Eastman Aviation Solutions Strengthens Commitment to Responsible Care® Initiative Through New Collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions

Kingsport, TN, August 18, 2015 – As news of new EPA regulations face the aviation industry, Eastman Aviation Solutions is striving to strengthen their commitment to the Responsible Care® initiative and provide additional support to customers by announcing a collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions, a manufacturer of high-performance chemical products for automotive, hardware and industrial applications. Together, the two companies will focus on offering products and services to promote safety, responsibility and sustainability for their aviation partners.

Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s unique global initiative that drives continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance. An active participant in Responsible Care® for nearly 30 years, Eastman remains committed to protecting the environment as well as the health and safety of their employees, communities, and people who handle their products around the world.

At the forefront of that commitment is Eastman’s SkyKleen® product, a new generation aviation solvent that combines excellent cleaning performance with environmentally friendly characteristics. With a BAC specification of BAC 5750, SkyKleen® is an effective and economical option for a variety of applications such as parts cleaning and surface preparation.

“Ensuring that our airline partners maintain safe operations by continually promoting safety, responsibility and sustainability during any cleaning process is a top priority for Eastman,” said Matt Stockum, Eastman Aviation Solutions Business Manager. “Whether a customer is working on an aircraft or managing a spill on the ground, we want to make sure they do so in the safest way possible.”

Eastman also helps other suppliers to the aviation industry deliver high-performing, safer products through its wide offering of specialty raw materials and additives.

RSC Bio Solutions has worked with Eastman to create their CSR-4000 cleaner, which contains Eastman Omnia™ high-performance solvent. Omnia has a unique chemistry that offers an exceptional combination of performance, safety and value to a variety of light- and heavy-duty cleaners.
In addition, RSC Bio Solutions offers specific absorbent products, marketed under the GreenSorb® and the GreenSorb Caddy brands. These products are specialized for the management of aviation spills on the ground and when used together, customers have a complete cleaning solution with GreenSorb® and CSR-4000 cleaner on the ground and Eastman SlyKleen® on the aircraft.

“Partnering with RSC Bio Solutions guarantees that our customers have the best combination of resources available and can benefit fully from environmentally friendly cleaning solutions on or off the aircraft,” concluded Stockum.

The recently announced collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions ensures customers are able to operate as responsible citizens in a safe and sustainable manner while furthering the sustainability and environmentally conscious goals that Eastman Aviation Solutions is working to achieve.

Eastman Aviation Solutions is committed to being a partner to its customers and offering comprehensive solutions to meet the needs of the industry. Eastman Turbo Oils, Skydrol® and SkyKleen® offer airlines a suite of fluids for proven performance operations. To learn more about Eastman’s aviation approved products, visit www.EastmanAviationSolutions.com.

About RSC Bio Solutions, LLC
Established in 2010 and headquartered in North Carolina, RSC Bio Solutions is an affiliate of RSC Chemical Solutions and is focused on providing high performance chemistries that are safer, non-hazardous and environmentally responsible. To expand its offerings further, RSC Bio Solutions’ parent company, Blumenthal Holdings, recently acquired a controlling interest in an 18-year-old company, Terresolve Technologies, Ltd., and its EnviroLogic® product lines, including readily biodegradable functional fluids and oils that are tested and proven in some of the toughest environments possible. For more information, visit www.rscbio.com. GreenSorb® is a registered trademark owned by Sorbent Green, LLC.

About Eastman Aviation Solutions
Eastman Aviation Solutions, a dedicated team within Eastman Chemical Company, is an aviation fluids supplier that focuses on providing industry-leading products, technical resources, dedicated support and improved service to the commercial and regional airline, corporate aviation, and helicopter industries. As a leading turbine oil and hydraulic fluid provider, Eastman Aviation Solutions combines their industry recognized brands Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids and SkyKleen® aviation solvents with Eastman Turbo Oils (formerly BP Turbo Oils), merging over a century of experience in aviation fluids, and offering them to customers under one unique brand. Eastman delivers innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment of safety and sustainability to their global customer base. Serving approximately 100 countries, Eastman Aviation Solutions products are available throughout the world via approved distributors and direct sale opportunities. To learn more visit www.EastmanAviationSolutions.com.

About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people
around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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