Kingsport, Tenn. — Eastman Chemical Company announced today that Light My Fire, a Sweden-based maker of outdoor accessories, has introduced a new Spork product line in its U.S. and Canadian markets. The product line is made with Eastman Tritan™, a new-generation copolyester that balances the properties of easy processing, clarity, dishwasher durability, toughness, and heat and chemical resistance.
“In an effort to help meet consumer demand, we wanted a material for our new product line that provided high-quality durability and innovative design,” said Calill Odqvist, chief executive officer of Light My Fire. “By incorporating Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, we were able to maintain our product quality standards and utilize an easy-to-process material.”
Light My Fire chose Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for its remarkable color quality, design flexibility and high-heat resistance and because it is manufactured without bisphenol-A (BPA). Tritan is more flexible and molded more efficiently than polycarbonate, resulting in less post-processed waste. Tritan offers ease of processing, resulting in low residual stress. This enables the production of high-quality parts, which can maintain a fluid and simple design.
“Adding Eastman Tritan™ copolyester to our product line allowed us to meet consumer demand for BPA-free materials while also maintaining our innovative design, which is very important to us,” Odqvist said. “The material works well with our self-coloring process and offers a strong, attractive product.”
The Spork, a spoon-fork-knife combo, allows users to enjoy the comforts of home while on the go, and is perfect for backpacks, picnic baskets, lunchboxes, purses and briefcases. Designed especially for Light My Fire by Scandinavian designer Joachim Nordwall, the Spork comes in 24 colors and three sizes.
For more information about Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, visit www.eastman.com/tritan.
For more information about Light My Fire, visit www.lightmyfire.com.
About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide. It provides key differentiated coatings, adhesives and specialty plastics products; is a major supplier of cellulose acetate fibers; and produces PET polymers for packaging. As a Responsible Care® company, Eastman is committed to achieving the highest standards of health, safety, environmental and security performance. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2008 sales of $6.7 billion and approximately 10,200 employees.
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About Light My Fire
Based in Sweden, Light My Fire specializes in outdoor accessories that are as practical in the city as they are in the wild. In less than 10 years, Light My Fire has grown from a kitchen table to 40 markets thanks to innovative products such as the legendary Spork. Light My Fire has now sold more than 5 million Sporks in 24 colors and three sizes.