Sustainable, BPA-free products with recycled content available in stores across Japan.
KINGSPORT, Tenn., October 27, 2021 — Japan's largest telecommunication company has launched a new protective case for the iPhone 13 featuring Tritan™ Renew from Eastman with 50% certified recycled content.*
Available in black and clear options, NTT DOCOMO's hard case is the first of its kind in Asia to adopt Tritan Renew, selected as a sustainable, durable, and BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate. The cases are available in NTT DOCOMO stores across the country.
"The clarity and high transparency of Tritan Renew creates a premium look for cases that are tough and don't break when bent or dropped," said NTT DOCOMO. "And the material offers the same performance as polycarbonate without the environmental drawbacks."
Tritan Renew is made with innovative molecular recycling technology that breaks down plastic waste into fundamental building blocks to be used again in manufacturing processes. By replacing traditional fossil feedstocks with recycled content, plastic waste is diverted from landfills and oceans. The process also produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than manufacturing with fossil feedstocks.
"Sustainable material adds value to products and brands, and we have a great track record of working with electronics companies to meet their specifications," said San Sutanto, Eastman's marketing director for plastics.
NTT DOCOMO is already using Tritan, the predecessor to Tritan Renew, on select iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cases.
*The recycled content is achieved by allocating the recycled plastic waste to Tritan Renew using a mass balance 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, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan's largest telecommunications company, provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable customers to realize smarter lives. The company serves over 73 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. NTT DOCOMO, whose name implies "mobility anywhere," is based in central in Tokyo and headed by President and CEO Motoyuki li. The company is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit
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