Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Eastman Chemical to discontinue Beaumont project

Eastman Chemical to discontinue Beaumont project

10
Dec '09
Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has decided to discontinue its Beaumont, Texas, industrial gasification project. This decision was made due to a number of factors, including high capital costs, the current and foreseen reduced spread between natural gas and oil and petroleum coke prices, and continued uncertainty regarding U.S. energy and environmental public policy. As a result of this decision, the company will recognize a pre-tax non-cash asset impairment charge estimated to be between $150 million-$180 million in the fourth quarter 2009.

“Even though it is no longer advantageous for Eastman to pursue this project, we will continue to explore global industrial gasification opportunities as a long-term growth option for the company,” said Jim Rogers, president and CEO.

Rogers added, “Eastman is committed to being an outperforming chemical company. I am confident we will deliver profitable growth through the combination of our solid core businesses and strong financial profile.”

Eastman's chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, Eastman had 2008 sales of $6.7 billion.

Eastman Chemical Company


Must ReadView All

Rajive Ranjan (left), Managing Director, Techno Design GmbH and Technocian Fashions, with Oliver Hein, COO, s.Oliver Group. Pic: PDS Multinational Fashions Limited

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2021

PDSMFL (BSE:538730) to source for s.Oliver from India, Sri Lanka

India-based PDS Multinational Fashions Limited (listed on Bombay...

US President Joe Biden. Pic Palinchak | Dreamstime.com

Retail | On 3rd Dec 2021

American families have more money in their pockets: US President

Even after accounting for rising prices, the typical American family...

Pic: heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2021

Messe Frankfurt cancels international home textiles fair Heimtextil

The Messe Frankfurt Group has announced cancellation of Heimtextil,...

Interviews View All

Footwear Industry, Footwear Retailers

Footwear Industry
Footwear Retailers

Still struggling to mop up higher sales

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchain is not a silver bullet for each and every problem in supply...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Quality & affordability to affect market acceptability of new fibres

Andrea Pelissero,

Andrea Pelissero

Located near Milan, Italy, and with 50 years of experience in the textile...

Gus Bartholomew,

Gus Bartholomew

<b>Gus Bartholomew</b>, co-founder of SupplyCompass, explains to <b>Subir...

Seema Mishra,

Seema Mishra

Set up in January 2020 by <b>Seema Mishra</b>, the Kasrawad Art Cluster...

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll, Lenzing

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll
Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces Lenzing Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibres of...

Shaan Sethi, Jaanuu

Shaan Sethi
Jaanuu

Jaanuu, a vertically integrated e-commerce company, has reimagined the...

Brad Holschuh, Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

Brad Holschuh
Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Design of...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


December 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search