Jul 31, 2013
The Austin Chronicle
Eastman Wins; Jury Still Out on Plastic
On July 24, a federal jury ruled in favor of Eastman Chemical Co. in its lawsuit against two affiliated local firms, CertiChem Inc. and PlastiPure Inc. Eastman had claimed that the two Austin-based companies, hoping to market their own plastic products, had published false or misleading information about the potential health effects of Eastman ... (more)
Eastman's Tritan resin backed by US jury
Eastman's dispute with CertiChem and PlastiPure related to the whether Tritan, marketed as a BPA-alternative, was free of chemicals with estrogenic activity .
Jury rules against two Austin plastics companies in civil suit
A federal jury has ruled in favor of a Tennessee-based plastics corporation that sued two small Austin companies it alleged made false and misleading marketing statements about the presence of dangerous chemicals in its products.
Lawsuit battle begins over packaging resin
Eastman Chemical Company is locked in a court battle over whether a resin used in its plastic packaging is free of chemicals with estrogenic activity .
Science of plastic safety debated at trial
Through the Austin corporations PlastiPure and CertiChem, founder and scientist George Bittner says he has made it his quest to create a safer plastic bottle.