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March 5, 2015
Eastman Chemical Company, the world’s leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential and commercial markets, presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual Elite Dealer Conference, held in Palm Coast, Florida February 25—March 1, 2015...(More)

May 7, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company was one of 16 American Chemistry Council (ACC) members honored at the annual ACC Responsible Care® Conference and Expo for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2013...(More)

April 30, 2014
Top elected officials across the nation are proclaiming April 30th as National Window Film Day. The purpose is to help educate consumers and commercial building owners about a solution to save energy and gain health and safety benefits, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers...(More)

April 3, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in superior energy management. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has improved its energy performance, saved money and helped to protect the environment for future generations...(More)

March 20, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company® for its efforts to continually raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior...(More)

March 13, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth’s manufacturing facility and master distribution center in Martinsville, VA, and nine sales distribution centers that serve the global market...(More)

March 4, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual Vista™ Elite Dealer Conference, held in Scottsdale, Arizona on Feb 21-23, 2014...(More)

November 11, 2013
Eastman Chemical Company and Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers today held a dedication ceremony in celebration of the company’s recent honor as a recipient of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The event also served to recognize the many men and women who have served in the military in honor of Veteran’s Day...(More)

August 15, 2013
Through its line of performance films, Eastman Chemical Company has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Houston and Green Generation Solutions (GGS), an energy-efficient and sustainability engineering firm, to measure the true energy-savings impact or EnerLogic® 35 low-e window film...(More)

May 30, 2013
EnerLogic® 35 low-e window film has received EcoSpecifier Global GreenTag certification, a green product certification based on lifecycle assessment. Submitted for GreenTag certification by MEP Films in Australia, Eastman’s exclusive EnerLogic distributor, EnerLogic 35 was certified at the LCARate Gold Plus level...(More)

May 14, 2013
Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Executive Vice President Mark J. Costa President effective immediately and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2014. The Board also appointed Costa as a Director, effective immediately, to serve until the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2014...(More)

March 25, 2013
Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) and a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual elite Vista™ window films dealer conference held at the Portofino Hotel in Orlando, Florida...(More)

March 19, 2013
Solutia Inc. has received the Technology of the Year award from AIMCAL (the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators) for its EnerLogic® VEP35 low-e window film...(More)

March 5, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has improved its energy performance, saved money and helped to protect the environment for future generations. Eastman becomes the only chemical company to earn award for the second time...(More)

February 12, 2013
Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) and a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, is excited to announce that LLumar®, Vista™, V-KOOL® and Hüper Optik® products are eligible for a window film tax credit being offered for residential structures...(More)

February 4, 2013
Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) recently recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) as Company of the Year based on strong progress in integrating Solutia and the company’s commitment to technology and research and development (R&D)...(More)

November 13, 2012
Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) and a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been recognized by Architectural Products magazine’s Product Innovation Awards for the second year in a row. EnerLogic® 70 window film series won in the Solar Control and Shading/ Site-Generated Energy category...(More)

July 2, 2012
Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Solutia Inc. (NYSE:SOA). The approximately $4.8 billion acquisition supports Eastman’s growth strategy to increase revenues and profit margins by expanding the company’s geographic reach, especially in emerging markets, and establishing a more diverse and sustainable product portfolio. Eastman expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding acquisition-related costs and charges...(More)

June 11, 2012
The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group, announced a landmark vote by the California Building Standards Commission placing Window Film, a polymer material offering energy efficiency advantages, into the state building code for the first time in the United States...(More)

May 22, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the April 2012 edition of the report titled: “Buildings R&D Breakthroughs: Technologies and Products Supported by the Building Technologies Program.” This report is intended to inform government professionals, architects, designers, manufacturers, and energy efficiency advocates about DOE project successes and next-generation innovations. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Building Technologies Program Tracking Team recognized EnerLogic®: Low-Emissivity, Energy-Control Retrofit Window Film in the report...(More)

March 5, 2012
The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group, announced that a comprehensive analysis of window film found it to be the most cost-effective energy saving choice for Californians when used in retrofit applications on homes and buildings..(More)

January 25, 2012
Solutia is proud to announce EnerLogic® 70 low-e window film as the newest addition to its awardwinning EnerLogic window film series for commercial and residential applications...(More)

