Welcome to IDEA13 – Eastman Chemical Sponsors Welcome Reception

CARY,  N.C. — April 2, 2013 — IDEA13, International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo, will be held April 22-25, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida.

To start the triennial event this year in style, Eastman Chemical will be sponsoring the IDEA13 Welcome Reception at the world famous Nikki Beach Club. Leading edge companies from all segments of the nonwoven/engineered fabrics industry will gather to enjoy an evening of delightful refreshments, scenic vistas and great fellowship.

“With Eastman’s generous sponsorship of the Welcome Reception, attendees can look forward to a fantastic night of interacting with fellow industry members in a beautiful beach front venue. This reception is the ultimate way to kick off the most important three days in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry for 2013,” said Dave Rousse, President of INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, organizer of IDEA13.

“Eastman is pleased to sponsor the IDEA13 Welcome Reception for the first time. This is a great opportunity to highlight our company at IDEA13 and reinforce our commitment to the industry,” said Mark Costa, Executive Vice President, Eastman Chemical Company. “Eastman continues to focus on growth and innovation and this show is an ideal venue to showcase our nonwoven product portfolio.”

The IDEA13 Welcome Reception will be held Monday April 22, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Over 465 exhibitors from around the world are expected at IDEA13. IDEA attracts thousands of key executives from over 70 countries, spanning the entire engineered fabric value chain. For more information or to register for the Welcome Reception and IDEA13, visit:

IDEA13 Conference/Expo: April 23-25, 2013

IDEA13 Welcome Reception: April 22, 2013

About INDA

INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry. Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share. INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading education, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provides members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business. Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry. For more information, visit

About Eastman Chemical

Eastman is a global specialty chemicals 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 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit

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