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TRITAN™ LX500

Eastman Tritan™ LX500 is an amorphous copolyester specifically developed for use in blow molding applications for the cosmetic, fragrance, and personal care markets. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, and heat and chemical resistance. In addition, this new generation copolyester offers excellent appearance and clarity.
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Identification & Functionality

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Chemical Family
Plastics & Elastomers Functions
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Features & Benefits

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Product Highlights
  • Ease of processing
  • Excellent clarity
  • Fast drying times
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good heat resistance
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Quick cycle times

Applications & Uses

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Plastics & Elastomers Processing Methods
Recommended Applications
  • Bottles-fragrance pkg
  • Bottles-skin care pkg
  • Color cosmetics packaging
  • Fragrance packaging
  • Jars-skin care pkg
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Personal care bottles

Properties

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Physical Form
Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Tensile Strength at Yield44.8MPaASTM D638
Tensile Strength at Break52.4MPaASTM D 638
Tensile Strength at Yield45.0mPaISO 527
Elongation at Yield7%ASTM D 638
Stress at break51MPaISO 527
Elongation at Break139%ASTM D 638
Elongation at Yield7.0%ISO 527
Elongation at Yield7.0%D 638
Elongation at Break142.0%ISO 527
Elongation at Break139.0%D 638
Tensile Modulus1586MPaASTM D 638
Tensile Modulus1569.0mPaISO 527
Tensile Modulus1609 (2.3x105)mPa (psi)D 638
Yield stress45MPaISO 527
Strain at break>50%ISO 527
Yield strain7%ISO 527
Flexural modulus, 23°1490MPaISO 178
Flexural Modulus1517MPaASTM D 790
Flexural Strength60.0mPaISO 178
Flexural Modulus1494.0mPaISO 178
Flexural Modulus1522 (2.2x105)mPa (psi)D 790
Flexural Yield Strength64 (9300)mPa (psi)D 790
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at 0°C65 (48)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at 23°C62 (46)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Resistance (Puncture), Energy at Max. Load at -40°C67 (49)J (ft·lbf)D 3763
Impact Strength, Unnotched at 23°C (73°F)NB-D 4812
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at 23°C78.0kJ/m2ISO 180
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at 23°C842 (15.8)j/m (ft·lbf/in.)D 256
Izod Impact Strength, Notched at -40°C12.0kJ/m2ISO 180
Izod notched impact strength12kJ/m2ISO 180/1A
Izod notched impact strength, +23°78kJ/m2ISO 180/1A
Izod Impact notched (1/8 in)843J/mASTM D 256
Rockwell Hardness, R Scale110.0-D 785
Tensile Stress at Break52 (7600)mPa (psi)D 638
Tensile Stress at Break51.0mPaISO 527
Rockwell HardnessR 110-ASTM D 785
Tensile Stress at Yield45 (6500)mPa (psi)D 638
Temperature-40°C-
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Mold Shrinkage (MD)0.006mm/mmASTM D 955
Density1180kg/m3ISO 1183
Thermal Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Deflection Temperature at 0.455 MPa (66 psi)101 (-214)°C (°F)D 648
Deflection Temperature Under Load (66 psi)101°CASTM D 648
Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi)85°CASTM D 648
Deflection Temperature at 1.82 MPa (264 psi)85 (-185)°C (°F)D 648
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Mold Shrinkage0.006 (0.006)mm/mm (in./in.)D 955
Specific Gravity1.18-D 792
Optical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Haze1%ASTM D 1003
Hazemax. 1%D 1003
Total Transmittance91.0%D 1003
Light Transmittance91%ASTM D 1003
Processing Parameters
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Drying Temperature88 (-190)°C (°F)-
Drying Time43927.0hrs-
EBM Blow Mold Temperature15-50 (60-122)°C (°F)-
EBM Processing Melt Temperature235-255 (455-490)°C (°F)-
ISBM Blow Mold Temperature35-55 (95-131)°C (°F)-
ISBM Injection Mold Temperature40-65 (104-149)°C (°F)-
ISBM Processing Melt Temperature260-280 (500-536)°C (°F)-
Physical Form
Pellets
Appearance
Clear

Packaging & Availability

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Documents (5)

