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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Spectar™ Copolyester 14471


Applications
  • Displays/in-store fixtures
  • Indoor signs
  • Industrial
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor signs
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Shelving solutions-retail
  • Skylights
  • Visual merchandising
  • Walls
Key Attributes
  • Easy to print and decorate
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent thermoforming characteristics
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Odorless
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Outstanding toughness allows downgauging
  • Resists chipping and cracking
  • Versatile - easy to fabricate

Product Description

Eastman Spectar™ copolyester (PETG) extrudes into plastic sheet that is sparkling clear, tough, chemically resistant, odor-free, versatile, easy to work with and affordable. Its toughness allows fabricators to use thinner-gauge sheet than with other common materials, resulting in lower material costs. Yet it can be extruded into sheets as thick as 12 mm (1/2 in.). It extrudes at a low temperature and will not crystallize or develop a crystalline haze. Cleaning solutions will not turn Eastman Spectar™ copolyester white. It is easy to fabricate, allowing greater design freedom. It can be laser cut, routed, welded, drilled, die-punched, bent hot or cold, or joined by screws, rivets, or bolts. It can also be cut on conventional table, band, or radial-arm saws with blades commonly used for plastic. Spectar™ copolyester can be vacuum-formed at lower temperatures than other plastics without predrying the sheet. Eastman Spectar™ copolyester can be finished easily. Its edges can be polished by using commercial edge-finishing equipment, sanding, solvents, flame-polishing or buffing. It forms clear, strong bonds with commercially available cements and solvents. It accepts screen-printing, painting, and hot-stamping easily. Surface scratches or scuff marks can be removed using a common heat gun.

Sheet made from Eastman Spectar™ copolyester (PETG) is available from plastic sheet distributors throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED®.
GREENGUARD Certification recognizes Eastman for manufacturing products with low chemical and particle emissions for better indoor environments. For more information about GEI and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman™ Copolyesters, visit www.greenguard.org. Choose Eastman Chemical Company under the Manufacturer category and click search to display a list of our products.

This product is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials.

This product has been CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIEDTM Bronze, with Material Health Certificate, Platinum.
The CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level in each category—Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum—with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark.

The Material Health Certificate provides manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their efforts to identify and replace chemicals of concern in their products. For more information about Cradle to Cradle certification and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.c2ccertified.org. Search for Eastman Chemical Company in Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Registry.



Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General
Thickness of Sheet Tested 3 mm
Electrical Properties (ASTM Method)
Dielectric Constant 
     1 kHzD 1502.6
     1 MHzD 1502.4
Dissipation Factor 
     1 kHzD 1500.005
     1 MHzD 1500.02
Arc ResistanceD 495158 sec
Volume ResistivityD 2571015 ohm·cm
Surface ResistivityD 2571016 ohms/square
Dielectric Strength, Short Time, 500 V/sec rate-of-riseD 14916.1 kV/mm (410 V/mil)
General Properties (ASTM Method)
DensityD 1505 1.27 g/cm3
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.2 %
General Properties (ISO Method)
DensityISO 11831270 kg/m3
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionISO 620.2 %
Mechanical Properties (ASTM Method)
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63853 MPa (7700 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63826 MPa (3800 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6384.8 %
Elongation @ BreakD 63850 %
Tensile ModulusD 6382200 MPa (3.2 x 105 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7902100 MPa (3.1 x 105 psi)
Flexural StrengthD 79077 MPa (11200 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785115
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 25666 J/m (1.2 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25688 J/m (1.7 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 25639 J/m (0.7 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 4812NB
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 4812NB
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 376340 J (30 ft·lbf)
     @ -10°C (14°F)D 376342 J (31 ft·lbf)
     @ -20°C (-4°F)D 376343 J (32 ft·lbf)
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 376333 J (24 ft·lbf)
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 376347 J (34 ft·lbf)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Stress @ YieldISO 52753 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakISO 52726 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5274.7 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 52740 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5272200 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1782100 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17869 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 0°CISO 1806.1 kJ/m2
     @ 23°CISO 18011.5 kJ/m2
     @ -30°CISO 1804.4 kJ/m2
Charpy Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 0°CISO 1794.2 kJ/m2
     @ 23°CISO 17910 kJ/m2
     @ -30°CISO 1793.3 kJ/m2
Charpy Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 0°CISO 179NB
     @ 23°CISO 179NB
     @ -40°CISO 179NB
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 0°CISO 6603-261 J
     @ -10°CISO 6603-270 J
     @ -20°CISO 6603-273 J
     @ 23°CISO 6603-259 J
     @ -30°CISO 6603-274 J
Optical Properties (ASTM Method)
HazeD 1003<1 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100389 %
Total TransmittanceD 100391 %
Gloss 
     @ 60°D 523159
Color, b* 
     CIELAB, Illuminant D6500, 10° ObserverE 308<1
Yellowness Index 
     CIELAB, Illuminant D6500, 10° ObserverD 1925<1.5
Refractive Index, nDD 5421.57
Thermal Properties (ASTM Method)
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64874 °C (164 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64870 °C (157 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadD 152583 °C (181 °F)
Oxygen IndexdD 286326 %
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansioneD 6967 x 10-5 /°C (mm/mm·°C) (4 x 10-5 /°F (in./in.·°F))
Thermal Properties (Flammability)
UL Flammability ClassificationUL 9494V-2
Flammability/FranceNFP 92-501M2
Flammability/GermanyfDIN 4102 - Part 1B1
Flammability/Great BritainfBS 476 - Part 71Y
Thermal Properties (ISO Method)
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.45 MPaISO 7572 °C
     @ 1.80 MPaISO 7568 °C
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadISO 30683 °C
     @ 5 kg loadISO 30678 °C

aUnless noted otherwise, all tests are run at 23°C (73°F) and 50% relative humidity.
bUnless noted otherwise, the test method is ASTM.
cUnits are in SI or US customary units.
dDripping and warpage of samples during testing can cause erratic test results.
e-30°C to 23°C
fIndicative testing only. Only 1 or 2 samples were tested to the specified test method, and the full requirements of the standards were not met. The results do not indicate compliance with a regulatory requirement.



Comments
Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

General
Specimens were machined from extruded sheeting with a thickess as indicated. For Flammability/Great Britain, a suffix Y is added to the classification if any softening and/or other behaviour that may affect flame spread occurs.


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