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Eastman and PRAN-RFL Group team up to create stylish, durable reusable water bottles

Kingsport, Tenn., USA, Sep 17, 2020 — Because of COVID-19, personal hygiene has become of utmost importance, even affecting the way we consume food and drinks.

Global specialty plastics provider Eastman has joined with Durable Plastics Ltd. (DPL), part of RFL Group in Bangladesh, to produce reusable water bottles made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, a crystal clear and durable polymer that is also BPA-free and shatter resistant.

Tritan is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact applications and has successfully replaced polycarbonate (PC) and polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) in many applications with its unmatched balance of properties. It is safe for use by children, and its high temperature and chemical resistance make it safe to put in the dishwasher.

These trendy bottles, which come in gray and red, are sold under the Marino™ brand in Germany and Bangladesh. Each bottle holds 680 mL of liquid.


Marino bottles made with Tritan


“We have been working with Eastman for last five years. Their professionalism, technical expertise and cooperation is truly excellent,” says Mahmudur Rahman, head of operations, DPL Export.

About Eastman
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit eastman.com.

About Durable Plastics Limited
Being the market leader and a part of RFL Group-Bangladesh, Durable Plastics Limited (DPL) started its journey back in 2003, now holding one of the strongest positions in the Bangladesh plastics industry. The legacy of quality product is rooted in a strong base of excellence, quality and credibility. To fulfill customer requirements, DPL delivers unique, useful brands. It has recently introduced a variety of plastic products for the first time directly to consumers, thereby providing quality products at economic prices to ensure mass consumption and easy availability that enhances quality of life. It offers more than 55 types of plastic furniture, 400 types of household items, 50 types of kitchenware, 50 types of kids’ ware, 50 types of tableware, 10 types of toys and 10 types of industrial items. Durable Plastics Limited exports products to several global locations. For more, visit www.rflplastics.com.

Eastman Contact
Ms. Liu Li, Office
Phone: +86-21-6120-6338
Li.Liu@eastman.com

 

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