The company will be showcasing two brand new specialty packaging materials, Eastman Cristal EV600 copolyester and Eastman Trēva engineering bioplastic.
Both materials target the high level of aesthetics required for quality, premium and luxury cosmetic and personal care packaging, which is why they are both being platformed at the event.
Referred to as an ‘evolution in the Glass Polymer family of cosmetic materials, Cristal EV600 is a high-flow polymer that provides a high polish effect to a range of packaging designs.
It is a solution that provides a deep and colourless transparency as well as a superior luminosity, according to the development team, while also outperforming a range of conventional copolyesters on gate aesthetics.
The resulting finish is described as a luxurious sparkling effect, which provides heightened shelf appeal for medium- to thick-walled cosmetic packaging applications.
Trēva more sustainable
One of Trēva’s primary selling points is the fact that it is a more sustainable solution because it performs as well acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) – a material that is derived from petrochemical compounds.
It provides opaque and colour-tinted plastic packaging aesthetics, in much the same way as ABS, but because it is not petrochemical-derived, it can help manufacturers to lower the environmentai footprint.
Eastman will also be showcasing an eco designed compact at the event, which it has designed in conjunction with Group Rocher, and includes both Trēva and Cristal EV600. This design can be seen at the Eastman stand, DG30, in the Diaghilev Hall.