Renewcell and Eastman sign letter of intent

November 18th, 2022

The Swedish textile-to-textile recycling pioneer Renewcell has signed a Letter of Intent with Eastman, a cellulosic acetate fiber producer, for a collaboration to develop Naia™ Renew ES yarns sourced from Circulose®, Renewcell’s 100-percent recycled textile raw material. The agreement is Renewcell’s first with a US-based fiber producer and an important step in developing the first […]

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Maip Group announces new sustainable polymers

May 2nd, 2022

Maip Group announces new sustainable polymers for the European automotive market using Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies. Maip Group, an international plastics formulator and compound producer, announces innovative compounds for new resins in the automotive market. Maip Compounding, the group’s manufacturing company, announces its Cherbio™ family based on Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies. Maip Compounding has released […]

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Marine fabrication community steps up to make PPE

June 1st, 2020

As the new normal for businesses around the U.S. became fabricating personal protective equipment, the marine fabrication community stepped up. Carl Pellegrini, owner of SeaCanvas, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., spent several weeks this spring making and donating face shields to 10 local police and fire departments using materials on-hand such as O’Sea Regalite .040 sheet […]

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Eastman to recycle old carpet

January 28th, 2020

Post-consumer carpet will now be recycled through Eastman’s carbon renewal technology. Eastman has partnered with Circular Polymers, a company that reclaims post-consumer waste products for recycling. This gives Eastman a consistent source of feedstock for carbon renewal, an innovative chemical recycling method that recently began commercial operation at its manufacturing site in Kingsport, Tenn.

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Eastman partners with C.L.A.S.S.

May 1st, 2019

Global specialty materials provider Eastman, maker of the sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, is partnering with Milan-based C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) in the wake of Première Vision Paris, the international apparel textile exposition where Naia showcased more than 100 new on-trend fabrics from over 20 partner mills. The collaboration will support the fashion […]

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Eastman and ExactFlat collaborate

September 21st, 2018

Eastman Machine Company, provider of cutting machine technologies, and ExactFlat, a provider of 3-D to 2-D digital patterning software, are collaborating to increase the efficiency of preparing and cutting patterns with digitally printed graphics. ExactFlat 3-D to 2-D digital patterning software creates flat patterns with graphics perfectly aligned. Once 2-D patterns are created, they can […]

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Eastman launches Avra Peformance Fibers

November 2nd, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Eastman, a global specialty chemical company, announced the launch of Avra™ Performance Fibers. Avra™ is a family of performance fibers enabled by a proprietary spinning technology. The first product enables a revolutionary ribbon-shaped synthetic fiber with a combination of shape and size never before seen. The performance benefits include exceptional moisture […]

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