiliza um óleo sintético: o Therminol 62. Therminol é a marca de fluidos de transferência de calor, que tem sido cada vez mais reconhecida por usuários ao redor do mundo todo durante os seus mais de 50 anos de comercialização.

Eastman Opens New Specialty Fluids Testing Lab in Singapore
New in-service testing lab offers Asia Pacific Therminol® and Skydrol® fluid customers faster, local response
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 Encourages Postgraduate Research at the University of São Paulo
A postgraduate research project on the ​​energy absorption characteristics of ammonia / water in refrigeration cycles uses Therminol ® 59 - a heat transfer fluid produced by Eastman.
São Paulo - October 2013 - Encouraging academic study through the use of its products is one of Eastman´s ways of pursuing its company values. And that is why Eastman, the specialty chemical company, has become the newest supporter of a PhD project the University of São Paulo (USP)´s Institute for Energy and the Environment.


Eastman Breaks Ground at Newport, Wales to Expand Therminol Heat Transfer Fluid Capacity
Expansion of Therminol 66 Capacity Supports Market Leading Position
KINGSPORT, Tenn., July 1, 2013 - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today broke ground on a capacity increase for its Therminol® heat transfer fluids. The plant expansion, located in Newport, Wales, will be a new manufacturing facility capable of producing Therminol 66 and other biphenyl based co-products. The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2014 and will increase Eastman’s total capacity for Therminol 66 by more than 50 percent.


Eastman Completes Acquisition of Solutia
Announces New Reporting Segments
KINGSPORT, Tenn., July 2, 2012 - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Solutia Inc. (NYSE:SOA). The approximately $4.8 billion acquisition supports Eastman’s growth strategy to increase revenues and profit margins by expanding the company’s geographic reach, especially in emerging markets, and establishing a more diverse and sustainable product portfolio. Eastman expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding acquisition-
related costs and charges.


Solutia to Expand Diphenyl Oxide Production
Capacity increase to serve the high-growth concentrating solar power market
ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2011 - Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, announced today that it will expand its diphenyl oxide production capacity at its operation in Chocolate Bayou, Texas. The expansion is intended to help meet the increased demand for diphenyl oxide across a diverse set of end markets, including the high-growth concentrating solar power market.


Solutia to Supply Heat Transfer Fluids for World's Largest Solar Generation Plant
ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2011 - Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been awarded a contract to supply its Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for the Solana solar power plant project, which is slated to be the world's largest solar power plant. The $2 billion plant, which is under construction in Gila Bend, Arizona, will be the largest parabolic trough concentrating solar plant in the world and the first large-scale solar plant in the United States capable of storing energy for continued power generation during periods of low sunlight.


Solutia's Therminol® Heat Transfer Fluid Selected for a New Solar Power Plant in Spain
ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2011 - Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been awarded contracts to supply its Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for two new solar power plants in Spain. The projects are each 50 MW solar power plants with thermal storage located in Extremadura, Spain.


Solutia's Therminol® 55 Heat Transfer Fluid Selected for Major Tank Terminal Expansion in Louisiana
Solutia Inc. announced  that International Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) in St. Rose, Louisiana has selected Solutia's Therminol® 55 synthetic heat transfer fluid for use in its 2009 major expansion project. Therminol has been used at this plant for over 30 years with the first system installed in the early 1970's. Over the last 30(+) years, the site has gone through numerous expansions and this is just the latest and largest expansion project in the steady growth of IMTT in St. Rose. IMTT is a 50 year old privately held company that is a world-class provider of bulk liquid handling services.


Solutia's Therminol® Heat Transfer Fluid Selected for New Hybrid Solar Power Plants in Morocco and Algeria
Solutia Inc. announced today that it will be supplying Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid to a new 470 MW hybrid solar plant in Ain-Ben-Mathar, Morocco and a 170 MW hybrid solar plant in Hassi R’Mel, Algeria. Both plants have 20 MW each of power output capacity from solar thermal oil-based parabolic trough collector fields and are being constructed by Abener.


Solutia Inc. to Supply Therminol VP-1 to Solar Thermal Power Plant in Egypt
Solutia Inc. announced that it will be supplying a solar thermal power plant in Egypt with Therminol VP-1, a synthetic heat transfer fluid designed to meet the demanding requirements of high temperature systems. Therminol heat transfer fluids have been utilized in the production of solar energy for more than 20 years, and their use in this application is expected to grow as global demand for solar power increases.


Leading Latin American Manufacturer Selects Solutia's High-Temperature Heat Transfer Fluid
Therminol 66 to be added to second system at Grupo Primex facility
A leading Latin American manufacturer has announced it will utilize Solutia Inc.'s best-selling, high-temperature heat transfer fluid, Therminol 66. Grupo Primex - Latin America's largest manufacturer of PVC resins, phthalic anhydride, plasticizers and PVC compounds.


PTT Poly Canada Inc. Chooses Therminol Heat Transfer Fluid for World's First Commercial PTT Thermoplastics Plant
Selection Bolsters Therminol's Position as Top Choice of North American Synthetic Fiber Industry
Solutia Inc. announced that PTT Poly Canada Inc. has selected Solutia's Therminol heat transfer fluid for use in its plant in Montreal. The $100 million facility is the world's first large-scale continuous plant to commercially produce polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) thermoplastic, and will use proprietary technology provided by Shell Chemicals and Zimmer AG. The facility will rely upon Therminol 66 and Therminol VP-1 heat transfer fluids to meet demanding high-temperature requirements, both in a liquid-phase and vaporphase operating environment.