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Eastman Launches RIC1 Resins for Thick-walled Cosmetic Packaging

Published on 2021-07-02. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:   Transparency     Sustainability & Natural Plastics   

eastman-cristal-one Eastman announces the launch of Eastman Cristal™ One, a portfolio of Resin Identification Code 1 (RIC1) resins engineered to meet the exacting demands of thick-walled packaging for luxury cosmetics. These innovative products are the first RIC1 materials that enable production of transparent jars up to 12 mm in thickness.

New Products Based on Cristal One

Cristal One meets the California/ASTM guidelines for RIC1 designation and has achieved APR Critical Guidance recognition for recyclability. Additional recognitions are under review and will be coming soon. The Cristal One portfolio includes Cristal One, Cristal One Pro, and Cristal EN and the corresponding Renew materials — giving brands options for addressing a large variety of application needs for skin care and color cosmetics with wall thicknesses up to 12 mm.

FusionPKG, an Aptar Beauty + Home company, is introducing several new products using Cristal One as well as other sustainable resins from Eastman's Cristal Renew portfolio with high levels of certified recycled content. Cristal One will also be available as Cristal™ One Renew with up to 50% certified recycled content generated by Eastman's molecular recycling technologies. These products provide both certified recycled content and RIC1 recyclability while affording brands the freedom of design they need.

"With Cristal One recyclable resins and the broad portfolio of Eastman Renew materials, FusionPKG now can offer a more sustainable solution without compromise across our extensive portfolio," said Daniel Campbell, senior sustainability and packaging engineer, FusionPKG. "What really stands out with these resins is how they allow us to create the crystal clear, high-end packaging we are known for, while still supporting key sustainability initiatives from our brands."

Distinctive Custom Packaging Creations

FusionPKG is launching five of its distinctive, custom packaging creations in Eastman's new Cristal portfolio, including the Max Out series within its merchandising-friendly and much-lauded Space Max collection. The Space Max collection features an airless bottle, a modern ampule dropper, an atmospheric bottle, and a doe-foot bottle in Cristal Renew as well as a skin care jar in Cristal One.

Through FusionPKG BeautyLab, the turnkey division of FusionPKG, the company can create innovative formulations to provide a total solutions approach. FusionPKG also plans to work with brands to develop custom packaging using the full range of Cristal Renew with certified recycled content and Cristal One.

"We are thrilled to be working with FusionPKG to introduce Cristal One and Cristal One Renew. FusionPKG's sleek, cutting-edge design sensibility was just what we were looking for to bring an entirely new product to market," said Tara Cary, market development manager for Eastman cosmetics and personal care. "With the Cristal One portfolio, we are able to bring together the best of both worlds — recycled and recyclable — and still provide the superior performance that brands and innovative design houses like FusionPKG demand for their packaging today."

Source: Eastman
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