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Federal Jury Rules In Favor Of Eastman In Lawsuit Against PlastiPure

This week in Austin, TX, a federal jury ruled in favor of Eastman Chemical Company in its lawsuit against PlastiPure, Inc., and its sister company CertiChem, Inc. Through evidence, Eastman proved that false and misleading statements were made against its Tritan copolyester material, Eastman reported.

“Eastman always has been confident in the safety of Tritan. The company continues to uphold its reputation of rigorous testing using independent third-party studies that prove Tritan is free of estrogenic activity,” the company stated in a press release.

“Eastman is extremely pleased with this verdict. The real winners are consumers who value reliable, accurate information and want safe products for their families,” said Lucian Boldea, vp and gm, advance materials-specialty plastics at Eastman.

“We remain committed to the commercial success of Tritan and will continue to grow by exploring new markets and collaborating with our customers to develop new, innovative applications that meet consumer demands,” Boldea added.

More than 600 food contact products, including food serving and storing items, reusable sports bottles and infant care products are made with Tritan.

PlastiPure, Inc. did not return phone calls or e-mails for comment.