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Technical Data Sheet
Eastalloy™ Polymer DA003-8999K, Clear

  • Blood contact and dialysis
  • Fluid administration
  • Medical devices

Product Description
Eastalloy™ DA003-8999K is a clear copolyester/polycarbonate alloy. This product has good impact strength, chemical resistance, dimensional stability and low shrinkage rates. DA003-8999K can be molded into thick-walled parts with essentially no crystalline haze generation.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Electrical Properties (ASTM Method)
Dielectric Constant 
     1 kHzD 1502.3
     1 MHzD 1502.1
Dissipation Factor 
     1 kHzD 1500.002
     1 MHzD 1500.008
Arc ResistanceD 495143 sec
Volume ResistivityD 2571015 ohm·cm
Surface ResistivityD 2571016 ohms/square
Dielectric Strength, Short Time, 500 V/sec rate-of-riseD 14917.3 kV/mm (440 V/mil)
Comparative Tracking IndexD 3638>600 V
Electrical Properties (UL Method)
High Voltage Arc Tracking ResistanceUL 746A38 mm/min (1.5 in./min)
General Properties (ASTM Method)
Specific GravityD 7921.20
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.13 %
Mold Shrinkage 
     Parallel to Flow, 3.2-mm (0.125-in.) thicknessD 9550.005-0.007 mm/mm (0.005-0.007 in./in.)
General Properties (ISO Method)
DensityISO 1183 1.20 g/cm3
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionISO 620.13 %
Mechanical Properties (ASTM Method)
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63856 MPa (8100 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63860 MPa (8700 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6386 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638150 %
Flexural ModulusD 7902140 MPa (3.1 x 105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79086 MPa (12500 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785117
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25675 J/m (1.4 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 376351 J (38 ft·lbf)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376346 J (34 ft·lbf)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Stress @ YieldISO 52756 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakISO 52756 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5275.4 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527130 %
Flexural ModulusISO 1782100 MPa
Flexural Yield StrengthISO 17881 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 18010 kJ/m2
     @ -40°CISO 1808.3 kJ/m2
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°CISO 6603-219 J
     @ -40°CISO 6603-223 J
Optical Properties (ASTM Method)
HazeD 10033.6 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100377 %
Total TransmittanceD 100381 %
Thermal Properties (ASTM Method)
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 648103 °C (218 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64890 °C (194 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadD 1525118 °C (244 °F)
Specific Heat 
     @ 240°C (464°F)DSC2.18 kJ/kg·K (0.52 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 60°C (140°F)DSC1.38 kJ/kg·K (0.33 Btu/lb·°F)
Thermal Properties (ISO Method)
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.45 MPaISO 75103 °C
     @ 1.80 MPaISO 7590 °C
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadISO 306118 °C
     @ 5 kg loadISO 306110 °C
Thermal Properties (UL Method)
UL Flammability Classificationd 
     1.6 mm (0.0625 in.) specimenUL 9494HB
     3.2 mm (0.125 in.) specimenUL 9494V-2
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperature 93 °C (200 °F)
Drying Time 4-6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 271-293 °C (520-560 °F)
Mold Temperature 32-66 °C (90-150 °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.
dFor 1.6-mm (0.0625-in.) specimens, 94V-2 classification for natural and white.

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

Eastman Medical Disclaimer
It is the responsibility of the medical device manufacturer ("Manufacturer") to determine the suitability of all component parts and raw materials, including any Eastman product, used in its final product in order to ensure safety and compliance with requirements of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other international regulatory agencies.

Eastman Chemical Company products have not been designed for nor are they promoted for end uses that would be categorized by either the United States FDA or by the International Standards Organization (ISO) as implant devices. Eastman products are not intended for use in the following applications: (1) in any bodily implant applications for greater than 30 days, based on FDA-Modified ISO-10993, Part 1 “Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices” tests (including any cosmetic, reconstructive or reproductive implant applications); (2) in any cardiac prosthetic device application, regardless of the length of time involved, including, without limitation, pacemaker leads and devices, artificial hearts, heart valves, intra-aortic balloons and control systems, and ventricular bypass assisted devices, or (3) as any critical component in any medical device that supports or sustains human life.

Eastman Chemical Company products offered for the medical market have met selected FDA-Modified ISO-10993, Part 1 “Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices” tests with human tissue contact time of 30 days or less. The tests include: cytotoxicity, sensitization, irritation or intracutaneous reactivity, systemic toxicity (acute), subchronic toxicity (sub-acute), implantation, hemocompatibility. The Manufacturer is responsible for the biological evaluation of the finished medical device.

The suitability of an Eastman Product in a given end-use environment is dependent upon various conditions including, without limitation, chemical compatibility, temperature, part design, sterilization method, residual stresses, and external loads. It is the responsibility of the Manufacturer to evaluate its final product under actual end-use requirements and to adequately advise and warn purchasers and users thereof.

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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