Issue Date: October 9, 2017
Eastman plastic is sitting pretty
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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