Going Bananas for Innovation

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Going Bananas for Innovation

Eastman doesn’t like a bad banana. With Eastman Banguard™, our customers don’t have to worry about them either.

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Through the acquisition of Taminco and its product lines in 2014, we increased focus in the food, feed and agriculture markets, including crop protection. Over the years, agrochemical development has been geared toward innovating fungicide solutions for fruit crops, such as bananas, due to the popularity and availability of the fruit around the world. Bananas typically grow in tropical areas, which makes the fruit susceptible to fungi. With environmental regulations of fungicides continuing to strengthen, the need for safe and sustainably minded solutions is increasingly vital to the future of banana crops. Eastman’s Banguard™ is an innovative fungicide formulation based on Thiram, one of our key actives for the crop protection market. Development of Banguard started more than 10 years ago, with the first formulation being sold in the Philippines. We continue to study environmental challenges and areas in tropical climates with extended rainy seasons and strong UV radiation to develop new solutions that will stand up to the toughest circumstances.

Learn more about this & the Eastman 2016 Sustainability Report here