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Technical Data Sheet
Eastar™ Copolyester EN076


Applications
  • Extruding
  • Mono-layer film food contact
  • Multi-layer film food contact
  • Oral hygiene
  • Packaging component - food contact
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Protective & performance film
  • Transaction cards
  • Wood furniture
Key Attributes
  • Clear, bright, premium appearance
  • Easy to extrude
  • Great for film and rigid thermoform packaging
  • PVC alternative
  • Polystyrene (PS) alternative
  • Recyclable
  • Thermoformable

Product Description
Eastar™ EN076 copolyester is a clear copolyester used in a variety of packaging and consumer product applications, including food and beverage packaging, general purpose packaging, flexible film packaging, and consumer products. It is fully compatible with the resin identification code 1 (RIC1) recycle stream. Eastar EN076 enables fast-moving consumer-goods brand owners to achieve recyclable products and packaging and replace materials of concern without sacrificing aesthetics.

Eastar™ EN076 meets the definition of resin identification code #1 (RIC1) as defined by ASTM D7611. Other end-product attributes, including but not limited to size, color, auxiliary components, and availability of collection, may also impact recyclability.

Eastar™ EN076 copolyester may be used in various food contact applications under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED. The GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). GEI is an industry-independent, nonprofit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program. The GREENGUARD Certification Program is an industry-independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials for indoor environments. For more information about GEI and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.greenguard.org. Choose Eastman Chemical Company under the “Manufacturer” category, and click search to display a list of our products.


Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.32
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.002-0.005 mm/mm (0.002-0.005 in./in.)
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63856 MPa (8100 psi)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63826 MPa (3800 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 6384 %
Elongation @ BreakD 63875 %
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79074 MPa (10700 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7902350 MPa (3.4 x 105 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785111
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25667 J/m (1.2 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25633 J/m (0.6 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 48123200 J/m (60 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 376331 J (23 ft·lbf)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376345 J (33 ft·lbf)
Optical Properties
HazeD 10030.8 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100386 %
Total TransmittanceD 100389 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64869 °C (156 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64862 °C (144 °F)
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperature 150 °C (302 °F)
Drying Time 4-6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 277-293 °C (530-560 °F)
Mold Temperature 16-32 °C (60-90 °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 typical of average lots. 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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