Volume 95 Issue 40 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 9, 2017

Eastman plastic is sitting pretty

Department: Business
Keywords: Polymers, Eastman, Tritan
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Eastman says its Tritan resin lends to the new chairs' crystal appearance.
Credit: Eastman Chemical
A photo of chairs made with Eastman Chemical's Tritan resin.
 
Eastman says its Tritan resin lends to the new chairs' crystal appearance.
Credit: Eastman Chemical

The Japanese furniture maker Kawajun is using Eastman Chemical’s Tritan copolyester in a new line of chairs, called Luxtiera, that are characterized by a molded diamond pattern. Nanae Imbe, a Kawajun designer, says the chair design was too demanding for polypropylene. Polymethyl methacrylate didn’t provide the desired toughness, and polycarbonate lacked needed chemical resistance.

 
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