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01. March 2016

TMCD polyester polyols for automotive coatings

According to the Eastman Chemical Company, coatings based on TMCD polyester polyols have shown significant enhancement in outdoor durability and a better balance of hardness and flexibility when compared to traditional resins used in industrial and automotive coatings. Attendees of the American Coatings Conference in Indianapolis, IN, USA, will get an overview of this research during a presentation on Wednesday, 13 April 2016, by Dr. Linqian Feng, an advanced research scientist in coating application development at Eastman, and one of her co-authors: Dr. Li-piin Sung of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The talk will also cover some of the recent efforts at Eastman and NIST to correlate results from accelerated weathering test methods with data from conventional outdoor Florida weathering techniques. Feng’s presentation puts the spotlight on TMCD polyester polyols, one of the new additions to Eastman’s portfolio of products for architectural, transportation, and other coatings end markets. The company's portfolio of coatings technologies recently expanded with the acquisition of Taminco Corporation.

Eastman is a global speciality chemical company that produces a broad range of products. The company serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately USD 9.6 billion. It is headquartered in Kingsport, TN, USA, and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

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