Oct 11, 2021

Eastman presents Cristal™ One recyclable resins for cosmetics

Eastman Cristal™ One is a portfolio of Resin Identification Code 1 (RIC1) resins engineered to meet the demands of thick-walled packaging for luxury cosmetics.
Elisabeth Skoda

The company says that these products are the first RIC1 materials that enable production of transparent jars up to 12 mm in thickness.

Cristal One will also be available as Cristal™ One Renew with up to 50% certified recycled content generated by Eastman's molecular recycling technologies. These products provide both certified recycled content and RIC1 recyclability while affording brands the freedom of design they need.  

FusionPKG, an Aptar Beauty + Home company, is introducing several new products using Cristal One, and other resins from Eastman's Cristal Renew portfolio with high levels of certified recycled content.

"What really stands out with these resins is how they allow us to create the crystal clear, high-end packaging we are known for, while still supporting key sustainability initiatives from our brands," said Daniel Campbell, senior sustainability and packaging engineer, FusionPKG.

FusionPKG is launching five of its distinctive, custom packaging creations in Eastman's new Cristal portfolio, including the Max Out series within its "merchandising-friendly" Space Max collection. The Space Max collection features an airless bottle, a modern ampule dropper, an atmospheric bottle, and a doe-foot bottle in Cristal Renew as well as a skin care jar in Cristal One.

Through FusionPKG BeautyLab, the turnkey division of FusionPKG, the company can create innovative formulations to provide a total solutions approach. FusionPKG also plans to work with brands to develop custom packaging using the full range of Cristal Renew with certified recycled content and Cristal One.

"With the Cristal One portfolio, we are able to bring together the best of both worlds — recycled and recyclable — and still provide the superior performance that brands and innovative design houses like FusionPKG demand for their packaging today," said Tara Cary, market development manager for Eastman cosmetics and personal care.

Cristal One meets the California/ASTM guidelines for RIC1 designation and has achieved APR Critical Guidance recognition for recyclability. Additional recognitions are under review and will be coming soon.  The Cristal One portfolio includes Cristal One, Cristal One Pro, and Cristal EN and the corresponding Renew materials — giving brands options for addressing a large variety of application needs for skin care and color cosmetics with wall thicknesses up to 12 mm.

Elisabeth Skoda

Editor of Touchpoints magazine, writer for Packaging Europe magazine and design enthusiast!
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