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Technical Data Sheet
Eastar™ Copolyester AN004 Natural


Applications
  • Bottles-color cosmetics pkg
  • Closures-fragrance pkg
  • Color cosmetics packaging
  • Compounders
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Fragrance packaging
  • Jars-skin care pkg
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Skin care packaging
Key Attributes
  • Easy to extrude, cut, print, and seal
  • Effective barrier properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent colorability
  • Good impact strength
  • Good stiffness
  • High gloss appearance
  • Toughness

Product Description

Eastar™ AN004 Copolyester contains a mold release. It has excellent appearance and is nearly water-clear. Its most outstanding features are its chemical resistance and processing capabilities. Exposure to aromatic oils often causes crazing or actual fracture of many polymer resins, but AN004 maintains its physical properties when exposed to these oils, and its appearance is virtually unchanged. Easy to process, it flows readily and fills intricate molds. Its processability coupled with its outstanding chemical resistance makes it well suited for thick-wall applications.

This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED
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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
Specific GravityD 7921.2
Mold Shrinkage 
     Parallel to Flow, 3.2-mm (0.125-in.) thicknessD 9550.002-0.006 mm/mm (0.002-0.006 in./in.)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52747 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52746 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5274 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527200 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5271800 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1781850 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17865 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 1807.8 kJ/m2
     @ -40°CISO 1804.8 kJ/m2
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63847 MPa (6900 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63851 MPa (7400 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6385 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638320 %
Flexural ModulusD 7902000 MPa (2.9 x 105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79069 MPa (10000 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785103
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25680 J/m (1.5 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25640 J/m (0.7 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)D 376342 J (31 ft·lbf)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376348 J (35 ft·lbf)
Optical Properties
HazeD 10030.3 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100389 %
Total TransmittanceD 100391 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64873 °C (164 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64865 °C (149 °F)
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperature 70 °C (160 °F)
Drying Time 3 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 230-280 °C (450-530 °F)
Mold Temperature 15-30 °C (60-80 °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.


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.


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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