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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Embrace™ Encore Renew-50 copolyester

Chemical Synonym
  • Copolyester
  • Decorative laminates-cabinetry
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Home, garden & automotive packaging
  • Labels non food contact
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Shrink film non food contact
Key Attributes
  • Customizable shrink curve
  • Eye-catching 360° graphic capability
  • Greater than 60% ultimate shrinkage
  • High toughness
  • Recognized by the Association for Plastics Recycling to be compatible with the PET recycling process when used in combination with washable inks
  • Shrinks to fit contour bottles
  • Sparkling clarity and high gloss
  • Super-high print definition

Product Description
The world's leading shrink film just got better with the introduction of Eastman Embrace™ Encore Renew-50 to the Eastman Embrace™ family of resins. Eastman Embrace™ Encore Renew-50 was designed to produce shrinkable films that are compatible with the PET recycling process while still offering superior shrinkable film performance. Shrinkable film performance is modified by making changes to the extruders manufacturing process. Eastman Embrace™ Encore Renew-50 emulates all visually satisfying attributes expected from the current Eastman Embrace™ such as high gloss and clarity.

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 Choose Eastman Chemical Company under the Manufacturer category and click search to display a list of our products.

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.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Film Properties (Stretched Film)
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-10.70 dL/g
Thickness of Film Tested 50 Microns
DensityD 15051.3
Ultimate Shrinkage 
     @ 95°C >60 %
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)D 152575 °C (169 °F)
Shrink Force 
     @ 80°CISO 1461610 MPa
Melting PointD 1525206 °C
HazeD 10030.8 %
Gloss @ 60°D 2457143
TransmittanceD 100391.7 %
ClarityD 100399.5 %
     a*D 2244-0.05
     b*D 22440.47
     L*D 224495.8
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.D 882390 % (300 mm/min)
     M.D.D 882588 % (500 mm/min)
Ring Crush 
     M.D.Tappi T822278 psi
Agglomeration with rPET flake (APR PET-CG-02 target <1%)Internal0.27 %
Surface Tension, Harmonic Mean 
     Dispersive 41.7 dynes/cm
     Polar 2.8 dynes/cm
     Total 44.5+/-1.3 dynes/cm
Pellet Properties
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-10.70 dL/g
     a*D 2244-2.47
     b*D 22442.45
     L*D 224458.5

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 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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