May 28, 2010

Eastman's 50 yr. old BPA-free Tritan

It was fascinating to learn that Eastman's polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber modifier, Tritan, was originally developed in the late 1950s and was shelved until 2003!!

This is according to my colleague, Ivan Lerner, who attended Eastman's opening ceremony of its newly expanded 60,000 tonne/year Tritan copolyester facility in Kingston, Tennessee, on May 13. In his ICB Endpoint blog, Mr. Lerner musingly noted the Law of Unintended Consequences regarding Eastman's Tritan and the issue of bisphenol-A.

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