Global specialty plastics provider Eastman collaborated with Skullcandy, the original lifestyle audio brand, to create a new wireless headphone that lives up to the brand's design pillar of "built for adventure" due to the inherent toughness and chemical resistance of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. Available now, the Riff Wireless On-Ear Headphone blends simplicity with technology by providing an accessible product for youthful consumers who have high expectations for durability.
"We're seeing an emerging pattern of consumers caring about the ingredients in both consumables and durable products such as electronic devices," said Alex Dudal, Eastman market development manager. "Skullcandy is on trend with its commitment to quality materials like Tritan copolyester, proven to be superior to other polymers when it comes to strength and durability."
Tritan-enabled durability aligns with consumer preferences. Tritan is a BPA-free, tough, fatigue-resistant polymer found in products made by companies such as CamelBak, NuGlass and Elcam, a leading global manufacturer of medical technology. Tritan offers high performance properties, including clarity, colorability, durability, ductility and chemical resistance to skin oils and hair products. Tritan is the material of choice for applications across markets, including housewares, appliances, medical packaging and devices, cosmetics, and consumer electronics.
"Through our consumer segmentation, our research indicated that our youngest consumers have the highest need for durability in headphones," said Jeff Hutchings, chief product officer of Skullcandy, "so we sought Tritan as the best material choice to serve their needs."
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