Eastman to sell portions of CASPI segment

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



(2004), "Eastman to sell portions of CASPI segment", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933eab.038



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Eastman to sell portions of CASPI segment

Eastman to sell portions of CASPI segment

Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm, and Eastman Chemical Company have signed an agreement for Apollo to acquire certain businesses and product lines in Eastman’s coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and inks (CASPI) segment. The acquisition, with a purchase price of USD 215 million, is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. The following Eastman businesses and product lines are included in the divestiture: acrylate ester monomers, composites (unsaturated polyester resins), inks and graphics arts raw materials, liquid resins, powder resins and textile chemicals. Eastman had announced plans in August 2003 to restructure, divest or consolidate these businesses and product lines. Manufacturing sites to be divested include: Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; LaVergne, Tenn.; Carpentersville, Ill.; Roebuck, S.C.; Lynwood, Calif.; Columbus and Forest Park, Ga.; and Ennis, Texas, in the US. Sites outside the US include: Kallo, Belgium; Sant’ Albano and Cola’ di Lazise, Italy; Molndal, Sweden; Hamburg, Germany; Sokolov, Czech Republic; and Tianjin, Nanping and Funing, People’s Republic of China. Approximately 2,100 employees are currently associated with this portion of Eastman’s CASPI segment. Upon closing of the acquisition, these employees will become employees of the new owner.

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