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Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Bringing BPA-free to the commercial market with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester


“We think of Eastman as a Hub, a connection point between designers, brands and engineers. Each time we gain a new insight and we see what’s possible through that combination of great design, material expertise and a different way of thinking about material properties, we become a firmer believer that we can help play an important part to help connect them to science through design.” Tim Dell, Vice President of Innovation, Marketing and Sales for Eastman Chemical Company.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products design around three criteria: quality, reliability and extreme performance. When they began looking for alternatives to BPA laden products, it was extremely important to look for materials that achieved the desired performance necessary to withstand the toughest of commercial environments.

“I learned about BPA-free from the consumer market where it’s become standard,” says Head Chef, Matt Accarino. “If there’s something like BPA-free plastic that’s already made such an inroad into the consumer market, then I have to have a big question in my mind why it’s not in the commercial products that I’m using.” “I’m looking for products that perform, that are consistent and that we can count on.”

Recently, over 170 SKU’s were transitioned from polycarbonate to Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.

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