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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester FX400


Applications
  • Decorative laminates-metal
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Extruding
  • Graphic arts
  • Multi-layer film food contact
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Protective film
  • Transaction cards
Key Attributes
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA) free
  • Clear, high gloss appearance
  • Easy to extrude
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Good scratch resistance
  • Great for high temperature packaging
  • Great for transaction cards and identification cards
  • Not a material of concern
  • Outstanding chemical resistance
  • PVC alternative
  • Plasticizer free
  • Tremendous toughness

Product Description
Eastman Tritan™ FX400 is a copolyester resin for extruded film applications where enhanced heat resistance and toughness are required. It works great in hot fill packaging for food, transaction and identification cards, and protective laminates. This product is intended for single and repeated use applications.

Packaging brands and film converters prefer Tritan FX400 for its ability to provide a clear, aesthetically pleasing package that stands up to the strenuous requirements for hot filling, while also providing safety that consumers expect. Its great for brands looking to replace materials of concern or differentiate their packaging by transitioning from opaque to clear.

Transaction and identification card producers, brands, and governments alike value Tritan FX400 for its excellent bend strength and chemical resistance, which can provide longer useful life and better security.

Tritan FX400 may be used in various food contact applications under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.


Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General Properties
Specific GravityISO 1183, Method A1.24 g/cc
 D 7921.24 g/cc
Rockwell Hardness, D ScaleD 785113
Mold ShrinkageD 9550.004-0.006 mm/mm
Mechanical Properties
Flexural ModulusISO 1781910 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17873 MPa
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52749 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52756 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5274.8 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527209 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5272070 MPa
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-255 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-233 J
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 1805.9 kJ/m2
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 1804.9 kJ/m2
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 180NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 180NB
Flexural StrengthD 79082 MPa
Flexural ModulusD 7902220 MPa
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63852 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63858 MPa
Elongation @ YieldD 6384.7 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638275 %
Tensile ModulusD 6382130 MPa
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ 23°C (73°F)D 376370 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ 23°C (73°F)D 376345 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376385 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376357 J
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25690 J/m
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25649 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 7594 °C
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)ISO 7579 °C
     @ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)D 64896 °C
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64885 °C
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperatured 85 °C (185 °F)
Drying Timee 4-6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 250-298 °C (480-570 °F)
Mold Temperature 38-80 °C (100-176 °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.


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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