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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester DX4001BL

  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Commercial housewares-FC
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (FC)
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™ DX4001BL an amorphous copolyester with excellent appearance and clarity. Eastman Tritan DX4001BL contains a mold release derived from vegetable-based sources. Its most outstanding features are excellent heat and chemical resistance, toughness, and hydrolytic stability. The chemical resistance of Eastman Tritan DX4001BL make it an ideal polymer solution for beverageware and small appliance applications where sunscreen/essential oil, citrus, and alcohol resistance are needed in order to maintain clarity and appearance. In addition, the outstanding chemical resistance and hydrolytic stability of Eastman Tritan DX4001BL copolyester delivers enhanced durability in the heat, humidity and aggressive chemical environment in both residential and commercial dishwashers.

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 1782140 MPa
Flexural StrengthISO 17878 MPa
Tensile Strength @ YieldISO 52750 MPa
Tensile Strength @ BreakISO 52755 MPa
Elongation @ YieldISO 5274.7 %
Elongation @ BreakISO 527203 %
Tensile ModulusISO 5272120 MPa
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-254 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 6603-233 J
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 1807.0 kJ/m2
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 1805.5 kJ/m2
Impact Strength, Unnotched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)ISO 180NB
     @ -40°C (-40°F)ISO 180NB
Flexural StrengthD 79083 MPa
Flexural ModulusD 7902250 MPa
Tensile Stress @ YieldD 63852 MPa
Tensile Stress @ BreakD 63857 MPa
Elongation @ YieldD 6384.6 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638272 %
Tensile ModulusD 6382170 MPa
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ 23°C (73°F)D 376367 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ 23°C (73°F)D 376344 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Total Energy 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376386 J
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy @ Max. Load 
     3.2-mm (0.125-in.) Thick Plaques @ -40°C (-40°F)D 376352 J
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 25674 J/m
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25650 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 64893 °C
     @ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)D 64883 °C
Typical Processing Conditions
Drying Temperatured 87 °C (190 °F)
Drying Timee 4-6 hrs
Processing Melt Temperature 255-302 °C (490-575 °F)
Mold Temperature 27-80 °C (80-176 °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

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.

10/25/2022 5:06:41 PM