And RIC1 product designed with sustainability in mind
Designed especially for cosmetics and personal care packaging, Cristal One Renew resins allow brand owners to meet their sustainability goals in two ways.
First, Cristal One products meet the definition of resin identification code 1 (RIC1) as defined by California Assembly Bill No. 906 (signed into law on October 15, 2017), ASTM D7611, and APR Critical Guidance testing standards for recyclability in the mechanical PET stream. They provide all the benefits of standard copolyesters—an excellent combination of color and clarity, toughness, and thick-wall processing capabilities.
Second, the Cristal One Renew portfolio is available with 30% or 50% certified recycled content.* These products are chemically identical to their virgin counterparts, so there is absolutely no compromise in performance or aesthetics. Plus, you can use your existing molds.
*Achieved by allocating recycled waste plastic to Cristal Renew using a mass balance process certified by ISCC
Sustainability without compromise. Right now.
Eastman’s portfolio of RIC1 and recycled-content resins makes luxury packaging possible with products that are compatible with the existing PET recycle stream. Brands can enjoy the benefits they love about Eastman copolyesters but in RIC1 packaging solutions. Available today, these superior products offer brands complete beginning-of-life and end-of-life stories.
EPBP endorses Eastman Cristal One portfolio of recyclable resins
In January 2022, the
European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) endorsed the Eastman Cristal™ One portfolio of recyclable resins as having no negative impact on current European PET recycling. This includes Eastman Cristal One, Cristal One E, Cristal One Pro, Cristal ENO76, and Cristal EN067 copolyester resins. This voluntary industry initiative supports the economic and environmental sustainability efforts of the European PET value chain.
Cristal One, Cristal One Pro, and
Cristal One E resins were also recognized in 2021 as meeting the
APR’s Critical Guidance Protocol for clear PET resin and molded articles for compatibility with the PET recycling stream in the United States.