Tackifier Resin is suited for nonwoven adhesives.

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Regalite C6100 multi-purpose, partially hydrogenated, hydrocarbon resin improves tack and facilitates application of hot melt adhesives. With odorless and clear formulation, product is compatible with various elastomers and polymers, including SBS, SIS, SEBS, and EVA. Imparting proper balance of cohesive properties as well as tack, Regalite C6100 is suited for use in adhesives for hygiene products as well as elastic attachment applications.

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Eastman Launches Regalite C6100 Multi-Purpose Tackifier Resin for Nonwoven Adhesives

Odorless, clear resin improves tack and eases application of hot melt adhesives

Kingsport, Tenn. (April 27, 2004) - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) announces the launch of Regalite C6100, a new partially hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin for nonwoven adhesives. Tackifier resins are added to the base polymers and elastomers in adhesives to improve their ability to stick. Regalite C6100 is compatible with a wide range of elastomers and polymers, making it a versatile choice for a variety of hot melt adhesive formulations. Crystal clear and odorless, Regalite C6100 is ideal for use in adhesives for such hygiene products as diapers, adult incontinence products and feminine hygiene products.

"Eastman is committed to providing the nonwovens industry with products that simplify the engineering and improve the performance of nonwovens," says Robert Lovegrove, Eastman's nonwovens global business segment manager. "The unique formulation of Regalite C6100 tackifier makes it compatible with a broad range of polymers including SBS, SIS, SEBS and EVA."

The crisp, white look of hygiene products reassures consumers of the sterility and efficaciousness of these products. Regalite C6100 has been engineered to maintain its clarity for extended times at high processing temperatures. Regalite C6100 effectively reduces the yellowing of adhesives, thereby enhancing the look of nonwovens and maintaining product integrity.

Formulating hot melt adhesives with Regalite C6100 also creates significant production efficiencies and cost-savings. The low adhesive viscosity and low volatility of Regalite C6100 provide greater consistency and predictability in the application and performance of adhesives over their shelf life. It imparts excellent spray properties to adhesive products and a superior balance of shear and adhesion, critical to the overall performance and appearance of nonwoven products. Imparting the proper balance of cohesive properties as well as tack, Regalite C6100 is very well suited for elastic attachment applications.

Headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., U.S.A., Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide. The company has approximately 15,000 employees in more than 30 countries and had 2003 sales of US$5.8 billion.

For more information about Eastman's products and services, please contact Peter Eschbach, global media relations manager, Eastman Chemical Company, tel: 423-229-6636, email: peschbach@eastman.com.

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