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Lawsuit battle begins over packaging resin

17-Jul-2013

Eastman Chemical Company is locked in a court battle over whether a resin used in its plastic packaging is free of chemicals with estrogenic activity (EA).

Eastman’s dispute with CertiChem and PlastiPure relates to whether the product, marketed as a BPA-alternative, leaches EA, which is a chemical said to mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt natural hormonal processes.

Eastman has sued the two companies in the trial which started this week in a district court in Texas.

In an earlier interview with us , the firm said it was bringing action against CertiChem, a testing company, and PlastiPure, a technical consulting and certification firm, to “protect its Tritan product and business from false or misleading representations.”

The civil action lawsuit centers on Eastman’s Tritan resins, developed in 2007, which are used in plastic consumer products including baby bottles, food containers, and water bottles.

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