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Revitalizing a 100-Year-Old Cellulosic Platform

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The power of Eastman's innovation efforts is aimed at opportunities where disruptive, global macro trends align with our world-class technology platforms. To continue developing products that make a material difference in people’s lives, we are leveraging our success and expertise in key platforms where Eastman has been a leader for decades.

Challenge + Partner + Eastman = Impact

Eastman Goes Silky Soft With a 'New' Fiber From Its Long-Established Cellulosics Portfolio

By Robert Grace
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"Everything old is new again," or so goes the idiom. The folks at Eastman apparently agree, as they have dipped back into the firm's 80-year-old portfolio of cellulose ester materials technology to come up with a "new" fiber that's now finding use in a range of intimate apparel and other trendy clothing.

Eastman Naia™ Cellulosic Yarn: New, Exciting Horizons for an Enduring Eastman Technology

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For decades, Eastman scientists have consistently utilized innovative approaches to adapting the company’s world-class technologies to create new and better materials that enhance the quality of life in a material way.

So it’s not surprising that one of the company’s longest-standing technologies has delivered a new name in materials for the intimate apparel market. The technology is cellulose esters, and the material is Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn.

Yarn or Lifeline, What do you see?

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Yarn or lifeline, what do you see?

An Enactus team from the Netherlands saw a way to empower Bhutanese women to knit scarves and other products to sell, and taught them how to run their own knitting workshops as a secondary source of revenue. What other skill do they learn while knitting? Find out at:  http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/yarn/.

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