Eastman Innovation Lab Presents: Sustainable from the Start (A BASF, Ford And Eastman Collaboration)

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Eastman Innovation Lab Presents: Sustainable from the Start (A BASF, Ford And Eastman Collaboration)

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 2:00pm

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'Sustainable from the start', is part of a series of Results of Insight video stories on the Ford / BASF / Eastman collaboration to develop paint formulations that are at the leading edge of performance and sustainability.

Waterborne or solvent borne high solids coatings technology – what’s best for the environment?

“Sustainability is all about delivering cost, quality and environmental,” says Tim Weingartz, materials manager – paint engineering group, at Ford. “We're looking to fundamentally achieve all three simultaneously. We're driving things like smaller footprint plants, the lower use of raw materials coming in, lower energy to continue the plant operation.”

“The key with sustainability is you don't wait for 10 years to see where you're at,” says Mike Meyer, technical upstream manager – strategic sourcing, for BASF. “You've got to be doing things today to make sure you're around in 10 years.”

"There probably won't be a single solution across all industries, but there'll be solutions for each industry,” explains Brad Lich, vice president & general manager for Eastman’s Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers & Inks business. “Consumption is really where it's at; making products that have better longevity. Whether that's a coating that lasts twice as long or a car that lasts twice as long – the most sound way to drive sustainable solutions is drive reduced consumption.”

 

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | BASF | Eastman | Ford | coatings | sustainability

CAMPAIGN: Sustainability at Eastman - The Journey Continues

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