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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester TX1001


Applications
  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Automotive
  • Chocolate molds
  • Commercial housewares
  • Compounders
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Displays/in-store fixtures
  • Electronic packaging
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Filtration
  • Industrial
  • Large appliances non-food contact
  • Lighting
  • Non-kitchen appliances
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Ophthalmics
  • Outdoor signs
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Personal care bottles
  • Personal care packaging
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Protective & performance film
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Sporting equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Water/sport bottles
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™ TX1001 is an amorphous copolyester with excellent appearance and clarity. Tritan TX1001 contains a mold release derived from vegetable based sources. 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 TX1001 may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Tritan TX1001 is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials and is also certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.18
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.005-0.007 mm/mm (0.005-0.007 in./in.)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Stress @ YieldISO 52743 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52758 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5277 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527185 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5271548 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1781495 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17859 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 18093 kJ/m2
     @ -40°CISO 18020 kJ/m2
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63843 MPa (6200 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63853 MPa (7700 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6386 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638210 %
Tensile ModulusD 6381550 MPa (2.25 x 105 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7901550 MPa (2.25 x 105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79062 MPa (9000 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785112
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256980 J/m (18.4 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
Optical Properties
Total TransmittanceD 100390 %
HazeD 1003<1 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64899 °C (210 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64885 °C (185 °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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