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Packaging
Consumer product manufacturers worldwide use Eastar copolyester from Eastman for its unrivaled ability to put the sparkle in packaging for an impressive range of products.

Manufacturers and users of fabricated boxes, extruded profiles, and general purpose blister and shrink film packaging all have one exciting thing in common. They share the ability to outshine the competition by using Eastar copolyester to develop appealing packaging that sells.

Medical Packaging
Eastar copolyesters are the preferred materials of choice in the medical industry. They are used to package medical instruments, devices and implants for protection against breakage and contamination. Eastman offers a spectrum of plastics to match your biological/regulatory, sterilization, and disposal requirements.

Packages made of Eastar copolyester offer more than just aesthetic appeal. Their extraordinary toughness, superior chemical resistance, and barrier properties mean your product will look as good and taste as good to the consumer as it did the day you packaged it.

The stiffness and strength of Eastar copolyester also improve the ability to downgauge materials and increase printing speed.

Contact Eastman today to discover for yourself why the aesthetic appeal, easy processing, toughness, and recyclability of Eastar copolyester make it the choice for superior packaging.

Consumer Markets
Eastar copolyesters provide value and utility to many consumer items including pen caps, pen barrels, children's toys, sporting goods, housewares, and much more. They offer molders plastic resins that deliver water-clear clarity, excellent impact resistance, and toughness. Specified for applications at day care facilities, in retail store displays, and in commercial laundromats, Eastar copolyesters are tough and durable and perform exceptionally well in many different environments.

Appliance Markets
Eastar copolyesters are gaining wider acceptance in many appliance product categories as the trend to mold water-clear components continues. In floor care categories such as vacuum cleaners and rug shampooers, the design trend is to allow the consumer to see the "cleaning action." Our copolyesters are well positioned to meet fitness-for-use criteria in appliance markets because they:

  • Are water-clear and will maintain excellent aesthetics over time
  • Are chemically resistant to common household cleaning agents
  • Enjoy outstanding impact resistance

Besides floor care, Eastar copolyesters are extensively used in refrigerator components, laboratory instruments, and clear plastic components for retail and industrial washing machines.

Cosmetics Markets
Eastar copolyesters enjoy wide acceptance with designers in the cosmetics industry because their aesthetic qualities help bring to life the unique and eye-catching packaging concepts created during the design phase of new product development. These aesthetic qualities include:

  • Brilliant sparkle and glass-like clarity
  • Density that approaches the feel of glass
  • Decorative capabilities that include frosting, metalization, printing, and coloration
  • Environmental responsibility

Processors active in the cosmetics industry value Eastar copolyesters for their:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Significant impact resistance
  • Ability to mold thick parts without haze

Eastman has a broad portfolio of plastics in its line of Eastar copolyesters for the cosmetics industry to facilitate applications that are processed via injection molding, injection stretch blow molding, extrusion blow molding, and blow molding.

Medical Markets
Eastman has been an active supplier of plastic resins to the healthcare industry for more than 65 years. Our Eastar copolyesters are used to injection mold medical devices such as:

  • Filters
  • Syringes
  • Tubing connectors
  • Pump housings
  • Clamps
  • Dialysis components and other molded devices

Our copolyesters exhibit exceptional properties including:

  • Exceptional toughness to withstand stress and impact
  • Chemical resistance to withstand attack from a variety of medical solutions including IPA and lipids
  • Superb clarity
  • Ductility and flexibility, allowing snap-fit assembly to eliminate costly solvent bonding
  • Color stability after gamma sterilization
  • Gamma, EtO, and electronic beam resistance
  • Swagability
       
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    Food & Beverage  
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