Eastman Chemical Company will showcase Eastman TRĒVA at Bio-Based Live (San Diego, Calif.; Sept. 26–27). TRĒVA, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics designed to help companies overcome the trade-off between sustainability and performance, recently received its USDA Certified Biobased Product Label from the United States Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred® program. This certification verified that TRĒVA GC6011 has a biobase content of 45 percent and TRĒVA GC6021 has a biobase content of 42 percent.
TRĒVA offers a combination of thermoplastic properties and performance, design flexibility — and price — that other bioplastics cannot match. The cellulose in TRĒVA is sourced exclusively from reputable suppliers holding internationally recognized certifications attesting to their sustainable forest management practices.
Free of BPA and phthalates, TRĒVA stands up better than other engineering thermoplastics to some of the harshest chemicals including skin oils, sunscreens and household cleaners. Additionally, TRĒVA does not exhibit the rainbow effect some plastics experience with polarized light, improving the user experience with electronic device screens.
These attributes make TRĒVA the naturally better choice for eyeglass frames, wearable electronics, headphones, electronic displays and housings, automotive interior components and other applications with demanding sustainability and performance requirements.
A summary of Eastman’s activities and other solutions to be showcased at Bio-Based Live follow:
- Sustainable products presentation - Holli Alexander, Strategic Initiatives Manager of Global Sustainability at Eastman will deliver a presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. (PDT) on the topic of Sustainability: the most important requirement, except for a few others.
- Sustainable products panel -Also on Sept. 26 at 12:00 noon, Alexander will also contribute to a panel discussion on ways to incorporate sustainability into the business model alongside representatives from Elk Packaging, TIPA Corp., and Totally Green Bottles and Caps.
In addition to TRĒVA, other solutions to see at Eastman’s booth include:
- Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn - Having received ~56% biobased certification from the USDA’s BioPreferred® Program, Eastman’s Naia enables brands to create comfortable, easy-to-care-for and luxurious fabrics all while meeting requirements for direct contact to skin as demonstrated by its Oeko-Tex® 100 Product Class II certification.
- Eastman Vestera™ cellulosic fiber - Also certified as 60% biobased from the USDA’s BioPreferred® Program, this cellulosic fiber provides enhanced softness, absorbency, opacity and patternability to help brands achieve the ideal nonwoven structure for disposable wipes, personal hygiene, duty-care items and other products.