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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Embrace™ Copolyester

Chemical Synonym
  • Copolyester
  • Home, garden & automotive packaging
  • Labels non food contact
  • Protective & performance film
  • Shrink film food contact
  • Shrink film non food contact
Key Attributes
  • Greater than 75% ultimate shrinkage
  • High shrink force
  • Shrinks to fit contour bottles
  • Sparkling clarity and high gloss
  • Super-high print definition

Product Description

Eastman Embrace™ copolyester is a leader in the shrink film for dairy, water, juice, liquor, and sports and soft drink beverage packaging. Eastman Embrace™ copolyester provides excellent clarity, printability, and toughness, enabling marketers to increase shelf visibility, presence, and appeal for their products. With ultimate shrinkage of over 75%, Eastman Embrace™ copolyester is the ideal label material for marketers looking to differentiate their products in the competitive beverage market.

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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 CertifiedTM 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
Film Properties (Extruded/Cast Film)
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-10.70
Thickness of Film Tested 250 Microns (10 mils)
DensityD 1505 1.30 g/cm3
HazeD 10030.7 %
     @ 60°D 2457166
TransparencyD 174667 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100389 %
Total TransmittanceD 100392 %
Water Vapor Transmission RateeF 12497.6 g/m2·24h (0.49 g/100in.2·24h)
Gas Permeability, O2 
     @ 30°C (86°F), 68% RHD 398523 cm3/m2*24h*atm (15 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Elmendorf Tear Resistance 
     M.D.D 19227.5 N (760 gf)
     T.D.D 19227.5 N (760 gf)
PPT Tear Resistance 
     M.D.D 258261 N (14 lbf)
     T.D.D 258266 N (15 lbf)
Tear Propagation Resistance, Split Tear Method 
     @ 254 mm/min (10 in./min) M.D.D 193861 N/mm (348 lbf/in.)
     @ 254 mm/min (10 in./min) T.D.D 193861 N/mm (348 lbf/in.)
Tensile Strength @ Break 
     M.D.D 88253 MPa (7600 psi)
     T.D.D 88253 MPa (7600 psi)
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.D 8825 %
     T.D.D 8825 %
Tensile Modulus 
     M.D.D 8821570 MPa (2.3 x 105 psi)
     T.D.D 8821560 MPa (2.3 x 105 psi)
Dart ImpactD 1709A355 g
Vicat Softening TemperatureD 152574 °C (165 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)D 152571 °C (167 °F)
Film Properties (Stretched Film)
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-10.70
Thickness of Film Tested 50 Microns (2 mils)
DensityD 1505 1.30 g/cm3
Ultimate Shrinkaged 
     @ 90°C 80 %
HazeD 10034.9 %
     @ 60°D 2457139
TransparencyD 174685 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100386 %
Total TransmittanceD 100392 %
     a*D 22440.02
     b*D 22440.37
     L*D 224495.9
Water Vapor Transmission RateeF 124920 g/m2·24h (1.3 g/100in.2·24h)
Gas Permeability, O2 
     @ 30°C (86°F), 68% RHD 398571 cm3/m2*24h*atm (9.1 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Elmendorf Tear Resistance 
     M.D.D 19221.2 N (120 gf)
     T.D.D 19220.12 N (12 gf)
Tensile Strength @ Break 
     M.D.D 88242 MPa (6100 psi)
     T.D.D 882290 MPa (41000 psi)
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.D 882265 %
     T.D.D 88234 %
Tensile Modulus 
     M.D.D 8821800 MPa (2.6 x 105 psi)
     T.D.D 8827250 MPa (10.5 x 105 psi)
Dart ImpactD 1709A228 g
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)D 152571 °C (169 °F)
Surface Tension, Harmonic Mean 
     Dispersive 38 dynes/cm
     Polar 9 dynes/cm
     Total 47 dynes/cm

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 films with a stretch ratio of 5x.
eTest conducted at 38°C (100°F) and 100% relative humidity.

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.

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