Eastman donates material for face shield production

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis., May 12, 2020 – As part of the world’s collective effort to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Eastman has donated materials to support the production of face shields for medical personnel.

Eastman donated 3,000 square-meters of material to ETC, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of lighting and rigging technology. ETC began manufacturing face shields in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to deliver thousands of shields locally and nationally.

“We’re extremely proud to contribute materials to ETC for this important cause,” Jim Bowen, Eastman site manager, said. “I am proud of how our teams stepped up to deliver the materials quickly and safely so our local healthcare workers can be as safe as possible on the frontlines of this pandemic.”

Face shields have become an essential tool for helping to protect personnel in medical fields and others on the front lines of battling the epidemic. The shields help protect people from droplets produced by coughing and sneezing and can help prevent workers from touching their faces.

“We moved very quickly to get these face shields into production,” said Dick Titus, ETC President and CEO. “We appreciate Eastman’s contributions to this very important effort.”

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Eastman’s Sun Prairie site is part of its Advanced Materials operating segment and specializes in converting and laminating interlayers for the automotive and architectural laminated glass markets.

About Eastman
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. Learn more at www.eastman.com.

About ETC
A global leader in the manufacturing of lighting and rigging technology, ETC employs nearly 1400 people in 13 corporate offices around the world. ETC is proud of its industry reputation for unmatched technical and customer service, 24/7/365. And with a family of over 300 authorized service centers throughout the world, staffed by hundreds of certified technicians, customers are never far from an ETC resource with a face and a name.



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