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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester TX2001


Applications
  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Auto plastics
  • Automotive
  • Commercial housewares
  • Compounders
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Large appliances non-food contact
  • Lighting
  • Non-kitchen appliances
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Ophthalmics
  • Outdoor signs
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Process additives
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • 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™ TX2001 is an amorphous copolyester with excellent appearance and clarity. Tritan™ TX2001 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™ copolyester'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 agents. Tritan™ TX2001 copolyester may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Tritan™ TX2001 copolyester 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 7921.17
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.005-0.007 mm/mm (0.005-0.007 in./in.)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52745 MPa
Tensile Stress @ 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 6381585 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.


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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