Since Tenite™ cellulosics was first introduced in 1929, it has become a staple of the plastics industry. Tenite™ is a versatile, durable, and attractive cellulosic plastic. It has been used in consumer product applications from radios and telephones, to toothbrushes and toys.
Tenite™ cellulosic plastics are noted for their excellent balance of properties - toughness, hardness, strength, surface gloss, clarity, chemical resistance, and warmth to the touch. Tenite™ products are also easily molded, extruded, or fabricated and available in natural, clear, amber, and black.
The mechanical properties of Tenite™ cellulosic plastics differ with plasticizer levels. Lower plasticizer content yields a harder surface, higher heat resistance, greater rigidity, higher tensile strength, and better dimensional stability. Higher plasticizer content will increase impact strength.
In keeping with Eastman's tradition of environmental consciousness, Tenite™ cellulosics is made from 100% renewable softwood materials.
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