A new brilliantly clear copolyester boasts excellent impact strength together with chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and low shrinkage-properties suitable for medical applications such as injection molded drug delivery devices. Eastar MN058 from Eastman Chemical Co., has mold shrinkage of 0.002 in./in. and notched Izod impact of 1.0 ft-lb/in. at 73 F and 0.6 ft-lb/in. at -40 F. Unnotched Izod shows no break at 73 F and 46 ft-lb/in. at -40 F. (For more properties visit www.ptonline.com/mat_zone.) The new resin is used by Sedat of the Netherlands to mold an angiographic syringe.
Eastman Chemical Company
P.O. Box 431 Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone (423) 229-2278 Fax (423) 246-1316