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The producer of LLumar Window Film, Eastman Chemical Company (EMN - Analyst Report), and The Skin Cancer Foundation have entered into an alliance to help educate consumers on the hazards of the harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) rays on skin that penetrates through glass while driving. Scientific research proclaims that car drivers’ left body areas are most exposed to harmful sunrays, and hence are the most affected.  

Eastman Chemical is extending its support to The Skin Cancer Foundation’s monthly initiative of Skin Cancer Awareness by participating in its “Road to Healthy Skin Tour” presented by Rite Aid. The Tour is expected to have roughly 50 stops along the way at the Rite Aid Stores starting at Hoboken, N.J. on May 14 and ending in Redwood City, Calif., on Aug, 30.

The tour strives to save lives through education about skin cancer prevention through all means of sun protection, detecting skin cancers at the early stage if any, and the need for prompt, effective treatment. For the detection of skin cancer at an early stage, local dermatologists will devote their valuable time in the Tour’s 38-foot RV, where they would conduct the screenings at two customized exam rooms.

Local LLumar window film dealers will also enlighten consumers regarding the usefulness of the window film as "sunscreen for your car” on this tour. The Skin Cancer Foundation highly recommends driving under a sun protection program. They promote use of high performance window film for all time protection from harmful UVA rays.

UVA rays of sun are more harmful than UVB rays as they penetrate deep into the skin and can silently accelerate the aging process, cause wrinkles and even skin cancer. UVB rays, however, can immediately blister or burn the skin.

All LLumar window films offers UV protection up to 99% and acts as a "sunscreen" - daily sun protection - which applied once can serve for a length of time. LLumar window films are both of clear and dark types.  

Window films are also cost effective as it reduces the interior temperature of a car by upto 30 degrees, thus lowering cooling costs and helping the car to burn less fuel and emit less CO2 gases.

Eastman Chemical currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Other companies in the chemical industry that are worth considering include Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (SHECY), Celanese Corporation (CE - Analyst Report) and Methanex Corporation (MEOH - Analyst Report). While Shin-Etsu Chemical retains a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), both Celanese and Methanex hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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