Eastman’s TRĒVA bioplastic gets USDA seal of approval

Eastman TrevaEastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) reports that it will showcase its TRĒVA bioplastic at Bio-Based Live, which comes to San Diego, CA, on Sept. 26 and 27. Described by the company as a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics, TRĒVA is designed to help companies overcome the trade-off between sustainability and performance.

The material recently received the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred program. This certification verified that TRĒVA GC6011 has 45% biobase content and TRĒVA GC6021 has 42% biobase content.

TRĒVA offers an unmatched combination of thermoplastic properties and performance, design flexibility and price, according to Eastman.

The cellulose used in the engineering bioplastic is sourced exclusively from reputable suppliers holding internationally recognized certifications attesting to their sustainable forest management practices.

Free of BPA and phthalates, TRĒVA stands up to harsh chemicals including skin oils, sunscreens and household cleaners. Additionally, it does not exhibit a rainbow effect when exposed to polarized light, improving the user experience with electronic device screens.

Applications include eyeglass frames, wearable electronics, headphones, electronic displays and housings, automotive interior components and other applications with demanding sustainability and performance requirements.

The two-day Bio-Based Live event brings together more than 50 high-level speakers discussing all aspects of the bio-based supply chain.

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