Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Eastman receives Cradle to Cradle Certification for polyesters
Eastman receives Cradle to Cradle Certification for polyesters
29
Jun '09
Mr. Mark Costa, chief sustainability officer
Mr. Mark Costa, chief sustainability officer
Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has received Cradle to CradleCM (C2C) Silver certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC MBDC) for a number of Eastman polyesters. The certification includes polymers within several product families: Eastman Cadence, Eastar, Ecdel, Eastman Embrace, Eastman Lenstar, MedStar, Eastman Neostar, ParaStar, Eastman Provista, Eastman Spectar and Eastman TiGlaze. The certified polyesters are used in a variety of applications, including in the architecture, design, building and construction industries.

“In working closely with our customers, we recognized an opportunity to help differentiate their products in the marketplace by emphasizing the low environmental impact of our material solutions,” said Mark Costa, chief sustainability officer, Eastman Chemical Company. “Our recent MBDC certification, together with the GREENGUARD certification of select Eastman polyesters, provides our customers with a competitive advantage.”

The certification, awarded by leading environmental consulting firm MBDC, demonstrates that Eastman met specified criteria in a variety of categories measuring the sustainability and environmental impact of products. The C2C certification process analyzes products based on 30 criteria covering materials, material reutilization, energy, water and social responsibility.

MBDC utilizes a scientific process to evaluate the current human and environmental health and recyclability attributes of all materials going into products, as well as the impacts from their manufacture and use. Eastman's materials were evaluated by MBDC through its C2C Design Protocol and were recognized for their low hazard and toxicity profiles. Additionally, through the C2C certification process, all of the Eastman polymers certified were considered 100 percent recyclable.

“Our sustainability objective focuses on balancing environmental protection, social responsibility and economic growth now and in the future,” Costa said. “Sustainability is important in both the process and the product, and we are pleased that MBDC has recognized this commitment in the processing and design of our materials.”

Eastman Chemical Company


Must ReadView All

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with ICS, which...

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Apr 2018

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Bangladesh garment manufacturers want a ‘commensurate adjustment’ by...

CAIT urges Indian PM for separate internal trade ministry

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

CAIT urges Indian PM for separate internal trade ministry

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Prime...

Interviews View All

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search