Eastman's Cristal One Renew resin with 100% certified recycled content features in cosmetic compact developed in partnership with ICONS|ICS; refillable monomaterial compact nominated for LUXE PACK in green Awards in the eco-conceived packaging category

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October 19, 2023 (press release) –

KINGSPORT, Tennessee

Eastman, a global specialty materials company, and ICONS|ICS, a leading supplier of cosmetic packaging solutions, are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative monomaterial cosmetic compact which pushes the boundaries of eco-friendly packaging. The compact is the result of a co-innovation initiative between the companies and showcases their commitment to sustainable packaging solutions. Recently displayed by Eastman at LUXE PACK Monaco, the compact was nominated for LUXE PACK in green Awards in the eco-conceived packaging category.

The monomaterial compact is made entirely from Eastman Cristal™ One Renew, an RIC1 resin with 100% certified recycled content.* The elimination of traditional metal hinges and pins greatly improves the recyclability of the compact while its refillable design allows consumers to easily replenish their cosmetic products.

“We are excited to have collaborated with ICONS|ICS on this innovative project,” said Tara Cary, global cosmetics and personal care packaging manager at Eastman. “The integration of design and materials expertise allowed us to create a game-changing solution that addresses the growing consumer demand for recycled content and recyclability in packaging in a refillable application they can reuse again and again.”

“The collaboration with Eastman aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing sustainable packaging solutions to the cosmetics industry,” said Dave Thompson, ICONS|ICS director of technical and design. “Together, we are driving innovation by showing the world what is possible in terms of eco-friendly packaging.”

*Recycled content allocated via ISCC-certified mass balance approach

About Eastman

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenue of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.


ICONS|ICS is a full-service provider of primary packaging, product design, and supply to color cosmetic, skincare and pharmaceutical customers. We have a global presence with offices in Asia, North America and Australia and a top tier Corporate Social Responsibility rating with a Platinum EcoVadis Medal, SEDEX and UN Global Compact memberships. ICONS|ICS is part of the ICONS Beauty Group. For more information, visit www.ics-world.com.

In September 2023, ICONS Beauty Group acquired on-shore USA packaging facility, ICONS|America LLC, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility specializes in the production of injection molded tubes using In-Molded Label (“IML”) technology for the beauty and health industry, delivering sustainable monomaterial PP tubes with unlimited decoration and finishing capabilities. The acquisition broadens ICONS’ capabilities with made-in-USA products, reducing carbon footprint and significantly shortening shipment delivery lead time for a truly long-term sustainable solution. ICONS has an over 30-year history of providing beauty and health customers with quality packaging products. Together with ICONS|America LLC manufacturing operations, ICONS will leverage their current capabilities to expand packaging products and services. For more information, visit www.iconsbeautygroup.com.

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