This is the first time that Eastman (Kingsport, TN) products have achieved the highest possible rating for Material Health and the first time that its Tritan copolyester has been included in the certification.
Plastic is a manufacturing staple integral to the modern world. An outright ban is simply unfeasible. A sustainable solution lies in an unexpected place—the atmosphere or, more specifically, in carbon dioxide, the other villain of the modern world.
While ocean plastics on the surface, such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, are visible and get all the attention, a new study shows that there is a “substantial accumulation” of microplastics even in “remote habitats such as deep-sea sediments and polar sea ice.”
Rehau, a family-owned supplier of polymer-based solutions to the construction and automotive industries headquartered in Muri, Switzerland, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MB Barter & Trading AG, also family owned.