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Eastman’s Copolyester Provides Clarity & Toughness to Toothbrushes

Published on 2017-03-24. Author : SpecialChem

Matador Toothbrush Selects Eastar™ GN007 Copolyester for its Products
Matador Toothbrush Selects Eastar™ GN007 Copolyester for its Products
KINGSPORT, Tenn., USA -- Matador Toothbrush is counting on Eastar™ GN007 copolyester from Eastman to be part of its future success as it expands to global markets — especially healthy and growing consumer markets that are interested in quality products to improve lifestyles.

Eastar™ GN007 Copolyester

Mahmud Hossain, Head of Supply Chain with Matador Toothbrush Industries Ltd., said:
“Matador aims to deliver the highest quality toothbrush in the market. This has been Matador’s vision for a long time. We are committed to succeed with the help of technical partners like Eastman.”


  • Eastar GN007 provides Matador with an excellent combination of clarity, toughness and melt strength. 
  • Matador uses Eastar GN007 with a variety of processing techniques and end-use applications including its transparent and color-tinted toothbrush handles. 

Eastar GN007 helps Matador eliminate customer complaints it received for toothbrushes made of polystyrene (PS) or styrene acrylonitrile resin (SAN). Customer complaints were focused on breaking of toothbrush handle, mainly in the head part.

Experience has shown that shortcomings like these can undermine brand confidence and keep customers from appreciating the innovation coming out of Matador’s research and development investment. Experience also has proven Eastman to be a global leader and a reliable source of technology and support.

With the lasting clarity and superior durability provided by Eastar™ GN007 copolyester, Matador is exporting today’s higher quality toothbrushes to global markets, beginning with the Middle East and Africa.

About Eastman

Eastman is a global advanced material and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables.

About Matador Toothbrush Industries Ltd.

Matador Toothbrush started its journey in 1991 in Bangladesh under the technical assistance of Anton Zahoransky Gmbh & Co, Germany. Innovative product development with state-of-the-art machinery has enabled the company to be one of the market leaders in Bangladesh within a very short time.

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Source: Eastman
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