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July 29th, 2013

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Amy Lewis, amy@renownmarketing.com, 651.450.9222

Julie Goetz, Julie@goetzresultscomm.com, 952.452.3663

 

PERENNIAL WOOD DECKING EASILY TOUCHED UP

WITH NEW COLOR-MATCHED STAIN PENS

 KINGSPORT, Tenn., July 29, 2013 Touching up incidental scratches and blemishes on factory-finished Perennial Wood™ decking is easier than ever with new color-matched touch-up pens, now available for no charge from Perennial Wood. The pens are color-matched to each of the four Perennial Wood decking finishes: Mahogany, Cedar, Redwood and Cape Cod Gray.

  The new color-matched touch-up pens are an extremely convenient way to cover small nicks and scratches in Perennial Wood decking,” said Jim Flickinger, market development manager for Perennial Wood decking. “A full quart of stain is great for finishing end cuts but it’s not practical for smaller jobs. That’s where these touch-up pens come in. They cut the time and messes involved with quick jobs, and help keep decks looking their best.”

The touch-up pens are currently available at no charge to homeowners who complete the form under “Contact Us” at PerennialWood.com. These pens complement the quart-sized Perennial Wood Deck Finish available wherever Perennial Wood decking is sold. Read More HERE

April 3rd, 2013

Contacts:

Amy Lewis, amy@renownmarketing.com, 651.450.9222

Julie Goetz, julie@goetzresultscomm.com, 952.452.3663

PERENNIAL WOOD NAMED A GREEN CERTIFIED PRODUCT BY HOME INNOVATION RESEARCH LABS

KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 3, 2013—Further confirming its sustainability position, Perennial Wood™ recently was named a Green Certified Product by Home Innovation Research Labs, formerly the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. This distinction means that projects incorporating Perennial Wood can earn points towards certification under the National Green Building Standard™.

 “Becoming a Green Certified Product is a great way to officially connect Perennial Wood to quality green building,” said Ken Flint, market development manager for Perennial Wood. “This reinforces our sustainability position while supporting our customers’ pursuit of green building certifications.”

To become a Green Certified Product, Perennial Wood was evaluated by the Home Innovation Research Lab for meeting National Green Building certification criteria. The National Green Building Standard uses the Green Scoring Tool to award points for design, preparation, development, efficiency and environmental quality. Specific products that have been approved by the program can be found at http://www.GreenApprovedProducts.org.

Made by Eastman Chemical Company, Perennial Wood is real wood modified to endure nature’s harshest elements. It is modified through TruLast™ Technology to resist changes from moisture and remain dimensionally stable — three times more stable than unmodified wood — making it suitable for nearly any exterior construction application.

Perennial Wood is made from U.S. Southern pine and is processed and finished in the U.S., eliminating the need for shipping wood from offshore sources, lessening the environmental impact. Because it lasts longer than most unmodified wood, Perennial Wood needs to be replaced less often, resulting in less material disposal over the long term. TruLast Technology leaves no toxic substances within the wood, delivering peace of mind to homeowners.

Perennial Wood decking is available at select retail locations and lumberyards in the Northeast while Perennial Wood porch flooring is available at lumberyards in the Northeast and South-Atlantic. To locate a dealer, visit PerennialWood.com.

 

About Eastman

Perennial Wood is manufactured by Eastman, 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 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com. For more information on Perennial Wood, visit PerennialWood.com or call 800.530.7495.

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April 3rd, 2013

Contacts:

Amy Lewis, amy@renownmarketing.com651.450.9222

Julie Goetz, julie@goetzresultscomm.com952.452.3663

PERENNIAL WOOD NAMED A GREEN CERTIFIED PRODUCT BY HOME INNOVATION RESEARCH LABS

KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 3, 2013—Further confirming its sustainability position, Perennial Wood™ recently was named a Green Certified Product by Home Innovation Research Labs, formerly the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. This distinction means that projects incorporating Perennial Wood can earn points towards certification under the National Green Building Standard™.

“Becoming a Green Certified Product is a great way to officially connect Perennial Wood to quality green building,” said Ken Flint, market development manager for Perennial Wood. “This reinforces our sustainability position while supporting our customers’ pursuit of green building certifications.”

