December 11, 2022

Eastman Chemical: October 21, 2021 – Molder, Japan’s Leading Restaurant Chain Partners to Recycle Dishware


Ishikawajyushi takes over Eastman Tritan â„¢ Copolyester from Saizeriya Restaurants

KINGSPORT, Tennessee, United States, October 21, 2021 – Plastic moulder Ishikawajyushi has set up a take-back program with Saizeriya, one of the leading Italian restaurant chains in Japan, for its wine glasses, tumblers, beer mugs and decanters in Eastman Tritan.â„¢ the copolyester can be mechanically recycled and reused.

Saizeriya, which sells affordable Italian food, has more than 1,000 restaurants and uses Tritan as a lightweight, shatter-proof and dishwasher-safe alternative to glass. Saizeriya returns her dishes to Ishikawa after two or three years, depending on her condition. The Tritan is recovered and transformed back into pellets to make check holders for restaurants.

“The durability of Tritan makes it the ideal material for repeated use,” said Tsutomu Ishikawa, COO of Ishikawa. “The use of recovered Tritan further reduces the use of resources and plastic waste. Saizeriya is a leader in the Japanese restaurant industry and is certainly at the forefront of sustainability.”

Tritan is durable, lightweight, BPA free and can withstand industrial dishwashers.

“This is a unique program in the Asia-Pacific region, and we are proud to work with Ishikawa, a family-owned company that places great value on quality,” said Courtland Jenkins, Commercial Director of Specialty Plastics for Eastman. “They have a lot of confidence in Tritan and are currently using it in ARAS, their own brand of premium tableware.”

Ishikawa is working on plans to salvage the Tritan plates and other products he makes for Saizeriya.

Saizeriya glasses in Eastman Tritan â„¢ copolyester

About Eastman

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that manufactures a wide range of products that can be found in the items people use every day. With the goal of improving the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with its customers to provide innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model leverages world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement and differentiated application development to strengthen its leadership positions in attractive end markets such as as transport, building and construction and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had approximately $ 8.5 billion in revenue in 2020 and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States. For more information, visit

About Ishikawajyushi

Ishikawajyushi is a manufacturer and brand owner of innovative and quality plastic housewares. Based in Ishikawa, Japan, the company began selling high quality lacquer in 1947 and has always strived to capture trends and changing consumer needs. In addition to its innovative lacquered plastic tableware, shatterproof chopsticks and flat trays, the company has successfully launched a one-of-a-kind commercial tableware in Eastman’s Tritan. Together with its value chain partners, Ishikawajyushi is helping to create a more sustainable society by recycling plastic waste to make quality, sustainable products.

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Laura Mansfield, ARP
The Tombras Group
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Eastman Chemical Company published this content on 21 October 2021 and is solely responsible for the information it contains. Distributed by Public, unedited and unmodified, on October 21, 2021 01:23:04 PM UTC.