A softer, sustainable foundation

Today’s consumers demand sustainable choices. By choosing Eastman Vestera™ cellulosic fiber for their products, brands can enhance their sustainable message and reputation. Vestera is made from Eastman cellulosic resin, which is biodegradable in soil and under industrial and home composting conditions. The cellulose is derived from wood pulp—a renewable resource grown in responsibly managed forests.

During manufacturing, solvents are recycled back into the system to be cleaned and used again and again. This creates a near closed-loop system to ensure all waste is either reused or offered for resale. Before water is returned to source streams, it is processed in Eastman’s state-of-the-art, bioactive wastewater processing facility and is routinely tested to ensure that the plants and animals of our local river are receiving clean and safe water.

Vestera sustainability

Vestera is made from sustainably harvested trees and is produced in a near closed-loop process in the United States where waste is either recycled, reused, or offered for sale.

Vestera sustainability

During the production of Vestera, solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. Water returned to source streams is routinely tested to ensure the biodiversity of the local river is receiving clean and safe water.

Vestera sustainability

We care about the safety and well-being of our employees, the environment, and our global communities. So we operate under corporate-wide sustainability and safety initiatives. Learn more at eastman.com/sustainability.

Vestera environmental footprint

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® program has certified Eastman Vestera™ cellulosic fiber with a biobased content of 60%.

Vestera has a sustainable edge compared to the environmental footprint of some other staple fibers. In addition, Eastman is continually working to lower GHG emission--to meet our goal of a 20% reduction by 2020—and to improve the overall production process of Vestera.

USDA certification 60 percent


Helping you build sustainability into every single-use wipe with the certifications to prove it.




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Vestera is certified as biodegradable and compostable. Vincotte provides third-party verfication of biodegradability and compostability through OK compost product certification portfolio.

OK Home

OK Water

OK Soil

OK Industrial

We believe the future of the nonwovens industry depends on responsibly sourced and produced materials from nature. Learn more about the Vestera sustainability story.

Contact us to start innovating with Vestera today.