Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. (September 3, 2017) – A 10-year milestone is worth celebrating in any relationship. At this year’s IFA Global Markets (September 3-6, STATION-Berlin), Eastman Chemical Company and DēLonghi Group are doing just that. One of the world’s leading producer of advanced materials, additives and specialty chemicals and a leading manufacturer of household appliances join forces to recognize their long-standing collaboration in using Eastman Tritan™ copolyester as the industry celebrates the 10th anniversary of this market-transforming material.
Show attendees are invited to stop by stand S4 112 to learn how DēLonghi leveraged the unique blend of durability, clarity, chemical resistance and a BPA-free profile of Tritan™ to differentiate its range of milk jugs from competitor products. The company improved the products’ material food contact safety credentials by amplifying measures of transparency, chemical and stress-cracking resistance—all vital attributes for the application.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate such an important milestone with Eastman. As a worldwide leading producer of household appliances—particularly of coffee machines, DēLonghi Group’s vision is to turn people’s everyday experiences into special moments and help their daily lives by offering innovative solutions to their domestic needs,’ says Ruena Moro, buyer - Europe chemicals & rubber components at DēLonghi Group. Moro has worked with Eastman since 2011, when she took on the role of plastic raw material buyer.
“DēLonghi’s goal is always to deliver customer satisfaction. We found in Eastman a partner that shared this philosophy. Along with the superior material credentials of Tritan™, we appreciate the support we receive from Eastman in addressing the ever increasing challenges and opportunities presented by our market.”
Within a decade, Tritan™ set new standards and expectations for brewing appliances, blenders and food processors worldwide. Eastman continues to aid brand owners in adopting the breakthrough material for their housing and transparent vessels. Leveraging the versatility and performance benefits of Tritan™, these companies can enhance the aesthetics, acoustics and safety of their products, helping them to attain and preserve a premium brand image.
“IFA Global Markets Berlin is an event rich with innovations and daring concepts and we are thrilled to be there, supporting our customer and sharing this special moment with DēLonghi,’” says Reinier de Graaf, Commercial Director Specialty Plastics EMEA at Eastman Chemical. “We look forward to working with them for another 10 years and beyond, helping their experts create the next generation of coffee machines and other appliances designed with advanced materials to enhance the lives of consumers. Warm welcome to our booth to everyone looking to experience how our technology enhances consumer’s lives and witness for themselves why Tritan™ is the right choice for brand owners.”
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
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