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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester TX1501HF


Applications
  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Auto plastics
  • Baby bottles/sippy cups
  • Building materials
  • Commercial housewares
  • Compounders
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Filtration
  • Large appliances non-food contact
  • Lighting
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Non-kitchen appliances
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Ophthalmics
  • Outdoor signs
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Process additives
  • Profiles
  • Safety glasses/shield
  • Signs
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Sporting equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Transaction cards
  • Water/sport bottles
Key Attributes
  • Ease of processing
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent hydrolytic stability
  • Fast drying times
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good flowability
  • Good heat resistance
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Quick cycle times

Product Description
Eastman Tritan™ copolyester TX1501HF is a high flow grade of Eastman Tritan™. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester TX1501HF has viscosity reductions of 40-50% relative to Eastman Tritan™ copolyester TX1001. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester TX1501HF contains a mold release derived from vegetable based sources. Other outstanding features include good toughness, hydrolytic stability, and heat and chemical resistance. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester TX1501HF may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester TX1501HF 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 Strength @ YieldISO 52744 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52749 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5277 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527154 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5271604 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1781502 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17860 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 18083 kJ/m2
     @ -40°CISO 18011 kJ/m2
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63843 MPa (6200 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63852 MPa (7500 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6387 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638210 %
Tensile ModulusD 6381575 MPa (2.28 x 105 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7901575 MPa (2.28 x 105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79064 MPa (9300 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785111
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256860 J/m (16.1 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
Optical Properties
Total TransmittanceD 100391 %
HazeD 1003<1 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64894 °C (201 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64881 °C (178 °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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