Eastman launches a recyclable extrusion blowmolding resin for packaging applications


Eastman Chemical Co. has expanded its portfolio of resins with the addition of the Aspira One, a new recyclable PET polymer tailored specifically for extrusion blowmolding (EBM) processes and packaging applications such as clear handleware and large-size bottles.

Eastman touts the new PET polymer as providing an "optimal balance of recyclability, product performance, production efficiency and aesthetics versus alternative polyester resins available to the EBM market."

"We recognized we had a gap in our product line," Ron Salati, global market development manager, specialty plastics packaging for Eastman, told PlasticsToday. "We had the opportunity to round out our portfolio and offer extrusion blowmolders a new look for container resins."...
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