Trēva™ engineering bioplastic innovates for circular economy via proprietary recycling technology
Global specialty plastics provider Eastman announces its collaboration with NB Coatings, a leader in paint on plastics for both domestic and transplant original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to create a new solution for interior Class A painted surfaces with Trēva™ engineering bioplastic. Trēva offers a viable option for companies interested in creating sustainable, cost-effective products. With the recent commercialization of its carbon renewal technology, Eastman produces Trēva with biobased and recycled content. When painted with NB Coatings paint systems, Trēva can meet the demanding Class A surface requirements as specified by OEMs.
“Trēva provides a biobased, sustainable alternative to polycarbonate, ABS and PC-ABS for interior automotive applications at a cost-neutral position,” said Chris Scarazzo, Eastman automotive market segment leader. “Eastman’s material innovations match what OEMs need to develop lasting parts with sustainable materials and help them achieve their goals for sustainable content and replacement of petroleum-based plastic.”
Sourced from sustainably managed forests, Trēva has biobased content of 42-46 percent, certified by the USDA’s BioPreferred® program. To continue reducing waste and maximizing resources, Trēva benefits from carbon renewal technology, Eastman’s proprietary recycling process that recycles waste plastic typically sent to landfills or found as litter in waterways.
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