KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global specialty plastics provider Eastman announces three groundbreaking product developments marking the milestone 10th anniversary of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, a clear, tough, chemical-resistant polymer found in products made by companies such as Newell, Nalgene, CamelBak and NuGlass. Recent innovations in smart technology are emerging to position Tritan as the right plastic for applications in digital agriculture with Arable Labs, which uses Tritan in its solar-powered smart device to monitor crops and weather. Tritan is also a key component in the SproutsIO smart microgarden and Hidrate Spark smart water bottles that track water intake and integrate with fitness trackers like Fitbit, Apple Watch and Google Fit. Tritan has inherent properties that make it the ideal material for an increasing number of products in the Internet of Things (IoT).
“Tritan has been a game changer in the plastics industry for the past decade,” said Burt Capel, Eastman vice president and general manager of Specialty Plastics. “Eastman is committed to enabling market success for our customers. We help people clear hurdles, so they can adapt and move forward. We’re proud of the history of Tritan as well as its relevance as the right plastic now for a myriad of applications.”