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Technical Data Sheet
Eastar™ Renew Copolyester BR003-30 Natural


Applications
  • Oral hygiene

Product Description
Eastman Eastar™ Renew BR003-30 copolyester is a brilliantly clear copolyester for toothbrushes specifically designed for brands and manufacturers who demand a more sustainable plastic material. Eastar™ Renew BR003-30 copolyester is identical in clarity, resistance to toothpaste and mouthwash, and in processing ease to Eastar™ BR003, which oral care brands around the world have come to count on for their simple and complex toothbrush designs.

Eastman Renew polymers have been certified by International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), a global, independent agency for tracking sustainable content in a variety of industries. Renew polymers are produced with ISCC certified circular content by mass balance allocation.

Renew polymers enable a brand to reduce consumption of fossil feedstock-based plastics, achieve sustainability targets without compromise, and be a fast mover in a growing market for sustainable consumer products.

Under existing United States Food and Drug Administration(FDA) regulations, Eastman Eastar™ Renew BR003 copolyester may lawfully be used to make food contact articles which comply with the specifications and conditions of use in 21 CFR 177.1240. Migration tests on Eastman Eastar™ Renew BR003 copolyester samples meet the compliance requirements of 21 CFR 177.1240(e)(1),(2) and (3).

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, non-profit 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.

This product has received a Platinum level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. A Material Health Certificate is awarded to products that meet the Material Health requirements of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Material Health Certificate provides manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their efforts to identify and replace chemicals of concern in their products. For more information about Cradle to Cradle certification and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.c2ccertified.org. Search for Eastman Chemical Company in the Material Health Certificate Registry.


Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Mechanical Properties
Flexural ModulusD 7902000 MPa (2.9 x 105 psi)
Rockwell Hardness, R ScaleD 785103
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25680 J/m (1.5 ft·lbf/in.)
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25640 J/m (0.7 ft·lbf/in.)
Optical Properties
HazeD 10030.3 %
Total Transmittance 91 %
Thermal Properties
Crystallization half time 33 min.
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperature 70 °C (160 °F)
Drying Time 3 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 230-280 °C (450-530 °F)
Mold Temperature 15-30 °C (60-80 °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.


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