Axilone, a leading global producer of luxury cosmetics packaging, is the first manufacturer working with Eastman’s family of Renew resins to obtain ISCC Plus certifications for sites on three different continents. This enables the company to produce packaging with high levels of certified recycled content in the U.S., Europe and China.

Certified mass balance

The Eastman’s Renew portfolio features various sustainable resins, including Cristal Renew and Tritan Renew, containing a minimum content of recycled material. The Cristal Renew copolyester, for instance, offers 50% certified recycled content derived from Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies. The recycled content is achieved by allocating the recycled waste plastic to Cristal Renew using a mass balance process certified by ISCC [1].

"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," said Reynald Trochel, Axilone Group innovation leader. "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."

More sustainable packaging

Axilone is now able to supply packaging made from Cristal Renew for a wide range of stock and custom-made injection-molded applications for the makeup, skin care and fragrance segments globally. The International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) offers brands the peace of mind that comes from independent, third-party verification of recycled content claims.

"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," said Renske Gores, segment market manager for specialty plastics–cosmetics packaging at Eastman. "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."