Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, August 26, 2020 — Looking to address a growing need in the Mexican market, global specialty plastics provider Eastman has joined with Gonherrplast to create a new line of drinkware made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, a crystal clear and durable polymer that is also BPA-free and shatter resistant.
The Cara-e-piña glasses made with Tritan will offer Mexican consumers a high-end product that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact applications. It has excellent transparency and resistance to odors and stains. Tritan is shatter resistant, so it's ideal for safe outdoor entertaining and great for use by children. Plus, its resistance to high temperatures and chemicals makes it safe to put in the dishwasher.
"At Gonherrplast we look for a line with the best quality for our customers to satisfy a market niche with a significant gap in Mexico. Because Tritan is durable and safe, Cara-e-piña glasses have a longer useful life, which will give more value for the client's money. This line will remain like new for a longer time, and its aesthetic will not be affected," says Raúl Sergio Gónzalez Villareal, Gonherrplast CEO.
Available in five colors (blue, orange, transparent, green, and purple), Cara-e-piña glasses stand out for their attractive diamond-like surface design and conical shape, making them the ideal drinkware for children and adults. In addition, Cara-e-piña glasses have a 455-mL storage capacity.
"It is encouraging to see how Mexican companies choose to use Tritan for the development of innovations and how the national market will grow. With the Cara-e-piña line, Gonherrplast is bringing products with better quality, safety, and durability to Mexican consumers," says Rogério Dias, specialty plastics sales manager at Eastman for Latin America.
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.
Gonherrplast is a nationwide company in Mexico dedicated to plastic injection for industry and commercial chains. The company is committed to continuous improvement in the manufacture of household products, cleaning, and organization, thinking always in people's well-being and quality of life with a wide experience in production for sectors such as automotive, building, white goods, medical, electronics, and more. For Gonherrplast, it is a priority to satisfy and exceed the quality requirements of each of its customers. That is why it works through a certified quality system: ISO 9001:2015. Gonherrplast is committed to its highly qualified and professional staff, providing constant training and managing to contribute to the growth of each of its workers. The most recent innovation of the company was to launch its new ECOLINE, which attracts new markets and provides environmental benefits.
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