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Eastman to acquire Knowlton Technologies

July 30, 2014

Acquisition supports company’s commitment to microfibers growth platform.

Eastman Chemical Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Knowlton Technologies, LLC. The company, which is located in Watertown, NY, is a leader in the design, accelerated prototyping and manufacture of wet-laid nonwovens in filtration, friction and custom designed composite webs.

“Knowlton Technologies is a trusted and established leader in advanced materials with an expertise in wet-laid media prototyping and formulation development,” says Tim Dell, vice president, innovation, Eastman. “This acquisition will bring a set of complementary skills and development capabilities that will help Eastman better innovate with our nonwovens-producing customers and accelerate the innovation cycle for microfibers in important markets like filtration.”