New Skydrol Packaging For Improved Customer Experience

11/04/2016 - 16:00

Eastman Chemical Company Unveils New, More User-friendly Packaging Design for Skydrol Hydraulic Fluids

Kingsport, TN, April 5, 2016 - Eastman Chemical Company has unveiled a new, updated packaging design for their line of Skydrol Hydraulic Fluids. The transition to this more user-friendly packaging will begin in May of 2016. The packaging will change for all forms of Skydrol Hydraulic Fluid including Skydrol 500B-4, Skydrol LD-4, Skydrol 5 and Skydrol PE-5. The Eastman Skydrol Hydraulic Fluid products themselves will not change.

The packaging change delivers aesthetic benefits of modernizing the look and feel of Skydrol products and unifying them along with Eastman Turbo Oils under the Eastman Aviation Solutions brand. More importantly, the design change is indicative of Eastman's dedication to safety and improving ease of use of their products by making the product identification larger and easier to read. More information on the new Skydrol packaging can be found at

"Our decision to update the Skydrol line of packaging allowed us to take a product that is extremely reliable and widely trusted across the aviation market, and make it easier to identify and use correctly." said Paul Fridman, Marketing Manager for Eastman Aviation Solutions. "The Skydrol products themselves will not change and will continue to deliver all the approvals, quality and performance that operators have trusted for more than 65 years." he continued.

The Skydrol line of fire resistant hydraulic fluids includes Skydrol 500B-4, Skydrol LD-4, Skydrol 5 and Skydrol PE-5. Skydrol PE-5 was developed to meet the Type V hydraulic fluid requirements developed by Airbus, Boeing, and the hydraulic fluid manufacturers.

Skydrol 500B-4 is the most workplace-friendly of the aviation phosphate esters; it is less irritating to skin and less prone to form mists which can be irritating to the respiratory tract . This has given the product enormous popularity for use in workshops and indoor test stands.

Skydrol LD-4 is well known for its low density, excellent thermal stability, valve erosion prevention, and deposit control benefits. It is the gold standard of Type IV fluids.

Skydrol 5 was the first Type V fluid qualified under the Boeing BMS 3-11 specification. Skydrol 5 offers higher temperature capability than Type IV fluids, the lowest density, and better paint compatibility.

Skydrol PE-5 was developed to exceed Type V fluid requirements. It provides for the longest fluid life of any commercially available fluid, low density and low viscosity at low temperature.

About Eastman Aviation Solutions
Eastman Aviation Solutions, a dedicated team within Eastman Chemical Company, is an aviation fluids supplier that focuses on providing industry-leading products, technical resources, dedicated support and improved service to the commercial and regional airline, corporate aviation, and helicopter industries. As a leading turbine oil and hydraulic fluid provider, Eastman Aviation Solutions combines their industry recognized brands Skydrol aviation hydraulic fluids and SkyKleen aviation solvents with Eastman Turbo Oils (formally BP Turbo Oils), merging over a century of experience in aviation fluids, and offering them to customers under one unique brand. Eastman delivers innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment of safety and sustainability to their global customer base. Serving approximately 100 countries, Eastman Aviation Solutions products are available throughout the world via approved distributors and direct sale opportunities.

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 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit