Kimberly-Clark Professional Announces Aviation Collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company - Mar 2, 2015
Kimberly-Clark Professional Announces Aviation Collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company
Mar 2, 2015
Kimberly-Clark Professional and Eastman Aviation Solutions to join forces to deliver Total Customer Solutions to Industrial Aviation Original Equipment Manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Workplaces

ROSWELL, Ga., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional, a division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, today announced a strategic collaboration with Eastman Aviation Solutions, a division of Eastman Chemical Company, to better support aviation original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair and overhaul workplaces; and component suppliers who use consumable products and chemicals in critical manufacturing and return-to-service tasks.

This collaboration will enable both companies to deliver innovative, task-critical solutions to aviation customers around the world. Kimberly-Clark Professional will develop personal protective equipment specifically designed for use with products supplied by Eastman Aviation Solutions, along with future innovations that make chemical application as part of surface preparation and maintenance servicing tasks more efficient.

"We are excited to expand our existing aviation product portfolio to support chemicals already used as part of routine critical tasks. Working with Eastman Aviation Solutions enables us to offer our aviation customers a range of solutions to perform their most critical tasks with confidence and the protective solutions needed to stay safe on the job," said Stephen Burn, global aviation market leader at Kimberly-Clark Professional.

Joint Product Innovation Focused on Safety
The relationship between the two companies is timely given the recent launch of the Jackson Safety G29 Solvent Protection Glove from Kimberly-Clark Professional. This glove offers workers a greater level of protection, increased dexterity, and extended chemical holdup times relative to other hand protection products on the market. It was designed to provide increased protection for aviation workers using products that may cause skin irritation such as solvents, hydraulic fluids or turbine oils.

Eastman Chemical Company, the makers of Eastman SKYDROL® aviation hydraulic fluids, and Eastman Turbo Oil aviation oils, recently trialed the Jackson Safety G29 Solvent Glove and made its use an integral part of routine product manufacturing.

"This innovation-focused relationship is another step towards our goal of offering our Eastman Aviation Solutions customers a total value solution that delivers assurance for their most important tasks," said Matthew Stockum, Eastman Aviation solutions business manager. "Through our emerging collaboration with Kimberly-Clark Professional, we will work together to deliver innovative new products and enhanced safety to our global aviation customers."

Jackson Safety G29 Solvent Glove Availability
The Jackson Safety G29 Solvent Glove is an innovative addition to the Kimberly-Clark Professional portfolio of safety and wiping solutions. For more information on this glove and other aviation solutions, visit

About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces helping to make them safer, healthier, and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, Wypall, Kimtech, Kleenguard, and Jackson Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional*, located in Roswell, GA, is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business sectors. To see how we are helping people the world over, work better, please visit .

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trusts K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's 143-year history of innovation, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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 2013 revenues of approximately $9.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit .


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