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The Paris-based producer of luxury cosmetics packaging is the first manufacturer to work with Eastman’s family of Renew resins to obtain ISCC Plus certification for sites on three continents.

Clare Goldsberry

January 12, 2021

2 Min Read
Eastman's Cristal 400 Renew material
Eastman's Cristal 400 Renew resin provides brilliant color and clarity in a high-flow PETG.Image: Eastman

Paris-based Axilone Group announced its ability to manufacture a range of sustainable luxury cosmetics packaging made possible through Eastman’s Advanced Circular Recycling technologies and Cristal Renew copolyester. Cristal Renew is part of a broad portfolio of sustainable resins, now offered at scale by Eastman, that contain 50% certified recycled content derived from Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies.

Axilone, a global producer of luxury cosmetics packaging, is the first manufacturer to work with Eastman’s family of Renew resins to obtain International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus for sites on three continents, enabling it to produce packaging with high levels of certified recycled content in the United States, Europe, and China.

“With Cristal Renew, we are thrilled to offer brands the same level of performance and design freedom they have come to expect from our prestige packaging — now with a compelling sustainability profile,” said Reynald Trochel, Axilone Group Innovation Leader. “At Axilone, we have been very active in our research and development efforts aimed at significantly minimizing the environmental footprint of our products and the use of fossil materials. Eastman’s Cristal Renew provides a robust solution that diverts waste from landfills and uses ISCC-certified recycled content in place of fossil feedstocks.”

Axilone can supply packaging made from Cristal Renew for a range of stock and custom injection-molded applications for makeup, skin care, and fragrance segments globally, said the company. Through ISCC, Axilone and Eastman are able to offer brands the peace of mind that comes from independent, third-party verification of recycled content claims.

“Given our long history of collaboration on cosmetics innovations, Axilone is a natural fit for bringing sustainable packaging made from Eastman Renew materials to a global audience,” said Renske Gores, Segment Market Manager, Specialty Plastics, for cosmetics packaging at Eastman. “These materials deliver significant environmental benefits, including landfill diversion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. And they are chemically identical to Eastman’s heritage products, so they retain the best-in-class clarity, luster, and processability brands expect.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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