Medical grades of Eastman Chemical Tritan copolyester are clear polymers that deliver lipid and chemical resistance; higher heat stability; easy processing; long-term clarity; durability and toughness; and are made without bisphenol-A (BPA) or halogens.
To protect against harmful UV rays that degrade flavors, colors, and vitamins found in sports and energy drinks, fruit juices, and fortified waters, Eastman Chemical now offers Vitiva PET for clear packaging of beverages.
Elastic Image has selected Eastman Chemical’s line of specialty copolyesters to enable its Elastic Image Technology Suite, a 3-D graphic hardware and software package that provides new design possibilities for point-of-purchase, signage, consumer products, and packaging applications.
Eastman has launched its new retro-inspired Apothecary Color Series, available for personal care and cosmetic brand owners. Designed to provide the appeal of an old-fashioned, neighborhood pharmacy, the bottles are available in 6 colors: deep-blue cobalt; amber-tinted sepia; bright-green, weathered spring; water-blue azure; old-fashioned, soda-bottle aqua; and clear crystal.
Eastman offers an 8-page brochure entitled Heat Sealing Film and Sheet of Eastman Copolyesters. The brochure details the company’s abilities in the fields of heated bar sealing, impulse sealing, radio frequency sealing, blister board heat-seal coating, and peelable liddings.
Eastman Chemical offers a new copolyester resin for use in extrusion blow-molding process of multiserve, bulk beverage bottles. Provides beverage packagers with capability to create convenient, clear-handled, multiserve containers for 64- to 128-oz beverages.
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) introduces Eastar Bio Ultra copolyester, a new entry in its line of Eastar Bio biodegradable resins. Copolyester has a higher melt viscosity than its sister product, Eastar Bio GP copolyester.
AmberGuard polymer, developed by Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), is a specially formulated PET designed for the beer packaging market. It’s “pre-colored” to keep ultraviolet and damaging visible light from harming the beer.
Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has introduced two new families of PEs from the company’s Energx technology. One family of polymers combines good moisture vapor and high oxygen transmission rates with high impact and tear strength.
Designed for shrink-film label applications, Embrace™ copolyester from Eastman (Kingsport, TN) offers high shrink force and ultimate shrinkage of greater than 70%, making it suitable for highly contoured packages.
Eastman Chemical's (Kingsport, TN) new brochure describes the advantages of Eastman's ClirCode invisible markers. ClirCode markers incorporate small levels of near-infrared fluorescent compounds that are invisible to the human eye.
Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has introduced Eastalite(TM) foam technology for food packaging. When used with Eastapack CPET, the new technology results in food containers that can withstand temperatures from
Tenite Hifor Clear PE polymer from Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is available in pellet form for use in film manufacturing. The polymer is said to be superior to high-strength LDPE in strength, tear strength and clarity, with 4% haze.
Eastapak Aqua polymers from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are designed specifically for manufacturing bottled water containers. The PET resins are said to offer superb clarity while meeting strict standards for not changing the taste of the water in the bottle.
EASTACOAT resins from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are medium-density polyethylenes for extrusion-coating applications. The materials are said to form a strong bond to polyethyleneimine-primed substrates, including polyester and nylon films, without the need for supplementary ozonation.
Invisible bar code technology from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) employs inks with compositions based on near-infrared fluorophores (NIRFs). NIRFs fluoresce in the near-infrared region and are thus invisible to the naked eye.
Clamshells and two-piece packaging can be custom-thermoformed by Capco Plastics (El Paso, TX). Made of either PVC or Eastar(TM) PETG copolyester from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), they can be produced in thicknesses from 7.5 to 40 mil, in sizes beginning at 2" sq.