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May 7, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company Receives Energy Efficiency Awards for 21st Consecutive Year
Eastman Chemical Company was one of 16 American Chemistry Council (ACC) members honored at the annual ACC Responsible Care® Conference and Expo for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2013....(More)

April 30, 2014
Top Elected Officials Across The Nation Proclaim April 30th As National Window Film Day
Top elected officials across the nation are proclaiming April 30th as National Window Film Day. The purpose is to help educate consumers and commercial building owners about a solution to save energy and gain health and safety benefits, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers....(More)

April 3, 2014
EPA Honors Eastman Chemical Company with 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Recognition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in superior energy management. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has improved its energy performance, saved money and helped to protect the environment for future generations....(More)

March 13, 2014
Eastman to Acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. - Acquisition will enable Eastman to gain manufacturing efficiencies and expand performance films product offerings and customer base
Eastman Chemical Company today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth’s manufacturing facility and master distribution center in Martinsville, VA, and nine sales distribution centers that serve the global market....(More)

November 11, 2013
Eastman Dedicates 2013 Freedom Award in Honor of Veteran's Day
Eastman Chemical Company and Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers today held a dedication ceremony in celebration of the company’s recent honor as a recipient of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The event also served to recognize the many men and women who have served in the military in honor of Veteran’s Day....(More)

October 1, 2013
Gila® Window Film Donates $35,000 to Susan G. Komen®
Eastman Chemical Company’s Gila® Window Film is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with a minimum guaranteed donation of $35,000 to Susan G. Komen For the Cure®. Gila® do-it-yourself film products offer homeowners a fast, easy, affordable way to improve the look and performance of windows without professional installation....(More)

June 18, 2013
Window Film Works Photo Contest - Customers who prove that window film worked are eligible to win up to $4,000
Gila® window film not only improves the look and performance of windows, they are a smart and cost effective solution for the do-it-yourself consumer. These consumers can now win up to $4000 by demonstrating their handiwork. Eastman Chemical Company, manufacturer of Gila window film, launched a photo contest to illustrate the many benefits and uses of residential window film. The contest allows customers to submit photos of their DIY window film projects for a chance to win....(More)

May 14, 2013
Eastman Board Appoints Mark Costa CEO Effective January 1, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Executive Vice President Mark J. Costa President effective immediately and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2014. The Board also appointed Costa as a Director, effective immediately, to serve until the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2014....(More)

March 5, 2013
EPA Names Eastman Chemical Company 2013 ENERGY STARSTAR® Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has improved its energy performance, saved money and helped to protect the environment for future generations. Eastman becomes the only chemical company to earn award for the second time....(More)

February 12, 2013
New Tax Credits Available for Window Film
Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) and a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, is excited to announce that LLumar®, Vista™, V-KOOL® and Hüper Optik® products are eligible for a window film tax credit being offered for residential structures....(More)

February 4, 2013
Eastman Recognized as Company of the Year by Chemical and Engineering News
Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) recently recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) as Company of the Year based on strong progress in integrating Solutia and the company’s commitment to technology and research and development (R&D)....(More)

July 2, 2012
Eastman Completes Acquisition of Solutia
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....(More)

March 5, 2012
Report Points to Window Film as the Most Cost Effective Solution for Energy Savings & Reducing Carbon Footprint
The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group, announced that a comprehensive analysis of window film found it to be the most cost-effective energy saving choice for Californians when used in retrofit applications on homes and buildings...(More)

November 28, 2011
Solutia Completes Acquisition of Southwall Technologies Inc.
Solutia has completed the previously announced acquisition of Southwall Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SWTX), a leading innovator of energy-saving films and glass products for the automotive and architectural markets. The $113 million transaction was funded by Solutia with existing cash on hand and is expected to be accretive in the first year....(More)

October 7, 2011
Solutia to Acquire Southwall Technologies Inc.
Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company, and Southwall Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SWTX), a leading innovator of energy-saving films and glass products for automotive and architectural markets, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement providing for Solutia to acquire Southwall for $13.60 per share of Southwall common stock in cash....(More)

August 23, 2011
Solutia Elects Craig Ivey President and General Manager of Performance Films Division
Solutia Inc. announced it has elected Mr. Craig Ivey as president and general manager of its Performance Films division, replacing Mr. D. Michael Donnelly, who was elected Solutia’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. The division is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar control, decorative, safety and security window films for aftermarket automotive and architectural applications. Additionally, Performance Films manufactures advanced film components for the electronic technology and energy markets....(More)