In December, we reported on a new generation of super-clear, ultra-pure PET bottle resins that will be launched in this quarter by Eastman Chemical Co., Performance Polymers, Kingsport, Tenn.

In December, we reported on a new generation of super-clear, ultra-pure PET bottle resins that will be launched in this quarter by Eastman Chemical Co., Performance Polymers, Kingsport, Tenn. Eastman claims that ParaStar resin has at least 25% lower acetaldehyde levels, making it particularly attractive for bottled water. Business strategy manager Bill Wright says the company has been reluctant to release technical data on these resins because experience to date is based on relatively short production trials in a semi-works facility. However, Wright does say that "in trials with semiworks material, we have consistently seen haze reductions of at least 50% versus conventional resins." Tel: (800) 327-8626 . www.eastman.com

Eastman Chemical Company
Performance Plastics
P.O. Box 431 Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone (423) 229-2278 Fax (423) 246-1316