SAFILO to use Eastman's sustainable materials

L&T news
March 12, 2021

Safilo announces it will introduce Eastman Acetate Renew and Eastman Tritan™ Renew in its sunglass and optical products. Both products are part of a broad portfolio of sustainable resins now offered by Eastman, a specialty materials provider working in molecular recycling. The aim is to enable Safilo to increase the sustainability of its products across its brand portfolio. Safilo will debut Eastman Tritan™ Renew with proprietary brand Polaroid in January 2022. The two materials will be progressively rolled out across Safilo’s broad brand portfolio, both for sun and for optical frames, ina bid to further assert the Company’s business commitment to sustainability. “It is so important nowadays to act responsibly and to consider the social and environmental impacts of our business,” – declared Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group. “We are committed to leading the way in our approach to our products and packaging without using new resources and without compromising the quality of our frames, thereby continuing to offer the same level of impeccable quality. Our intention is to expand the use of sustainable materials as much as possible in order to progress in our sustainability journey.” “By using both Eastman Tritan™ Renew and Eastman Acetate Renew, Safilo can provide their consumers and their licensors with a variety of differentiated options that meet their high standards for both design and sustainability” – said Glenn Goldman, Commercial Director, Eastman Specialty Plastics. “We are proud to work with Safilo as they make these bold steps and deliver on their commitment to a more sustainable future.”

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