Document Name
Type
Products
Brochure
TRITAN™ MXF121, TRITAN™ MX711, TRITAN™ MX710, TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, EASTAR™ GN007 Natural, EASTAR™ AN011 Natural, EASTAR™ AN014 Natural, EASTAR™ DN011, EASTAR™ 6763, EASTAR™ GN071 Natural, EASTAR™ AN001 Natural, EASTAR™ AN004 Natural, EASTAR™ MN211 Natural, EASTAR™ MN210 Natural, EASTAR™ MN200 Natural, EASTAR™ MN059 Natural, EASTAR™ EN059 Natural, EASTAR™ EN058 Natural, EASTAR™ DN114 Natural, EASTAR™ DN004 Natural, EASTAR™ DN003 Natural, EASTAR™ BR203 Natural, EASTAR™ BR003 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN631 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN610 Natural, DURASTAR™ DS2110UVI Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1110UVI Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1910HF Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1900HF Natural, DURASTAR™ DS2010 Natural, DURASTAR™ DS2000 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN621 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN611 Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1010 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN630, EASTAR™ 5011, EASTAR™ BR001, EASTAR™ CN005, EASTAR™ CN015 Natural, EASTAR™ DN001HF, EASTAR™ DN010, EASTAR™ EB062, EASTAR™ EN001, EASTAR™ EN052, EASTAR™ EN076, EASTAR™ GN046, EASTAR™ GN078, EASTAR™ MB002, EASTAR™ MN004, EASTAR™ MN005, EASTAR™ MN006 Natural, EASTAR™ MN021 Natural, EASTAR™ MN052, EASTAR™ MN058, EASTAR™ EN067, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ MP200, TRITAN™ MX730, TRITAN™ MX731, TRITAN™ MX810, TRITAN™ MX811, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, EASTAR™ DG011, EASTAR™ DG021, TRITAN™ EX501, TRITAN™ HM1020, TRITAN™ HM1040 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
Products: TRITAN™ MXF121, TRITAN™ MX711, TRITAN™ MX710, TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, EASTAR™ GN007 Natural, EASTAR™ AN011 Natural, EASTAR™ AN014 Natural, EASTAR™ DN011, EASTAR™ 6763, EASTAR™ GN071 Natural, EASTAR™ AN001 Natural, EASTAR™ AN004 Natural, EASTAR™ MN211 Natural, EASTAR™ MN210 Natural, EASTAR™ MN200 Natural, EASTAR™ MN059 Natural, EASTAR™ EN059 Natural, EASTAR™ EN058 Natural, EASTAR™ DN114 Natural, EASTAR™ DN004 Natural, EASTAR™ DN003 Natural, EASTAR™ BR203 Natural, EASTAR™ BR003 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN631 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN610 Natural, DURASTAR™ DS2110UVI Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1110UVI Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1910HF Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1900HF Natural, DURASTAR™ DS2010 Natural, DURASTAR™ DS2000 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN621 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN611 Natural, DURASTAR™ DS1010 Natural, DURASTAR™ MN630, EASTAR™ 5011, EASTAR™ BR001, EASTAR™ CN005, EASTAR™ CN015 Natural, EASTAR™ DN001HF, EASTAR™ DN010, EASTAR™ EB062, EASTAR™ EN001, EASTAR™ EN052, EASTAR™ EN076, EASTAR™ GN046, EASTAR™ GN078, EASTAR™ MB002, EASTAR™ MN004, EASTAR™ MN005, EASTAR™ MN006 Natural, EASTAR™ MN021 Natural, EASTAR™ MN052, EASTAR™ MN058, EASTAR™ EN067, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ MP200, TRITAN™ MX730, TRITAN™ MX731, TRITAN™ MX810, TRITAN™ MX811, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, EASTAR™ DG011, EASTAR™ DG021, TRITAN™ EX501, TRITAN™ HM1020, TRITAN™ HM1040 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
Products: TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
TRITAN™ MXF121, TRITAN™ MX711, TRITAN™ MX710, TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ MP200, TRITAN™ MX730, TRITAN™ MX731, TRITAN™ MX810, TRITAN™ MX811, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, TRITAN™ EX501, TRITAN™ HM1020, TRITAN™ HM1040 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ HM1060 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
Products: TRITAN™ MXF121, TRITAN™ MX711, TRITAN™ MX710, TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ MP200, TRITAN™ MX730, TRITAN™ MX731, TRITAN™ MX810, TRITAN™ MX811, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, TRITAN™ EX501, TRITAN™ HM1020, TRITAN™ HM1040 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ HM1060 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
TRITAN™ MXF121, TRITAN™ MX711, TRITAN™ MX710, TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ MP200, TRITAN™ MX730, TRITAN™ MX731, TRITAN™ MX810, TRITAN™ MX811, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, TRITAN™ EX501, TRITAN™ HM1020, TRITAN™ HM1040 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ HM1060 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
Brochure
Products: TRITAN™ MXF121, TRITAN™ MX711, TRITAN™ MX710, TRITAN™ LX201, TRITAN™ LX150HF, TRITAN™ LX100, TRITAN™ EX401, TRITAN™ FX100, TRITAN™ FX200, TRITAN™ GX100, TRITAN™ LX101, TRITAN™ LX151HF, TRITAN™ LX200, TRITAN™ LX500, TRITAN™ MP100, TRITAN™ MP200, TRITAN™ MX730, TRITAN™ MX731, TRITAN™ MX810, TRITAN™ MX811, TRITAN™ TX1000, TRITAN™ TX1001, TRITAN™ TX1500HF, TRITAN™ TX1501HF, TRITAN™ TX1800, TRITAN™ TX1801 Natural, TRITAN™ TX2000, TRITAN™ TX2001, TRITAN™ TXF1021, TRITAN™ WX500, TRITAN™ VX351HF, TRITAN™ EX501, TRITAN™ HM1020, TRITAN™ HM1040 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ HM1060 Glass Filled, TRITAN™ VX301, TRITAN™ VX401
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Products: TRITAN™ LX500