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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
TRITAN
Eastman Tritan™ TX 1800 copolyester is an amorphous copolyester specifically developed for use in blow molding and profile extrusion applications. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, heat resistance, and chemical resistance. In addition, this new generation copolyester offers excellent appearance and clarity. Eastman Tritan™ TX1800 copolyester may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. 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.

TRITAN™ TX1800

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
TRITAN
Eastman Tritan™ TX 1800 copolyester is an amorphous copolyester specifically developed for use in blow molding and profile extrusion applications. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, heat resistance, and chemical resistance. In addition, this new generation copolyester offers excellent appearance and clarity. Eastman Tritan™ TX1800 copolyester may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. 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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Identification & Functionality

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Applications & Uses

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Plastics & Elastomers End Uses
Recommended Applications
  • Appliances (food contact)
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Blow molding
  • Building materials
  • Commercial housewares
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (fc)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Fruit juice drinks packaging
  • Home, garden & automotive packaging
  • Lighting
  • Milk packaging
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Profiles
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Sporting equipment
  • Water/sport 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)-
Flame Rating
UL 94 HB
Physical Form
Pellets
Appearance
Clear

Regulatory & Compliance

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Certifications & Compliance
Certifications
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Documents (9)

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Tritan Copolyester TX1800 Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Profiles designed for a tough environment
Brochure
Housewares Material Selector Guide
Brochure
Facts about Eastman Tritan
Brochure
Extrusion blow molding with Eastman copolyesters
Brochure