Changing the Chemistry of Clean: An Example of Sustainable Innovation

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Changing the Chemistry of Clean: An Example of Sustainable Innovation

Innovation is the driving force of Eastman’s growth strategy. We understand that developing innovative, sustainably advantaged products and solutions is critical, not only to the success of the company but for the world around us.
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Eastman Omnia™ high-performance solvent has a unique cleaning chemistry that offers an exceptional combination of performance, safety and value.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:30pm

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Consumers want safer, sustainable alternatives, driving the need for sustainable solutions up the value chain. Because of our position in the value chain, we proactively collaborate downstream with our customers and with their customers to identify needs and opportunities for innovation. Driven by macro trends and changing needs in the markets we serve, we focus our efforts on innovating new products and applications that offer more efficiency, reliability and functionality with less impact on the environment.

Changing the chemistry of clean

Last year, Eastman introduced a new solvent that is changing the way people think about clean. Eastman Omnia™ high-performance solvent has a unique cleaning chemistry that offers an exceptional combination of performance, safety and value. As an ingredient that enables formulators to meet stringent regulatory and market demands, Omnia offers an excellent toxicology profile and is readily biodegradable and nonflammable. Designed for neutral-pH cleaning formulations, the powerful chemistry behind Omnia effectively removes a wide range of soils without harming surfaces.

Eastman developed Omnia with safety in mind, taking into account guidelines established by the EPA’s Safer Choice program and credible third parties such as GreenBlue®.

“We have developed an underpinning technology process that allows us to take the regulatory drivers for those markets and turn them into ways to create new molecules so that a customer no longer has to give the trade-off on performance to get reduced toxicity and environmental impact properties on a solvent.”

— Glenda Eilo, Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Eastman

Nyco® Products Company recognized the potential of Omnia and worked with Eastman to formulate a new family of cleaning products — OM1 Series. Consisting of a bath and restroom cleaner, power degreaser and multisurface cleaner, Nyco’s three OM1 Series products offer a unique formulation that penetrates the toughest stains and grease with a responsible environmental profile.

“If you look at Omnia’s environmental profile and its position on the CleanGredients® list, it gives us differentiation among other cleaning products in the marketplace. We have been in business since 1920. These are the best performance products with the best environmental profile we have ever made.”

— Bob Stahurski, President and CEO, Nyco Products Company

To learn more about Eastman’s sustainability journey, read our sustainability report at www.Eastman.com/sustainability

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | EPA | Eastman | GreenBlue | Innovation | Sustainable | omnia | solvent

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