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Eastman
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SPECTAR
Eastman Spectar™ copolyester (PETG) extrudes into plastic sheet that is sparkling clear, tough, chemically resistant, odor-free, versatile, easy to work with and affordable. Its toughness allows fabricators to use thinner-gauge sheet than with other common materials, resulting in lower material costs. Yet it can be extruded into sheets as thick as 12 mm (1/2 in.). It extrudes at a low temperature and will not crystallize or develop a crystalline haze. Cleaning solutions will not turn Eastman Spectar™ copolyester white. It is easy to fabricate, allowing greater design freedom. It can be laser cut, routed, welded, drilled, die-punched, bent hot or cold, or joined by screws, rivets, or bolts. It can also be cut on conventional table, band, or radial-arm saws with blades commonly used for plastic. Spectar™ copolyester can be vacuum-formed at lower temperatures than other plastics without predrying the sheet. Eastman Spectar™ copolyester can be finished easily. Its edges can be polished by using commercial edge-finishing equipment, sanding, solvents, flame-polishing or buffing. It forms clear, strong bonds with commercially available cements and solvents. It accepts screen-printing, painting, and hot-stamping easily. Surface scratches or scuff marks can be removed using a common heat gun. Sheet made from Eastman Spectar™ copolyester (PETG) is available from plastic sheet distributors throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED®. GREENGUARD Certification recognizes Eastman for manufacturing products with low chemical and particle emissions for better 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 is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials. This product has been CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIEDTM Bronze, with Material Health Certificate, Platinum. The CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level in each category—Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum—with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark. 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 Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Registry.

SPECTAR™ 14471

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
SPECTAR
Eastman Spectar™ copolyester (PETG) extrudes into plastic sheet that is sparkling clear, tough, chemically resistant, odor-free, versatile, easy to work with and affordable. Its toughness allows fabricators to use thinner-gauge sheet than with other common materials, resulting in lower material costs. Yet it can be extruded into sheets as thick as 12 mm (1/2 in.). It extrudes at a low temperature and will not crystallize or develop a crystalline haze. Cleaning solutions will not turn Eastman Spectar™ copolyester white. It is easy to fabricate, allowing greater design freedom. It can be laser cut, routed, welded, drilled, die-punched, bent hot or cold, or joined by screws, rivets, or bolts. It can also be cut on conventional table, band, or radial-arm saws with blades commonly used for plastic. Spectar™ copolyester can be vacuum-formed at lower temperatures than other plastics without predrying the sheet. Eastman Spectar™ copolyester can be finished easily. Its edges can be polished by using commercial edge-finishing equipment, sanding, solvents, flame-polishing or buffing. It forms clear, strong bonds with commercially available cements and solvents. It accepts screen-printing, painting, and hot-stamping easily. Surface scratches or scuff marks can be removed using a common heat gun. Sheet made from Eastman Spectar™ copolyester (PETG) is available from plastic sheet distributors throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED®. GREENGUARD Certification recognizes Eastman for manufacturing products with low chemical and particle emissions for better 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 is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials. This product has been CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIEDTM Bronze, with Material Health Certificate, Platinum. The CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level in each category—Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum—with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark. 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 Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Registry.

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Product Highlights
  • Easy to print and decorate
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent thermoforming characteristics
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Odorless
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Outstanding toughness allows downgauging
  • Resists chipping and cracking
  • Versatile - easy to fabricate

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Recommended Applications
  • Displays/in-store fixtures
  • Indoor signs
  • Industrial
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor signs
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Shelving solutions-retail
  • Skylights
  • Visual merchandising
  • Walls

