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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Cadence™ Copolyester GS2

  • Building materials
  • Decorative laminates-metal
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Protective & performance film
  • Transaction cards
  • Walls
  • Wood furniture
Key Attributes
  • Adequate processing ease (For better processing ease, choose Cadence™ GS3 or GS5)
  • Excellent forming characteristics
  • Low VOC emissions (indoor air quality)
  • Not a material of concern
  • PVC alternative
  • Resistant to common household cleaning agents
  • Resists curling, delaminating, and yellowing when exposed to heat
  • Runs on existing calendering and thermoforming equipment
  • Scratch resistant
  • Wide calendering window

Product Description
Eastman Cadence™ GS2 is a clear copolyester resin specifically for calendered film applications including decorative laminates, general purpose packaging, transaction and identification cards, and protective films. It has adequate processing ease.

Film producers looking to replace PVC and other materials of concern choose Cadence for its ease of processing, low-temperature toughness, and the ability to be downgauged – all of which help reduce cost. It has a wide calendering and thermoforming window, which enables Cadence to be used on most existing calendering lines and thermoforming equipment with little or no modification. Eastman Cadence™ resins require no pre-drying or additional stabilizers.

Brand owners prefer Cadence for its premium appearance, excellent toughness, and environmentally responsible track record. It is crystal clear, has excellent resistance to common household cleaners, and resists curling, delaminating, and yellowing when exposed to heat.

Cadence GS2 may be used in various food contact applications under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

The GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED® Mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). GEI is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program. The GREENGUARD Certification Program is an industry independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials for indoor environments. For more information about GEI and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman™ Copolyesters, visit Choose Eastman Chemical Company under the Manufacturer category and click search to display a list of our products.

This product has received a Platinum level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. A Material Health Certificate is awarded to products that meet the Material Health requirements of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is 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 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 Search for Eastman Chemical Company in the Material Health Certificate Registry.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Electrical Properties
Dielectric Strength, Short Time, 500 V/sec rate-of-riseD 14916.1 kV/mm (410 V/mil)
Surface ResistivityD 2571016 ohms/square
Volume ResistivityD 257 1015 ohm·cm
Arc ResistanceD 495158 sec
Dissipation Factor 
     1 kHzD 1500.005
     1 MHzD 1500.02
Dielectric Constant 
     1 kHzD 1502.6
     1 MHzD 1502.4
General Properties
DensityD 1505 1.27 g/cm3
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionISO 620.2 %
DensityISO 11831270 kg/m3
Thickness of Sheet TestedD 3743 mm
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.2 %
Mechanical Properties
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 4812NB
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 4812NB
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 25639 J/m (0.7 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25688 J/m (1.7 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 25666 J/m (1.2 ft·lbf/in.)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785115
Flexural ModulusD 7902100 MPa (3.1 x 105 psi)
Elongation @ BreakD 63850 %
Elongation @ YieldD 6384.8 %
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63826 MPa (3800 psi)
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63853 MPa (7700 psi)
Tensile ModulusD 6382200 MPa (3.2 x 105 psi)
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 376333 J (24 ft·lbf)
     @ 0°CD 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)
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 376347 J (34 ft·lbf)
Tensile Stress @ YieldISO 52753 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakISO 7526 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5274.7 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 52740 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5272200 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1782100 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17869 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 18011.5 kJ/m2
     @ 0°CISO 1806.1 kJ/m2
     @ -30°CISO 1804.4 kJ/m2
Charpy Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 17910 kJ/m2
     @ -30°CISO 1793.3 kJ/m2
     @ 0°CISO 1794.2 kJ/m2
Charpy Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°CISO 179NB
     @ 0°CISO 179NB
     @ -40°CISO 179NB
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°CISO 6603-259 J
     @ 0°CISO 6603-261 J
     @ -10°CISO 6603-270 J
     @ -20°CISO 6603-273 J
     @ -30°CISO 6603-274 J
Optical Properties
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
Flammability/Great BritainBS 476 - Part 71Y
Flammability/GermanyDIN 4102 - Part 1B1
Flammability/FranceNFP 92-501M2
UL Flammability ClassificationUL 9494V2
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 5 kg loadISO 30678 /°C
     @ 1 kg loadISO 30683 /°C
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.45 MPaISO 7572 /°C
     @ 1.80 MPaISO 7568 /°C
Oxygen IndexD 286326 %
Coefficient of thermal expansionD 6967 (x10-5/°C) (4 (x10-5/°F))
Vicat Softening TemperatureD 152583 °C (181 °F)
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64874 °C (164 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64870 °C (181 °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.

Properties reported here are based on limited testing. 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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