Axilone Group has announced it will be manufacturing sustainable luxury cosmetics packaging using Eastman's Advanced Circular Recycling technologies and its Cristal Renew copolyester. This makes Axilone the first manufacturer of sustainable cosmetics packaging made with Cristal Renew to obtain International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC) certification in multiple regions.
With 50% certified recycled content* derived from Eastman's molecular recycling technologies, Cristal Renew is part of a broad portfolio of sustainable resins now offered at scale by Eastman.
Axilone has obtained ISCC Plus certifications for sites on three different continents, enabling it to produce packaging with high levels of certified recycled content* in the United States, Europe and China.
Reynald Trochel, Axilone Group innovation leader said, "With Cristal Renew, we are thrilled to offer brands the same level of performance and design freedom they have come to expect from our prestige packaging, now with a compelling sustainability profile. At Axilone, we have been very active in our research and development efforts aimed at significantly minimizing the environmental footprint of our products and the use of fossil materials. Eastman's Cristal Renew provides a robust solution that diverts waste from landfills and uses ISCC-certified recycled content* in place of fossil feedstocks."
Renske Gores, segment market manager for specialty plastics, cosmetics packaging at Eastman said, "Given our long history of collaboration on cosmetics innovations, Axilone is a natural fit for bringing sustainable packaging made from Eastman Renew materials to a global audience. These materials deliver significant environmental benefits, including landfill diversion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. And they are chemically identical to Eastman's heritage products, so they retain the best-in-class clarity, luster and processability brands expect."
*The recycled content is achieved by allocating the recycled waste plastic to Cristal Renew using a mass balance process certified by ISCC.