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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Neostar™ Elastomer FN006


Applications
  • Automotive
  • Compounders
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Fishing line
  • Profiles
Key Attributes
  • Environmentally preferred, non-halogenated material
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Exceptional heat resistance and high temperature dimensional stability
  • High flexibility without plasticizers
  • Solvent bondable

Product Description
Eastman Neostar™ Elastomer FN006 is the second in Eastman’s series of tough, clear, durable, general purpose grade copolyester ethers. Developed for use in the profile and automotive markets, it can also be used in packaging and tubing applications. Its chemical resistance, flexibility, and toughness make it an ideal choice for applications where strength, durability, and puncture resistance in harsh environments is required. Eastman Neostar™ Elastomer FN006 can be used in injection molding or cast film, blown film, or tubing extrusion applications. This copolyester has a full range of flexibility and memory without the addition of plasticizers. Considered environmentally preferred due to its non-halogenated material composition, it can be incinerated cleanly without the emission of toxic gases. The target inherent viscosity of this product is 1.6.

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
Mechanical Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.13
Durometer Hardness 
     Shore A ScaleD 224095
     Shore D ScaleD 224055
Tensile Stress @ BreakdD 63822 MPa (3200 psi)
Tensile Stress @ YieldeD 63814 MPa (2030 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 63838 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638400 %
Tensile ModulusD 638170 MPa (24650 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 790150 MPa (21750 psi)
Tear StrengthD 1004350 N (79 lbf)
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25640 J/m (0.75 ft·lbf/in.)
Torsional Modulus Temperature 
     @ 240 MPa (35,000 psi)D 1043-28 °C (-18 °F)
     @ 930 MPa (135,000 psi)D 1043<-70 °C (<-94 °F)
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.4 %
Thermal Properties
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-11.16
Flow Rate 
     (Condition 215°C/2.16 kg)D 123811 g/10 min
     (Condition 230°C/2.16 kg)D 123818 g/10 min
Crystalline Peak Melting Point (Tm)D 3418205 °C (400 °F)
Crystallization Temperature on Cooling (Tcc)DSC140 °C (284 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DSC-40 °C (-40 °F)
Specific Heatf 
     @ 100°C (212°F) - solidDSC1.8 kJ/kg·K (0.43 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 150°C (302°F) - solidDSC2.0 kJ/kg·K (0.48 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 175°C (347°F) - solidDSC2.3 kJ/kg·K (0.55 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 200°C (392°F) - transitionDSC3.1 kJ/kg·K (0.74 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 225°C (437°F) - meltDSC2.3 kJ/kg·K (0.55 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 25°C (77°F) - solidDSC1.6 kJ/kg·K (0.38 Btu/lb·°F)
Heat of FusionE 79327 kJ/kg (11.6 Btu/lb)
Thermal ConductivityC 1770.19 W/m·K (1.3 Btu·in./h·ft2·°F)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionD 69615 x 10-5 /°C (mm/mm·°C) (8 x 10-5 /°F (in./in.·°F))
Brittleness TemperatureD 746<-75 °C (<-103 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadD 1525170 °C (338 °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.
dD 412, Die C specimens, which are equivalent to ASTM D 638, Type IV specimens. Specimens were 2.0 mm (0.075 in.) thick and were tested using a crosshead speed of 500 mm (20 in.) per min.
eInjection molded ASTM D 638 Type I specimens, about 3 mm (1/8 in.) thick, were tested using a crosshead speed of 500 mm (20 in.) per min.
fFor 200°C (392°F) - transition, apparent specific heat, including the effects of the heat of fusion.



Applications
NEOSTAR elastomers are tough, clear and durable. NEOSTAR elastomer FN006 can be injection molded or extruded. It has a property profile that is suitable for automotive applications such as trim and constant velocity or steering boots. It is especially suitable for coextrusion as a flexible element in profile extrusions.

Comments
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.


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