Volume 90 Issue 40 | pp. 40-41
Issue Date: October 1, 2012

Eastman Fights Tritan Estrogen Claims

Debate over the science of estrogenic activity in plastics heads to a Texas court
Department: Business
Keywords: estrogen, BPA, polyester, Tritan-bishenol, polycarbonate

An obscure conflict over a plastic is raising big issues in the field of material safety assessment. Two related Texas-based firms, PlastiPure and CertiChem, are accusing Eastman Chemical of trying to “squelch” science they say shows that Eastman’s Tritan polymer exhibits estrogenic activity. In turn, Eastman charges that the two firms are trying to malign its product for commercial gain.

The controversy hits at one of the selling points of Tritan—that it . . .

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