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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester TX2000


Applications
  • Auto plastics
  • Commercial housewares
  • Compounders
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Sporting equipment
  • Water/sport bottles
  • Window housings
Key Attributes
  • Ease of processing
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent hydrolytic stability
  • Fast drying times
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good heat resistance
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Quick cycle times

Product Description
Eastman Tritan TX2000 is an amorphous copolyester with excellent appearance and clarity. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, and heat and chemical resistance. This new-generation copolyester can also be molded into various applications without incorporating high levels of residual stress. Combined with Tritan's outstanding chemical resistance and hydrolytic stability, these features give molded products enhanced durability in the dishwasher environment, which can expose products to high heat, humidity, and aggressive cleaning detergents. Tritan TX2000 may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Tritan TX2000 is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials.

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 Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.17
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.005-0.007 mm/mm (0.005-0.007 in./in.)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52745 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52749 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5277 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527130 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5271624 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1781531 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 18066 kJ/m2
     @ -40°CISO 18014 kJ/m2
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63844 MPa (6400 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63853 MPa (7700 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6387 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638140 %
Tensile ModulusD 6381624 MPa (2.28 x 105 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7901585 MPa (2.28 x 105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79066 MPa (9600 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785115
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256650 J/m (12.2 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
Optical Properties
Total TransmittanceD 100392 %
HazeD 1003<1 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 648109 °C (228 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64892 °C (198 °F)
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperature 88 °C (190 °F)
Drying Time 4-6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 260-282 °C (500-540 °F)
Mold Temperature 38-66 °C (100-150 °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.


Technical Disclaimer
Eastman makes no representation and disclaims any warranty that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given. Values as well as the performance of the final molded article may be affected by various factors such as the part design, mold design or tooling, drying, processing conditions as well as coloring or pigmentation of the product. No warranty of merchantability or fitness for use is made, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller''s conditions of sale. You must make your own determination of the suitability of this product in your specific application due to the many factors (e.g. design, processing and conditions of use) that affect the performance of the final molded article. Suitability of use should be evaluated with appropriate testing and analysis. The processing melt temperature and mold temperature refer to the actual resin melt temperature and actual mold surface temperature respectively. Consider overall resin residence time, part shot size utilization and part geometry to set appropriate processing melt temperature and mold temperature in order to minimize IV loss and maximize molded part performance.

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.


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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