November 28, 2011
Solutia has completed the previously announced acquisition of Southwall Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SWTX), a leading innovator of energy-saving films and glass products for the automotive and architectural markets. The $113 million transaction was funded by Solutia with existing cash on hand and is expected to be accretive in the first year...(More)

November 17, 2011
Solutia Inc. announced that it's EnerLogic window film was recognized for its product excellence in the following categories: Solar Control Protection, Moisture/Thermal Protection and Windows/Doors/Openings...(More)

November 2, 2011
Solutia Inc. announced that it has extended the distributorship agreement with Performance Films Distributing, Inc., based in Dublin, Ohio, through 2015...(More)

October 7, 2011
Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company, and Southwall Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SWTX), a leading innovator of energy-saving films and glass products for automotive and architectural markets, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement providing for Solutia to acquire Southwall for $13.60 per share of Southwall common stock in cash...(More)

May 25, 2011
"Most people think of outdoor sun safety when they think of skin cancer prevention. While wearing sunscreen, covering up and staying in the shade are all keys to helping protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation while outside, full protection also means blocking harmful rays from damaging your skin while inside your home or vehicle."..(More)

March 21, 2011
"As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability, responsible use of natural resources and the reduction of its carbon footprint, the Performance Films division of Solutia Inc. is pleased to announce completion of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by Harmony Environmental, LLC, and review by an independent third party. The results from the recently completed study conclude that Solutia’s Performance Films division delivers a positive impact to the environment."..(More)

March 1, 2011
"Solutia Inc. presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual elite Vista™ window films dealer conference, held at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California, February 11-13."..(More)

February 12, 2011
"The Performance Films division of Solutia will launch nine new decorative film products during 2011, complementing the current program and providing unique design solutions at a fraction of the cost of designed or etched glass. Dealers will see many of the new products for the first time at the company’s Elite Vista™ Dealer Conference, held Feb 11-13, 2011 in San Diego, California."..(More)

November 10, 2010
"The new brand identity reflects our pride, confidence, intense drive for accomplishment and optimism for the future shared by Solutia and its employees worldwide," said Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Solutia Inc. "The Solutia of today combines innovative solutions and best-in-class technical service with the proven capability to serve global markets. This positions the company well to enjoy continued success in 2011 and beyond."..(More)

September 9, 2010
"Solutia Inc. today announced that it has named Mike Donnelly as President and General Manager of its Performance Films division. The division manufactures films that provide energy savings and safety and security benefits when applied to glass, as well as high-value precision coated films and film components for advanced technology and performance products...(More)

August 12, 2010
"Solutia Inc., the world’s largest maker of thermal window films, said it may triple sales of performance films amid increased demand for materials used to conserve energy and make electronics such as Apple Inc.’s iPad.Revenue in the performance-films unit, formerly known as CPFilms, will double or triple in the next three to five years, Chief Executive Officer Jeffry Quinn said yesterday in an interview in New York. The unit is St. Louis-based Solutia’s smallest with sales last year of $185 million, 11 percent of the total...(More)

June 30, 2010
"Solutia Inc. is pleased to announce that its Performance Films segment was recently awarded a $356,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant, entitled “Recovery Act: Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies,” from the U.S. Department of Energy...(More)

April 15, 2010
"CPFilms Inc. is excited to announce a groundbreaking new film product. The EnerLogic™ Series is the latest addition to the Vista™ line-up of architectural window films. Featuring a patent-pending, low-e coating, EnerLogic window film adds up to 92%(1) more insulating power to existing commercial and residential windows – improving energy efficiency in every season...(More)

May 2, 2010
"Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) today announced that it has acquired Novomatrix, a leader in branding, marketing and the distribution of high-technology performance window films catering to the premium segment of the automotive aftermarket and architectural applications for residential, commercial and industrial properties...(More)

February 15, 2010
"CPFilms Inc. presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual elite Vista™ and FormulaOne™ window films dealer conference, held in Naples Florida, Jan 29-31...(More)

January 29, 2010
CPFilms has launched two new websites supporting their Vista™ and FormulaOne® High Performance Auto Tint™ window film brands. Through intuitive navigation and interactive features, as well as a bold new look, the websites promote CPFilms premium dealers and product lines in the US and Canada...(More)

January 29, 2010
"The Vista™ Exterior Film Series features a patent-pending, non-stick coating designed to extend product life, delivering longer lasting energy efficiency than traditional exterior film technologies."..(More)