To become a Green Certified Product, Perennial Wood was evaluated by the Home Innovation Research Lab for meeting National Green Building certification criteria. The National Green Building Standard uses the Green Scoring Tool to award points for design, preparation, development, efficiency and environmental quality. Specific products that have been approved by the program can be found at http://www.GreenApprovedProducts.org.

Made by Eastman Chemical Company, Perennial Wood is real wood modified to endure nature’s harshest elements. It is modified through TruLast™ Technology to resist changes from moisture and remain dimensionally stable — three times more stable than unmodified wood — making it suitable for nearly any exterior construction application.

Perennial Wood is made from U.S. Southern pine and is processed and finished in the U.S., eliminating the need for shipping wood from offshore sources, lessening the environmental impact. Because it lasts longer than most unmodified wood, Perennial Wood needs to be replaced less often, resulting in less material disposal over the long term. TruLast Technology leaves no toxic substances within the wood, delivering peace of mind to homeowners.

Perennial Wood decking is available at select retail locations and lumberyards in the Northeast while Perennial Wood porch flooring is available at lumberyards in the Northeast and South-Atlantic. To locate a dealer, visit PerennialWood.com.

About Eastman

Perennial Wood is manufactured by Eastman, 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 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com. For more information on Perennial Wood, visit PerennialWood.com or call 800.530.7495.

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January 7th, 2013

Contacts:
Amy Lewis, amy@renownmarketing.com651.450.9222
Julie Goetz, julie@goetzresultscomm.com952.452.3663

Perennial Wood Named A 2012 Record Product By Architectural Record Magazine

KINGSPORT, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2013Perennial Wood™ has been chosen a 2012 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine and its jury of architects, designers and product specialists. The annual review seeks to identify outstanding new building products in several categories based on the submitted questionnaire, product data sheets, photos and actual product samples, when feasible. Perennial Wood was chosen as an outstanding new material. The full 2012 Record Products report is available in the December issue of Architectural Record and on its website at: http://archrecord.construction.com/products/productreports/2012/.

Made by Eastman Chemical Company, Perennial Wood is real wood modified to endure nature’s harshest elements. It is modified through TruLast™ Technology to resist changes from moisture and remain dimensionally stable — three times more stable than unmodified wood — making it suitable for nearly any exterior construction application.

“Perennial Wood offers a unique value proposition — real wood without drawbacks traditionally associated with unmodified wood,” said Deborah Baum Crain, director of Perennial Wood. “Architects and designers have come to appreciate the authenticity and character of Perennial Wood, particularly in light of its stability, durability and sustainability.”

Currently, commercially available applications include Perennial Wood decking and Perennial Wood porch flooring. It is also available to other manufacturers for use in their products such as outdoor furniture, windows and doors. Perennial Wood decking and related components are available in New England at select Lowe’s stores and select building materials retailers. Perennial Wood porch flooring is available at select building materials retailers in New England and the South Atlantic.

Longevity and Stability

TruLast Technology permanently modifies the wood, providing a physical barrier throughout that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years. With greater dimensional stability, Perennial Wood is less susceptible to shrinking and swelling that cause bowing, cupping and warping.

Sustainability

Perennial Wood is made from U.S. Southern pine and is processed and finished in the U.S., eliminating the need for shipping wood from offshore sources, lessening the environmental impact. Because it lasts longer than most unmodified wood, Perennial Wood needs to be replaced less often, resulting in less material disposal over the long term. TruLast Technology leaves no toxic substances within the wood, delivering peace of mind to homeowners.

About Eastman

Perennial Wood is manufactured by Eastman Chemical Company, a global company with more than 80 years of history in acetylating wood pulp and 2011 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition of approximately $9.3 billion. Headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets and geographies it serves. For more information, visit PerennialWood.com or call 800.530.7495.

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December 11th, 2012

Contacts:

Amy Lewis, amy@renownmarketing.com651.450.9222

Julie Goetz, julie@goetzresultscomm.com952.452.3663

PERENNIAL WOOD SPECIFIERS’ BINDER NOW AVAILABLE

KINGSPORT, Tenn., Dec. 11, 2012—Architects and designers have a new resource available to them for specifying Perennial Wood™ decking and porch flooring: the Perennial Wood Specifiers’ Binder.

