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Staying in Step with your requirements and market preference.

Topping the BPA-free options for infant care

Specifying Eastman Tritan™ EX401 also provides the flexibility of conversion techniques and the reassurance of a unique biocompatibility assessment. (See the table for a comparison of properties.)

They grow so fast when they’re young!

Although Eastman Tritan™ copolyester was only introduced to the infant care market in late 2008, it has displaced polycarbonate in a wide range of applications. Eastman Tritan™ EX401 copolyester creates even greater value for products that must be sensitive to the rapidly growing concerns of regulation and consumer confidence.


Property Comparison of Infant Care Materials for Bottles:

Property Eastman Tritan™ EX401 copolyester PES (polyethersulfone) cPP (clarified polypropylene) Transparent polyamide (tPA) Glass PC (polycarbonate)
BPA No No No No No Yes
Infant
care specific
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Clarity Excellent Good Fair Good Excellent Excellent
Color Excellent Poor Good Good Excellent Excellent
Toughness
(impact-/shatter-resistant)
Excellent Good Good Poor Shatter risk Excellent
Dishwasher durability Excellent Fair Fair Fair Excellent Fair
Processability/ efficiencyGood process windowGood process windowGood process windowFair process windowN/AGood process window
Costa Cost Cost Cost Cost Cost Cost
Weightb Weight Weight Weight Weight Weight Weight
Biocompatibility certification for infant care Yes N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Taste/odor Excellent Not tested Good Not Tested Excellent Excellent
No No Yes Yes Excellent Excellent Very Good Very Good Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor

aTaking into account not only material cost but also total weight (minimum thickness) and cycle time.
bTaking into account not only density but also total weight (minimum thickness).


For more information about how this exciting infant care specific resin can add value to your products, visit eastman.com/tritan or call 1-888-321-1021.

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