8 Februar 2021

Axilone is first manufacturer of sustainable cosmetics packaging made with Eastman Cristal Renew to obtain ISCC PLUS certification in multiple regions

Axilone begins producing luxury packaging with 50% certified recycled content in the U.S., Europe and China

Axilone Group announces its ability to manufacture a wide range of sustainable luxury cosmetics packaging made possible through Eastman’s Advanced Circular Recycling technologies and Eastman Cristal™ Renew copolyester.

With 50% certified recycled content* derived from Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies, Cristal Renew is part of a broad portfolio of sustainable resins now offered at scale by Eastman, a global specialty materials company. Axilone, a leading global producer of luxury cosmetics packaging, is the first manufacturer working with Eastman’s family of Renew resins to obtain ISCC PLUS certifications for sites on three different continents, enabling it to produce packaging with high levels of certified recycled content* in the U.S., 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 is now able to supply packaging made from Cristal Renew for a wide range of stock and custom-made injection-molded applications for the makeup, skin care and fragrance segments globally. Through International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (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 for specialty plastics–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.”

Visit eastman.com/cristal for more information on Cristal Renew and Eastman’s sustainable solutions for cosmetic packaging.

*The recycled content is achieved by allocating the recycled waste plastic to Cristal Renew using a mass balance process certified by ISCC.

 

About Axilone Group

Axilone is recognized as a key player by the most prestigious beauty brands for its expertise in plastic injection, aluminum stamping, decoration and assembly processes. The group designs and produces premium packaging solutions for the skin care, makeup and fragrance markets. Thanks to a multi-material know-how, Axilone relies on a global network of directly owned industrial sites in France, Spain and China.

About Eastman

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.

Source: Eastman, press release, 2021-01-06.

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