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.

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Solving the Plastic waste crisis

Plastics play a vital role in our everyday life, but plastic waste is simply unacceptable. Enabling the circular economy by tackling the global plastic waste problem is a top priority for Eastman. One of the ways we are addressing the problem is by offering more sustainable copolyesters for our cosmetic packaging portfolio of products.

Cosmetics buyers are sophisticated. Today’s products must perform well but also appeal to consumers’ values and moods. That’s why making a good first impression by choosing the right material for an appealing look is so important. But you can make a better, longer-lasting impression by choosing materials that also stand up to the rigors of daily use while supporting your customers’ concern for the environment.

For cosmetics brands seeking to enhance their sustainability stories, Eastman’s portfolio of sustainable materials offers exclusive, credibly certified recycled solutions for packaging that does not compromise on aesthetics or performance.

Recycled content without compromise

Our Cristal Renew portfolio of materials offers brands many material options formulated to give designers ultimate creative freedom, with the same high quality and processing ease of our heritage copolyesters and now with high levels of certified* recycled content—providing the clarity, luster, color compatibility, and durability cosmetics packaging demands.

Recycled—and recyclable

For brands who need both a beginning-of-life and end-of-life solution, Eastman Cristal™ One is our new RIC1 resin that offers good color and high clarity in thick-wall applications. Cristal One comes as close as possible today to the beauty and prestige of existing copolyesters in highly demanding applications.

Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies can provide an infinite lifespan –a truly circular solution -for waste materials that were previously destined to end up in landfills, incinerators or waterways. We can recycle materials that cannot be recycled by traditional methods today, breaking down waste into its molecular building blocks and rebuilding it into new materials. By 2030, we expect to recycle up to 500 million pounds (≈225million kg) of waste plastic annually. At the same time, we’re actively working to find new ways to reduce our own environmental impact, advocating for the creation of a more robust recycling infrastructure and helping our partners preserve natural resources through molecular recycling. By using plastic waste in place of fossil feedstocks, our technologies show 20-50% improvements in carbon footprint in the production of key building blocks used to make Eastman Renew products.

Kennedy Weber Peacock

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