Properties

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Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Tensile Strength at Yield53.1MPaASTM D638
Tensile Strength at Break26.2MPaASTM D 638
Charpy Impact Strength, Notched at 0°C4.2kJ/m2ISO 179
Stress at break26MPaISO 527
Elongation at Break50%ASTM D 638
Elongation at Yield4.8%ASTM D 638
Elongation at Break50.0%D 638
Charpy Impact Strength, Notched at 23°C10.0kJ/m2ISO 179
Elongation at Break40.0%ISO 527
Elongation at Yield4.8%D 638
Elongation at Yield4.7%ISO 527
Tensile Modulus2206MPaASTM D 638
Charpy Impact Strength, Notched at -30°C3.3kJ/m2ISO 179
Tensile Modulus2200 (3.2 x 105)mPa (psi)D 638
Tensile Modulus2200.0mPaISO 527
Yield stress53MPaISO 527
Charpy Impact Strength, Unnotched at 0°CNB-ISO 179
Strain at break40%ISO 527
Yield strain4.7%ISO 527
Charpy Impact Strength, Unnotched at 23°CNB-ISO 179
Flexural Strength77.2MPaASTM D 790
Charpy Impact Strength, Unnotched at -40°CNB-ISO 179
Flexural Strength77 (11200)mPa (psi)D 790
Flexural Strength69.0mPaISO 178
Flexural modulus, 23°2100MPaISO 178
Flexural Modulus2137MPaASTM D 790
Flexural Modulus2100.0mPaISO 178
Flexural Modulus2100 (3.1 x 105)mPa (psi)D 790
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°)10kJ/m2ISO 179/1eA
Charpy impact strength (+23°)NkJ/m2ISO 179/1eU
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°)3.3kJ/m2ISO 179/1eA
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at 0°C40 (30)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at 0°C61.0JISO 6603-2
Izod Impact notched (1/8 in)90.7J/mASTM D 256
Izod Impact notched, Low-Temperature37.4J/mASTM D 256
Izod notched impact strength4.4kJ/m2ISO 180/1A
Izod notched impact strength, +23°11.5kJ/m2ISO 180/1A
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -10°C42 (31)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -10°C70.0JISO 6603-2
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -20°C43 (32)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -20°C73.0JISO 6603-2
Rockwell HardnessR 115-ASTM D 785
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at 23°C33 (24)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at 23°C59.0JISO 6603-2
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -30°C47 (34)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -30°C74.0JISO 6603-2
Impact Strength, Unnotched at 0°C (32°F)NB-D 4812
Impact Strength, Unnotched at 23°C (73°F)NB-D 4812
Temperature-30°C
Impact Strength, Unnotched at -30°C (-22°F)NB-D 4812
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at 0°C66 (1.2)j/m (ft·lbf/in.)D 256
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at 0°C6.1kJ/m2ISO 180
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at 23°C88 (1.7)j/m (ft·lbf/in.)D 256
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at 23°C11.5kJ/m2ISO 180
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at -30°C39 (0.7)j/m (ft·lbf/in.)D 256
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at -30°C4.4kJ/m2ISO 180
Rockwell Hardness, R Scale115.0-D 785
Tensile Stress at Break26 (3800)mPa (psi)D 638
Tensile Stress at Break26.0mPaISO 527
Tensile Stress at Yield53 (7700)mPa (psi)D 638
Tensile Stress at Yield53.0mPaISO 527
Puncture energy, -30°74JISO 6603-2
Puncture energy, +23°59JISO 6603-2
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density1270kg/m3ASTM D 792
Thermal Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (MD)72E-6/KASTM D 696
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion7 x 10-5 (4 x 10-5)mm/mm·°C (in./in.·°F)D 696
Temperature of deflection under load (0.45 Mpa)72°CISO 75-1/-2
Temperature of deflection under load (1.80 Mpa)68°CISO 75-1/-2
Deflection Temperature Under Load (66 psi)73.3°CASTM D 648
Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi)69.4°CASTM D 648
Deflection Temperature at 0.45 MPa72.0°CISO 75
Deflection Temperature at 0.455 MPa (66 psi)74 (164)°C (°F)D 648
Deflection Temperature at 1.80 MPa68.0°CISO 75
Deflection Temperature at 1.82 MPa (264 psi)70 (157)°C (°F)D 648
Flammability/FranceM2-NFP 92-501
Flammability/GermanyB1-DIN 4102 - Part 1
Flammability/Great Britain1Y-BS 476 - Part 7
Oxygen Index26.0%D 2863
UL Flammability Classification94.0V-2UL 94
Vicat Softening Temperature at 1 kg load83 (181)°C (°F)D 1525
Vicat Softening Temperature at 1 kg load83.0°CISO 306
Vicat Softening Temperature at 5 kg load78.0°CISO 306
Thickness tested3mm
Vicat softening temperature83°CISO 306
Vicat Temperature82.8°CASTM D 1525
Limiting Oxygen Index26%ASTM D 2863
Burning Behavior at thicknessV-2classIEC 60695-11-10
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density1.27g/cm3D 1505
Density1270.0kg/m3ISO 1183
Thickness of Sheet Tested2.0mm-
Water Absorption, 24 h immersion0.2%D 570
Water Absorption, 24 h immersion0.2%ISO 62
Electrical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Dissipation Factor (1 MHz)0.02-ASTM D 150
Dielectric Constant 1 kHz2.6-D 150
Dielectric Constant 1 MHz2.4-D 150
Surface resistivity>1E15ohmIEC 60093
Dielectric Strength, Short Time, 500 V/sec rate-of-rise16.1 (410)kV/mm (V/mil)D 149
Dissipation Factor 1 kHz0.005-D 150
Dielectric Strength (Short Time)16.1kV/mmASTM D 149
Dissipation Factor 1 MHz0.02-D 150
Surface Resistivity10^16ohms/squareD 257
Dielectric Constant (1 MHz)2.4-ASTM D 150
Arc Resistance158sASTM D 495
Arc Resistance158.0secondsD 495
Volume Resistivity1.0e+15ohm.mASTM D 257
Volume Resistivity1015.0ohm·cmD 257
Optical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Haze1%ASTM D 1003
Gloss159-ASTM D 2457
Hazemax. 1%D 1003
Color, b* CIELAB, Illuminant D6500, 10° Observermax. 1-E 308
Gloss at 60°159.0-D 523
Light Transmittance91%ASTM D 1003
Refractive Index, nD1.57-D 542
Regular Transmittance89.0%D 1003
Total Transmittance91.0%D 1003
Yellowness Index CIELAB, Illuminant D6500, 10° Observermax. 1.5-D 1925
Other Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Color b1-CIE
Water Absorption (24 hr)0.2%ASTM D 570
Water absorption0.2%Sim. to ISO 62
Flame Rating
IEC 60695-11-10 V2

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