The Specifiers’ Binder has many of the resources architect and designers need to incorporate Perennial Wood into their projects, including product background, case studies of Perennial Wood in use, .DWG files and 3-part specs to plug directly into specification documents, and warranty and installation information. The binder also includes its contents in digital form on a USB drive. To request the full binder, e-mailinfo@PerennialWood.com. The binder’s contents, as well as the binder in its entirety, are also available at PerennialWood.com.

Another resource Perennial Wood offers to trade and design professionals is the CEU course Wood Acetylation: a Non-toxic Path to Preserving Wood. This course is eligible for 1 LU AIA/CES and is offered through Hanley Wood University or via live Lunch-and-Learn presentations in the New England and South Atlantic regions. Firms interested in hosting the course can contact info@PerennialWood.com.

Made possible through TruLast™ Technology, a proprietary process from Eastman Chemical Company, Perennial Wood is real wood made to endure. TruLast Technology permanently modifies the wood, providing a physical barrier throughout that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years. It is three times more stable than unmodified wood, resulting in less shrinking and swelling that cause bowing, cupping and warping without sacrificing the beauty of real wood. Perennial Wood decking and porch flooring are available at select building materials retailers in New England. For locations, visit http://www.perennialwood.com/Resources/WhereToBuy/Pages/Home.aspx.

About Eastman

Perennial Wood is manufactured by Eastman Chemical Company, a global company with more than 80 years of history in acetylating wood pulp and 2011 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.3 billion. Headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets and geographies it serves. For more information on Perennial Wood, visit PerennialWood.com or call 800.530.7495.

September 18th, 2012

Perennial Wood Porch Flooring Is Now Available In The U.S. South Atlantic States

September 17, 2012 – Kingsport, TN | Eastman is proud to announce that Perennial Wood™ porch flooring is now available to trade professionals and homeowners in the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, through select professional lumberyards and building materials dealers serviced by Snavely Forest Products. A leading distributor of superior building products for more than a century, Snavely Forest Products was chosen by Eastman for their deep market knowledge, reputation as a provider of high quality products, and track record for providing excellent service and support. The new line of long-lasting, real wood, tongue-and-groove porch flooring is the first Perennial Wood product to be distributed in the South Atlantic.

Porch Appeal

Porches – whether they are screened, three-season, or great-American front porches – have experienced a resurgence of popularity in recent years. This regained favor is due to homeowners’ desires to spend more quality time outdoors and also to advancements in building materials that make outdoor living areas less susceptible to the drawbacks caused by moisture.

“Homeowner investments in outdoor living areas, including porches, continue to trend upwards in our country,” said Brant Mitchell, market development manager for Perennial Wood porch flooring. “The durability of Perennial Wood porch flooring provides a real wood option that is guaranteed to last. Now homeowners and builders in the South Atlantic states can invest in porches that will be enjoyed for generations to come.”

Durability

Perennial Wood brings real wood, with fewer drawbacks, to outdoor porches. Modified through TruLast™ Technology, Perennial Wood is three times more dimensionally stable than unmodified wood and resists changes from moisture for decades. The modification process makes it less susceptible to shrinking and swelling, which can lead to separation between boards, as well as cupping and warping.

Availability

Perennial Wood porch flooring is offered in three uncoated profiles:

  • 3/4″ x  3⅛” finished face in 8′ and 10′ lengths
  • 7/8″ x  3⅛” finished face in 8′ and 10′ lengths
  • 29/32″ x 5⅛” finished face in 8′ and 10′ lengths

All three profiles are available through select dealers serviced by Snavely Forest Products’ location in Greensboro, N.C. To find a dealer location near you, visit PerennialWood.com.

Sustainability

The ability of Perennial Wood to endure is just one of its sustainable qualities. Because it lasts longer than most unmodified wood, it needs to be replaced less often, resulting in less material disposal over the long term. TruLast Technology leaves no toxic substances in the wood, delivering peace of mind about the performance of the product. Harvested from U.S. Southern pine, Perennial Wood is processed in the United States, eliminating the need for shipping wood from offshore sources, lessening the environmental impact.

