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Technical Data Sheet
Eastar™ Copolyester DN003 Natural

  • Filter housing
Key Attributes
  • Chemical resistance to most medical solvents including lipids and IPA
  • Easy to extrude, cut, print, and seal
  • Effective barrier properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent colorability
  • Gamma and E-beam color stability
  • Good impact strength
  • Good stiffness
  • High gloss appearance
  • Toughness

Product Description

Eastar™ Copolyester DN003 contains a mold release. It has excellent appearance and is nearly water-clear. This polymer is the toughest of the Eastar™ family of products. Additional outstanding features are chemical resistance and excellent color and property retention following gamma and e-beam sterilization.

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Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Specific GravityD 7921.23
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.13 %
 ISO 620.13 %
Mold Shrinkage 
     Parallel to Flow, 3.2-mm (0.125-in.) thicknessD 9550.002-0.005 mm/mm (0.002-0.005 in./in.)
DensityISO 1183 1.23 g/cm3
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63845 MPa (6500 psi)
 ISO 52746 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63852 MPa (7600 psi)
 ISO 52747 MPa
Elongation @ YieldD 6385 %
 ISO 5274.4 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638330 %
 ISO 527230 %
Flexural ModulusD 7901800 MPa (2.6 x 105 psi)
 ISO 1781800 MPa
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79066 MPa (9600 psi)
 ISO 17863 MPa
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785105
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 180125 kJ/m2
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256NB
     @ -40°CISO 1807.4 kJ/m2
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25664 J/m (1.2 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 4812NB
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-214 J
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 6603-216 J
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.45 MPaISO 7574 °C
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64874 °C (165 °F)
     @ 1.80 MPaISO 7565 °C
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64864 °C (147 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadD 152588 °C (190 °F)
     @ 1 kg loadISO 30688 °C
     @ 5 kg loadISO 30679 °C
Thermal Conductivity 0.19 W/m·K (1.3 Btu·in./h·ft2·°F)
Specific Heat 
     @ 240°C (464°F)DSC2.05 kJ/kg·K (0.49 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 60°C (140°F)DSC1.34 kJ/kg·K (0.32 Btu/lb·°F)
UL Flammability Classification 
     1.6 mm (0.0625 in.) specimenUL 9494HB
     3.2 mm (0.125 in.) specimenUL 9494HB
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperature 71 °C (160 °F)
Drying Time 6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 250-270 °C (480-520 °F)
Mold Temperature 15-40 °C (60-100 °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.

All ISO tests are run @ 4-mm thickness with the exception of Impact Resistance, which is run @ 2-mm thickness.

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