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:
- Eastman 168™ Renew 20 non-phthalate plasticizer, which has market-leading performance and 20% certified recycled content* for use in end markets like roofing, wallpaper and flooring
- Eastman DOA Renew 20 plasticizer, which provides flexibility at low temperatures, especially in food contact applications, and features 20% certified recycled content*
- Eastman Triacetin Renew 59, which has 59% certified recycled content* for food packaging adhesives and food wrap film applications\
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.