Eastman launches line of cellulose ester for food contact applications

Kingsport, Tenn. - Eastman Chemical Company has launched a new portfolio of 13 cellulose esters for use in food contact applications such as inks, adhesives, tapes and labels, and internal can and other coatings. These products meet requirements for use in certain food contact applications under regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR), European Commission (Regulation 10/2011) and the Swiss Ordinance on Materials & Articles in Contact with Food (SR 817.023.21). They are manufactured, stored, handled and transported by Eastman under conditions adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for food contact applications.

The portfolio of cellulose esters for food contact formulated products includes the following: Eastman CA-398-3, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-381-0.1, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-381-0.5, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-381-2, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-381-20, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-531- 1, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-551-0.01, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-551-0.2, Food Contact; Eastman CAB-553-0.4, Food Contact; Eastman CAP-482-20, Food Contact; Eastman CAP-482-0.5, Food Contact; Eastman CAP-504-0.2, Food Contact; and Eastman Solus 2100 Performance Additive, Food Contact.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of these food contact cellulose esters, providing new options for formulators of inks, adhesives, tapes and labels, and coatings that require food contact compliance. This is just the latest example of Eastman introducing innovative products that help meet market demands,” said Landon Davis, cellulose ester product manager, coatings and inks, additives and functional products.

The launch of these new food contact products brings Eastman’s portfolio of cellulose esters for formulated products —CA, CAB, CAP, and C-A-P—to over 50, for a variety of diverse applications.

Eastman Chemical Company, www.eastman.com/CE

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