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Technical Data Sheet
Tenite™ Propionate 375E4000012 Clear Trsp

  • Automotive
  • Closures-fragrance pkg
  • Color cosmetics packaging
  • Commercial housewares
  • Compounders
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Eyewear
  • Fragrance packaging
  • Graphic arts
  • Indoor signs
  • Jars-skin care pkg
  • Large appliances non-food contact
  • Lighting
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Pens/stationary
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Photographic imaging film
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Profiles
  • Safety glasses/shield
  • Skin care packaging
  • Sporting equipment
  • Tools
  • Transaction cards

Product Description
Tenite™ cellulosic plastics are noted for their excellent balance of properties - toughness, hardness, strength, surface gloss, clarity, and a warm feel. The mechanical properties of Tenite™ cellulosic plastics differ with plasticizer levels. Lower plasticizer content yields a harder surface, higher heat resistance, greater rigidity, higher tensile strength, and better dimensional stability. Higher plasticizer content increases impact strength. Tenite™ cellulosic plastics are available in natural, clear, selected ambers or smoke transparents and black translucent. Color concentrates are available in let-down ratios from 10:1 to 40:1. Tenite™ Cellulose Acetate Propionate 375-12 has a plasticizer level of 12%.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Plasticizer 12 %
Specific GravityD 7921.20
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63831.7 MPa (4600 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63833.1 MPa (4800 psi)
Elongation @ BreakD 63845 %
Flexural ModulusD 7901448 MPa (2.10 x 105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79041.4 MPa (6000 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 78578
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256416 J/m (7.8 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 256107 J/m (2.0 ft·lbf/in.)
Miscellaneous Propionate Properties
Refractive Index, nDD 5421.46-1.49
Light TransmissioneE 308>90 %
Specific Heat 
     @ 23°C (73°F)DSC1.26-1.67 kJ/kg·K (0.301-0.399 Btu/lb·°F)
Thermal ConductivityC 1770.17-0.33 W/m·K (1.2-2.3 Btu·in./h·ft2·°F)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionD 69611-17 x 10-5 /°C (mm/mm·°C) (6-9 x 10-5 /°F (in./in.·°F))
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.2-0.6 %
Dielectric StrengthD 14911.8-18.7 kV/mm (300-475 V/mil)
Dielectric Constant 
     1 MHzD 1503.3-3.8
Dissipation Factor 
     1 MHzD 1500.01-0.15
Volume ResistivityD 2571013-1015 ohm·cm
Permanence Properties
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5701.5 %
Soluble Matter LossD 5700.1 %
Weight Loss on Heating 
     [72 hours @ 80°C (176°F)]D 15620.4 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperatured 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64883 °C (181 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64875 °C (167 °F)
Vicat Softening TemperaturedD 152596 °C (205 °F)

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.
dConditioned 4 hours @ 70°C (158°F)
e1.52-mm (0.06-in.) thickness

Formula 375 - standard inventory. Available in 12% plasticizer only.

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.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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