Breaking News

Advanced Sulfopolyesters

November 30, -0001

Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman AQ Polymers, advanced, high-performance water-dispersible sulfopolyesters for use in nonwoven hygiene app­lications.     Eastman AQ polymers enable the production of environmentally friendly nonwoven materials that readily disperse in water but do not break down upon contact with body fluids.

The ionic formulation of the polymers allows the sulfopolyesters to begin breaking down in water-rich and compost environments without dispersing in body fluids, a feature that allows the material to perform in hygiene applications while remaining recyclable. Telephone: 423-229-6636; Fax: 423 229-1351; Web:; E-mail:

  • Meltblown Nonwovens Report

    Meltblown Nonwovens Report

    Karen McIntyre, editor||November 11, 2015
    Often overshadowed by its older brother, spunbond, meltblown nonwovens continue to expand in a number of areas.

  • Filtration  Market Update

    Filtration Market Update

    Karen McIntyre||November 11, 2015
    Growth continues to be robust across all categories as new products and investments boost innovation.

  • The Feminine Hygiene Market

    The Feminine Hygiene Market

    Tara Olivo, associate editor||November 11, 2015
    Manufacturers of femcare products are overcoming growth challenges with marketing, education and new technologies.