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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester LX500

  • Bottles-fragrance pkg
  • Bottles-skin care pkg
  • Color cosmetics packaging
  • Fragrance packaging
  • Jars-skin care pkg
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Personal care bottles
Key Attributes
  • Ease of processing
  • Excellent clarity
  • Fast drying times
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good heat resistance
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Quick cycle times

Product Description
Eastman Tritan™ LX500 is an amorphous copolyester specifically developed for use in blow molding applications for the cosmetic, fragrance, and personal care markets. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, and heat and chemical resistance. In addition, this new generation copolyester offers excellent appearance and clarity.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.18
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.006 mm/mm (0.006 in./in.)
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52745 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakISO 52751 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5277 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527142 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5271569 MPa
Flexural ModulusISO 1781494 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17860 MPa
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°CISO 18078 kJ/m2
     @ -40°CISO 18012 kJ/m2
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63845 MPa (6500 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63852 MPa (7600 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6387 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638139 %
Tensile ModulusD 6381609 MPa (2.3x105 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7901522 MPa (2.2x105 psi)
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79064 MPa (9300 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785110
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256842 J/m (15.8 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 0°C (32°F)D 376365 J (48 ft·lbf)
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 376362 J (46 ft·lbf)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376367 J (49 ft·lbf)
Optical Properties
Total TransmittanceD 100391 %
HazeD 1003<1 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 648101°C-214°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
EBM Processing Melt Temperature 235-255 °C (455-490 °F)
EBM Blow Mold Temperature 15-50 °C (60-122 °F)
ISBM Processing Melt Temperature 260-280 °C (500-536 °F)
ISBM Injection Mold Temperature 40-65 °C (104-149 °F)
ISBM Blow Mold Temperature 35-55 °C (95-131 °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.

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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