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Technical Data Sheet
Tenite™ Butyrate 572E3720012 Clear Trsp

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Product Description
Tenite™ cellulosic plastics are noted for their excellent balance of properties - toughness, hardness, strength, surface gloss, clarity, and a warm feel. The mechanical properties of Tenite™ cellulosic plastics differ with plasticizer levels. Lower plasticizer content yields a harder surface, higher heat resistance, greater rigidity, higher tensile strength, and better dimensional stability. Higher plasticizer content increases impact strength. Tenite™ cellulosic plastics are available in natural, clear, selected ambers or smoke transparents and black translucents. Color concentrates are available in let-down ratios from 10:1 to 40:1. ™Tenite™ Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 572-12 contains an odor mask lubricant and an ultra-violet inhibitor(UVI). It has a plasticizer level of 12%.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Plasticizer 12 %
Specific GravityD 7921.19
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63833.8 MPa (4900 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63834.0 MPa (4900 psi)
Elongation @ BreakD 63823 %
Flexural ModulusD 7901300 MPa (1.90 x 105 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 78587
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256348 J/m (6.5 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25698 J/m (1.8 ft·lbf/in.)
Permanence Properties
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5701.3 %
Weight Loss on Heating 
     [72 hours @ 80°C (176°F)]D 7070.4 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperatured 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64883 °C (181 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64878 °C (172 °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.
dConditioned 4 hours @ 70°C (158°F)

Formula 572 - UVI; odor mask

Properties reported here are preliminary data from limited production. 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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