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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ copolyester FX100

  • Decorative laminates-metal
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Extruding
  • Graphic arts
  • Multi-layer film food contact
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Protective film
  • Transaction cards
Key Attributes
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA) free
  • Clear, high gloss appearance
  • Easy to extrude
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Good scratch resistance
  • Great for high temperature packaging
  • Great for transaction cards and identification cards
  • Not a material of concern
  • Outstanding chemical resistance
  • PVC alternative
  • Plasticizer free
  • Tremendous toughness

Product Description
Eastman Tritan™ FX100 is a copolyester resin for extruded film applications where enhanced heat resistance and toughness are required. It works great in hot fill packaging for food, transaction and identification cards, and protective laminates.

Packaging brands and film converters prefer Tritan™ FX100 for its ability to provide a clear, aesthetically pleasing package that stands up to the strenuous requirements for hot filling, while also providing safety that consumers expect. Its great for brands looking to replace materials of concern or differentiate their packaging by transitioning from opaque to clear.

Transaction and identification card producers, brands, and governments alike value Tritan FX100 for its excellent bend strength and chemical resistance, which provides longer useful life and better security. Compared to PVC and other material alternatives. Transaction cards made with Tritan™ have been found to withstand more than 10 times the number of flexural cycles using industry standard fitness for use testing protocols.

Tritan FX100 may be used in various food contact applications under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

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 Certified™ Product Standard. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified™ 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
General Properties
Thickness of Film TestedD 3740.254 mm (0.010 in.)
DensityASTM D 15051.19 g/cm3
Water Vapor Transmission Rated 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ASTM F 12494 g/m2·24h (0.2 g/100in.2·24h)
     @ 38°C (100°F) 11 g/m2·24h (1 g/100in.2·24h)
Gas Permeability, CO2ASTM D 1434149 cm3·mm/m2·24h·atm (379 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Gas Permeability, O2ASTM D 398532 cm3·mm/m2·24h·atm (82 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Elmendorf Tear Resistance 
     M.D.ASTM D 19225.1 N (524 gf)
     T.D. 5.6 N (575 gf)
PPT Tear Resistance 
     M.D.ASTM D 258242 N (10 lbf)
     T.D. 56 N (13 lbf)
Tear Propagation Resistance, Split Tear Methode 
     M.D.ASTM D 19384 N (0.8 lbf)
     M.D. 13 N/mm (75 lbf/in.)
     T.D. 12 N/mm (66 lbf/in.)
     T.D. 3 N (0.7 lbf)
Tear Resistance, Trouser @ 200 mm/min 
     M.D.ISO 6383-111 N/mm (63 lbf/in.)
     T.D. 11 N/mm (63 lbf/in.)
Tensile Strength @ Yield 
     M.D.ASTM D 88241 MPa (5900 psi)
     T.D. 40 MPa (5800 psi)
Tensile Strength @ Break 
     M.D.ASTM D 88259 MPa (8500 psi)
     T.D. 52 MPa (7600 psi)
Elongation @ Yield 
     M.D.ASTM D 8827 %
     T.D. 7 %
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.ASTM D 882179 %
     T.D. 203 %
Tensile Modulus 
     M.D.ASTM D 8821500 MPa (2.1 x 105 psi)
     T.D. 1400 MPa (2.0 x 105 psi)
Dart Impactf 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ASTM 1709A882 g (1.94 lb)
     @ -30°C (-22°F) 913 g (2.01 lb)
Puncture Resistance (Dynatup); Total EnergyASTM D 37634.6 J (3.4 ft-lb)
Water Absorption, 24 hoursASTM D 5700.5 %
Surface Energy 
     Dispersive 39 dynes/cm
     PolarASTM D 59468 dynes/cm
     Total 46 dynes/cm
Taber Abrasion (average at 25 cycles)ASTM 104423 % haze
Optical Properties
Refractive IndexASTM D 5421.55
Yellowness IndexASTM D 19250.5
UV % Transmission at 380 nmUV/Vis Spectro89 %
HazeASTM D 10030.7 %
Gloss @ 60°ASTM D 2457161
Light Transmission (Total Transmittance)ASTM D 100392 %
Thermal Properties
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DSC110 °C (229 °F)
Specific Heat 
     @ 100°C (212°F) 1.9 J/g-°C (0.45 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 150°C (302°F) 2.2 J/g-°C (0.54 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 200°C (392°F) 2.4 J/g-°C (0.58 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 250°C (482°F) 2.6 J/g-°C (0.62 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 60°C (140°F)DSC1.7 J/g-°C (0.41 Btu/lb·°F)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionASTM D 6969 (x10-5/°C) (5 (x10-5/°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.
d(a) Test conducted at 23°C (73.4°F) and 100% relative humidity. (b) Test conducted at 38°C (100.4°F) and 100% relative humidity.
e@ 254 mm/min (10 in./min)
f12.7 mm (1/2 in.) dia. head, 127 mm (5 in.) dia. clamp, 660 mm (26 in.) drop

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.

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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