Stanley Black & Decker plans to launch a line of power tools made with 50% certified recycled plastic early next year. Specialty materials provider Eastman supplies the recycled Tritan Renew copolyester used to make the tool enclosures. The new reviva line of power tools, which Eastman and Stanley Black & Decker collaboratively engineered, will be the first Black+Decker products to incorporate this copolyester. Ten reviva products will launch in 2022, including a 12-volt drill, jigsaw, and sander. Additional reviva products will debut in 2023. Tritan Renew is also appropriate for applications such as reusable sports bottles, small appliances, food-storage containers, and eyewear. A key benefit of the material, for brand owners and consumers alike, is a lower carbon footprint than conventional plastics with no loss of performance.
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