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Multi-Delices Yogurt Maker From Groupe SEB Benefits From Durable, Impact-Resistant Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester

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Tritan is clear, tough and BPA-free

Kingsport, Tenn., USA — July 31, 2013 — Citing its clarity and toughness, Groupe SEB has chosen Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for the container of its new Multi-Delices yogurt maker. Groupe SEB is a multispecialist company with operations in cookware, kitchen electrics, and home and personal care and a world leader in small household equipment. Tritan is a new-generation copolyester that provides toughness, dishwasher durability and clarity, and is free of bisphenol A (BPA).  

“We made the right decision when choosing Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for this extension of our yogurt maker product line,” said Patrick Charles, project manager, Groupe SEB. “We chose Tritan because it won’t crack or become hazy in the dishwasher. By following the specifications provided by Eastman, the production process is especially straightforward. We’ve had excellent technical support from the company throughout the injection molding and verification processes.”

The 3-in-1 yogurt maker has a 1.5-liter capacity — with 12 glass jars and lids and strainers for each — allowing consumers to make their own yogurts, fromages blancs and milk desserts. The yogurt maker also features preprogrammed menus displayed on the LCD screen.

The reaction from the Turkish market has been overwhelmingly positive. This feedback has justified Groupe SEB’s decision to modify the Multi-Delices yogurt maker — previous versions of the product were made with polycarbonate — validating the company’s confidence in Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.

“Eastman Tritan™ copolyester has undergone extensive testing to demonstrate its resistance to day-to-day kitchen wear and tear and cleaning detergents,” said J.P. Kuijpers, global sales director and EMEA business director, Specialty Plastics, Eastman Chemical Company. “The tests included multiple washing and drying cycles in commercial and domestic dishwashers. In these tests, Tritan showed continued resistance to hazing or stress cracking, and excellent retention of toughness and impact-resistance characteristics.”    

Since Eastman Tritan™ copolyester launched in 2007, more than 600 food contact products have been made with the material. These products range from serving and storing items to reusable sports bottles, baby bottles and small appliances. 

For more information about Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, visit www.eastman.com/tritan.

For more information about the Multi-Delices yogurt maker, visit www.groupeseb.com.  

About Groupe SEB
The world leader in small domestic equipment, Groupe SEB operates in nearly 150 countries with a unique portfolio of top brands marketed through multi-format retailing. Selling some 200 million products a year, it deploys a long-term strategy focused on innovation, international development, competitiveness and service to clients. Groupe SEB has more than 25,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.groupeseb.com.

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 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.

For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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