Eastman to showcase new offerings at MD&M West

Eastman Chemical Co. plans to showcase a new technical platform, packaging and device offerings at MD&M West (Feb. 11-13) in Booth 2515.

The company recently annouced it is expanding its medical packaging portfolio with Eastalite copolyester, the company's first opaque offering. The company says that Eastalite is a sustainable alternative to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for opaque rigid medical packaging.

Eastman Eastalite copolyester is best suited for applications in which lightweighting and other sustainable attributes are required, including work-in-progress trays, thermoformed pharmaceutical packaging and packaging for economical medical devices or kits.

"This new opaque material is another demonstration of Eastman's commitment to providing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to meet the needs of the medical packaging industry," said Aneta Clark, market development representative for medical packaging for Eastman Chemical. "Eastman Eastalite copolyester provides brand owners and medical device manufacturers with a material at a price comparable to HIPS, but one that is free of styrene and easier to process."

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