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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester DX3500


Applications
  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Commercial housewares
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Water/sport bottles
Key Attributes
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Excellent processing
  • Fast drying times
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Quick cycle times

Product Description
Eastman Tritan™ DX3500 is an amorphous copolyester with superior impact resistance compared to conventional clear engineering thermoplastics and outstanding top-rack dishwasher durability. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, high stiffness, chemical resistance to sunscreen and citrus, and high flow. A versatile polymer, the properties of Tritan DX3500 enable it to be used in a broad array of manufacturing processes including injection molding, injection stretch blow molding, reheat stretch blow molding, and extrusion. Tritan™ DX3500 may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General Properties
Specific GravityISO 1183, Method A1.27 g/cc
 D 7921.28 g/cc
Rockwell Hardness, D ScaleD 785110
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.004-0.005 mm/mm
Mechanical Properties
Flexural ModulusISO 1782100 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17873 MPa
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52754 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52750 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5273.9 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527320 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5272200 MPa
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-251 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-226 J
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 1806.3 kJ/m2
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 1804.4 kJ/m2
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 180NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 180NB
Flexural StrengthD 79083 MPa
Flexural ModulusD 7902325 MPa
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63852 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63858 MPa
Elongation @ YieldD 6384.2 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638283 %
Tensile ModulusD 6382125 MPa
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ 23°C (73°F)D 376365 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ 23°C (73°F)D 376336 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376379 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376348 J
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25658 J/m
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25631 J/m
Izod Impact Strength, UnNotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 4812NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 4812NB
Optical Properties
TransmittanceD 100389 %
HazeD 1003<1.0 %
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)ISO 7581 °C
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)ISO 7570 °C
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64881 °C
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64870 °C
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperatured 76 °C (170 °F)
Drying Timee 4-6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 250-293 °C (480-560 °F)
Mold Temperature 27-50 °C (80-120 °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.
dBased on a 35 kg (78 lb) hopper desiccant dryer. Larger hoppers may require lower temperatures to avoid sticking
eBased on an 87°C drying temperature and starting moisture level of 5400 ppm or 0.54% with average ambient conditions of 8.3C (47F) and 60% RH. Higher starting moisture levels, lower drying temperatures, and/or higher humidity and higher temperature ambient conditions will require longer drying times to reach moisture levels below 300 ppm or 0.03% as recommended



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.


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