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August 20th, 2012

Perennial Wood Decking named one of the “101 Best New Products” by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines

Aug. 20, 2012 Kingsport, TN | Perennial Wood™ decking has been named one of the 101 Best New Products of 2012 in the decking/outdoor living category by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines. Made by Eastman, Perennial Wood is real wood modified to endure nature’s harshest elements. It is modified through TruLast™ Technology to resist changes from moisture and remain dimensionally stable – making it suitable for nearly any outdoor application where the beauty of real wood is desired without wood’s traditional drawbacks. Perennial Wood decking was launched in February and was the first available application of the new modified wood product. Perennial Wood is also available in porch flooring and to other manufacturers for use in their products such as outdoor furniture, windows and doors.

Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler chose Perennial Wood decking as a winner in its annual compilation of the best new products. Perennial Wood decking was chosen because of the sustainability, longevity and aesthetic benefits to builders, remodelers, and architects. Perennial Wood Decking will be featured in August 2012 issues of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines and will be posted in a special section on the building industry portal HousingZone.com.

“Eastman dedicated many years of research and technical expertise to the development of Perennial Wood to ensure it would deliver longevity without sacrificing the beauty of real wood,” said Deborah Baum Crain, director of Perennial Wood. “We are really pleased with the product’s extensive applications and are honored to receive this award.”

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February 9th, 2012

February 9, 2012 – Orlando, FL | Builders, remodelers, deck professionals and their homeowner customers have a new choice for long-lasting, real wood decking: Perennial Wood™ decking. Perennial Wood is real wood made to endure through TruLast™ Technology. It resists changes from moisture and remains dimensionally stable – three times more stable than unmodified wood – for decades. The modification process makes it less susceptible to the shrinking and swelling that lead to cracking, cupping and warping. Best of all, TruLast Technology provides a physical barrier throughout the wood that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years.

“Perennial Wood decking provides the best of both worlds: long-lasting decking with the authenticity of real wood,” said Jim Flickinger, market development manager for Perennial Wood decking. “Trade professionals can work with a material they know and trust, real wood, and homeowners get a beautiful deck that will last.”

Workability of Wood
Because Perennial Wood decking is real wood, no special tools are needed. It cuts, drills, planes, sands and fastens just like natural wood. Stainless steel fasteners are recommended to prevent corroded fasteners from bleeding into the wood.


A Complete, Prefinished System
Perennial Wood decking includes a complete system of deck boards, top and bottom rails, balusters, posts, stair treads and fascia. Each piece comes with a two-step, factory-finish in a choice of four stains: Cape Cod Gray, Cedar, Mahogany or Redwood, for a consistent look, and less time spent on finishing. Unfinished end cuts will not compromise the integrity and longevity of the wood because Perennial Wood is modified throughout. For cosmetic retouching, Perennial Wood Deck Finish is available for end cuts and incidental scratches.

Renewing the Finish
Similar to most outdoor building materials, years of exposure to the sun and other elements will cause the finish on Perennial Wood to patina naturally. If homeowners want to renew the finish for aesthetic reasons, they have several options:

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February 9th, 2012

February 9, 2012 – Orlando, FL | The next generation of wood for outdoor applications, Perennial Wood™, was introduced to the building and construction trade industry today at the International Builders’ Show. Made possible through TruLast™ Technology, a proprietary process from Eastman, Perennial Wood is real wood made to endure, that’s been modified to resist changes from moisture, such as shrinking, swelling and movement, for decades. As the first building product manufactured and marketed by Eastman, Perennial Wood leverages the company’s extensive 80-year history in acetylation.

“Eastman is proud to bring Perennial Wood to the residential construction and remodeling market,” said Greg W. Nelson, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Eastman. “We are no stranger to the industry, as 13 percent of Eastman’s 2010 revenues were derived from sales of materials, chemicals and polymers to building and construction manufacturers. Perennial Wood is Eastman’s latest advancement for that market and one that is founded on years of research and application of our employees’ technical expertise and insight into technology and scientific processes.”

TruLast Technology permanently modifies the wood, providing a physical barrier throughout that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years. It is three times more stable than unmodified wood, resulting in less shrinking and swelling that cause cracking, cupping and warping without sacrificing the beauty of real wood.

“Perennial Wood is well-suited for outdoor applications where the authenticity of real wood is desired without the damaging effects of the elements,” said Deborah Baum Crain, director of innovation projects for Perennial Wood. “With Perennial Wood, homeowners don’t have to compromise the beauty of real wood for longevity. The potential applications for Perennial Wood are extensive.”

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