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Technical Data Sheet

  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Cabinetry
  • Caps & lids non-food contact
  • Chocolate molds
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
  • Decorative interiors
  • Displays/in-store fixtures
  • Fibers
  • Furniture
  • Graphic arts
  • Indoor signs
  • Industrial
  • Lighting
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Transaction cards
  • Visual merchandising
  • Wood furniture assembly
Key Attributes
  • Ability to mold thick parts
  • Ease of processing
  • Easy to extrude, cut, decorate, and seal
  • Excellent clarity and color
  • Excellent colorability
  • Good impact strength
  • Good stiffness
  • High gloss appearance
  • Improved gate aesthetics
  • Readily fill intricate molds
  • Toughness

Product Description
Eastman DN501 copolyester is a high flow product designed and engineered for many different applications. With its excellent color and clarity and its ability to mold thick parts with improved gate aesthetics, DN501 is clearly a well-suited copolyester for many applications. Other outstanding features are excellent chemical resistance, high gloss, and improvements in processing such as faster cycle times, and lower scrap rates. DN501 is also ideally suited for two-shot molding techniques due to its lower processing temperatures, very slow crystallization rate, and flow characteristics. Eastman DN501 contains a mold release derived from vegetable based sources.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
General Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.25 g/cm3
Mold Shrinkage 
     Parallel to Flow, 3.2-mm (0.125-in.) thicknessD 9550.00450 mm/mm
Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)
HazeD 1003>0.5 %
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52745 MPa (6526.69 psi)
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52728.2 MPa (4090.06 psi)
TransmittanceD 1003>90 %
Elongation @ YieldISO 5274.9 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527201.7 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5271639.6 MPa (2.38 x 105 psi)
Mechanical Properties
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376348.9 J (36.06 ft·lbf)
Tensile ModulusD 6381820 MPa (2.63 x 105 psi)
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 376336.2 J (26.69 ft·lbf)
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63850.5 MPa (7527.50 psi)
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63848.0 MPa (6874.79 psi)
Elongation @ BreakD 638350.4 %
Elongation @ YieldD 6384.5 %
Flexural Yield StrengthD 79068.94 MPa (9998.90 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 7901931.4 MPa (2.8 x 105 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785102.1
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 256920 J/m (17.23 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25660.9 J/m (1.14 ft·lbf/in.)
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 48122840.3 J/m (53.21 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 48123168.5 J/m (59.36 ft·lbf/in.)
Thermal Properties
Deflection Temperature 
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64870.9 °C (159.6 °F)
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64863.1 °C (145.6 °F)
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperaturea 65-70 °C (149-158 °F)
Drying Time 6-8 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 218-240 °C (424-464 °F)
Mold Temperature 16-38 °C (61-100 °F)

aIn the event of the customer using a large dryer (greater than 8 feet tall) and pressure considerations, we recommend 65 C as the highest drying temperature, and for 8 hrs drying time

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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