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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester GX100


Applications
  • Building materials
  • Displays/in-store fixtures
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor signs
  • Skylights
  • Thermoformed sheet
  • Walls
Key Attributes
  • Acrylic alternative (PMMA alternative)
  • BPA free
  • Easily formed and shaped
  • Free of materials of concern
  • Glasslike clarity
  • Heat resistant-great for high-temperature applications
  • Highest durability
  • Polycarbonate alternate (PC alternative)
  • Resilient to the harshest disinfectants and cleaners
  • Shatter resistant

Product Description
Eastman Tritan™ GX100 copolyester is a clear plastic that is increasingly popular for protective barriers used to limit the spread of viruses like COVID-19, including sneeze guards where durability and resistance to harsh disinfectants is crucial. Tritan GX100 is a good alternative to polycarbonate (PC) and acrylic (PMMA) for heavy-gauge sheet.

Tritan GX100 can be found in a variety of heavy-gauge sheet end uses, including sneeze guards, separation barriers, outdoor signs, displays/in-store fixtures and heat-sensitive applications in hospitals, office buildings, schools, and retailers. It has glasslike clarity and is free of materials of concern, including BPA.

Hospitals prefer Tritan due to its resistance to harsh disinfectants, including Super Sani-Cloth® wipes, Virex®, and a variety of other common hospital cleaning agents. This allows Tritan to resist breakage and discoloration, therefore lasting longer than other alternatives.

Tritan GX100 is also the material of choice for outdoor signs and other end uses that require high durability and heat resistance.

Sheet made from Eastman Tritan™ GX100 copolyester is available throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Ask your contractor, fabricator, distributor, or e-retailer to specify Tritan GX100 for your next project.

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 www.c2ccertified.org. Search for Eastman Chemical Company in the Material Health Certificate Registry.



Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General Properties
Thickness of Film TestedD 3742.97 mm (0.117 in.)
Specific GravityD 7921.18-118
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.18 % (0.18 )
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63845 MPa (6527 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63846 MPa (6672 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6387 % (7 )
Elongation @ BreakD 638133 % (133 )
Flexural ModulusD 7901483 MPa (2.18 x 105 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785114-114
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 2561006 J/m (18.8 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 2561011 J/m (18.9 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 256133 J/m (2.5 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 4812No Break J/m (No Break ft·lbf/in.)
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812No Break J/m (No Break ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -30°C (-22°F)D 48121214 J/m (22.8 ft·lbf/in.)
Thermal Properties
Vicat Softening TemperatureD 1525110 °C (230 °F)
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64899.2 °C (210.56 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64890.9 °C (195.62 °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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