Drop-in sustainable replacements for legacy products require no change in formulation or certification.
KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 11, 2021 — To meet growing consumer demand and corporate sustainability initiatives, Eastman is introducing three new plasticizers with certified recycled content.*
The plasticizers, which are drop-in replacements for existing products, offer the identical performance of Eastman's legacy products but with 20%–59% recycled content.*
The global specialty materials company now offers these new products at scale:
For applications like food wrap film and packaging adhesives, these Eastman Renew plasticizers have food contact clearance from the U.S. FDA and the European FSA.
"Customers throughout the value chain want more sustainable products, and Eastman is committed to providing solutions," said Erwin Dijkman, Eastman's vice president and general manager of chemical intermediates. "These new plasticizers can be used as drop-in replacements for our legacy products with no need to change formulations or certifications. They also provide immediate, meaningful wins for companies working to meet aggressive sustainability goals."
Eastman will produce the plasticizers with its carbon renewal technology, one of two molecular recycling technologies that use hard-to-recycle mixed plastic waste as raw material, reduce consumption of fossil fuels, and have lower greenhouse gas emissions. The recycled content is achieved through a mass balance allocation process certified by ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification).
Henry Li will discuss Eastman's Renew plasticizer sustainable solutions May 11 at the PVC Conference by iOM3. Eastman is a sponsor of the conference, which runs May 10–12.
"Eastman is just getting started with sustainable plasticizers," said Li, market development manager of plasticizers technology. "We're creating a wide range of plasticizers that could contain even higher percentages of recycled content and an even lower carbon footprint to meet the growing demand for sustainability."
Renew plasticizers are the latest in Eastman's expanding Renew line of products that also includes Eastman Cristal™ Renew copolyester, Eastman Tritan™ Renew copolyester and Naia™ Renew cellulosic fibers.
Learn more about our sustainable plasticizers at Eastman.com/RenewPlasticizers.
*Recycled content is achieved through a mass balance allocation process certified by ISCC.
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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
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