Innovation @ E2Expo

Carbon Renewal Technology

Updated : December 2020


  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Textile waste management professionals
Eastman’s carbon renewal technology breaks down waste plastics into molecular building blocks like carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbon renewal technology serves as a game-changer for recycling because it provides an end-of-life solution for many plastics from a variety of sources, such as single-use plastics, textiles, and carpet, that traditional mechanical recycling methods cannot process.

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Carbon renewal technology for plastic waste recycling

Recycling plastic waste without degradation of quality

Certification of recycled plastic by international agencies

End of life solution for different types of plastic waste

Recycling of single waste plastic to produce products

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  1. Carbon Renewal Technology


Eastman Chemical Company


| United States

Year Established


Highlights and sustainability benefits

Eastman’s recycled materials will be certified by International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), an independent agency for tracking sustainable content in a variety of industries.


Eastman will work across the value chain – with Eastman customers, potential feedstock suppliers, product manufacturers, brands, and non-governmental organizations to implement this large-scale circular solution for recycling waste plastics.

About the Work

In the carbon renewal technology process, waste plastic feedstocks are broken down to the molecular level and then used as building blocks, which are indistinguishable from virgin, to produce products used in Eastman markets, including textiles, cosmetics and personal care, and ophthalmics markets. With carbon renewal technology, waste plastics can be recycled an infinite number of times without degradation of quality.

About the Innovator

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.

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