In Tennessee, Eastman Chemical Company secured USDA Certified Biobased Product Label from the United States Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program for its TREVA product. This certification verified that TREVA GC6011 has a biobase content of 45 percent and TREVA GC6021 has a biobase content of 42 percent. According to their press release, the cellulose in TREVA is sourced exclusively from reputable suppliers holding internationally recognized certifications attesting to their sustainable forest management practices.
As reported in NUU in June, Eastman chose China to launch its new Treva material because it sees China as the largest market for the new bioplastic material. The material is similar in strength and durability to Eastman’s Tritan copolyester, which is currently used in a variety of markets and most recognized in water bottles, drinkware, food containers, and small appliances.