Eastman Chemical Company Expands its Manufacturing Facility in Dresden

Eastman Chemical Company has announced a capacity expansion at its Dresden, Germany, manufacturing facility to support a new coating and laminating line. The company stated that this investment will support the strong growth of Eastman’s high-performance branded paint protection and window film products. Additionally, the expansion will supplement Eastman’s assets in Martinsville, Va., and is expected to be online mid-2021 while bringing approximately 50 new jobs to the site, according to Eastman.

“We are very excited to announce this investment in our Dresden site and our Films business,” said Erin Bernhardt, general manager of Eastman’s Performance Films business. “The additional capacity will allow us to meet the continued strong growth we’re seeing in Europe and around the globe for our paint protection films as well as provide versatility to meet growing customer needs in high-value automotive and architectural window films.”

The company has also announced a series of significant investments in paint protection films, including a Performance Films Patterns and Software Center of Excellence, multiple expansions at its Martinsville manufacturing facility, and Core™ pattern and business operations software.

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