Eastman Chemical is an American manufacturer that specializes in chemicals, fibers and plastics. Once part of film giant Eastman Kodak, the company now produces rubber materials, polymers, solvents, medical packages and other items. It serves customers in approximately 100 countries. They operate more than 40 manufacturing sites in 16 countries, with around 15,000 employees. Founded in 1920, Eastman Chemical is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.