Eastman Tritan™ copolyester

Plastic cards that perform

Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is a new-generation copolyester with a balance of properties that delivers differentiating durability and flexibility for smart cards. Compared to polycarbonate, Tritan delivers excellent flex crack resistance for cards, but offers more process features. For example, shorter card lamination time enables compatibility with adhesives for IC chips. Tritan also enables longer card life with fewer replacements which results in greater customer satisfaction and savings for the producer.

Comparison of common materials and films use for smart cards:

Capabilities/usage Eastman Cadence™ copolyester GS5 Eastman Tritan™ copolyester FX100 PVC PC ABS BOPET
Requires high temperature lamination
Requires high temperature lamination
Requires corona treatment
Requires adhesive for lamination
Laser engravingGoodExcellentPoorExcellentPoor---
Flex crack resistanceGoodExcellentGoodExcellentPoor---
Chemical resistanceGoodExcellentGoodFair---Excellent
Processing flexibilityExtrusion/


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Eastman Tritan™ delivers differentiating durability and flexibility for ID/transaction cards Greater performance from your card. Greater security for your customers.
An unique balance of properties enables Eastman Tritan™ copolyester to deliver differentiating
durability with flexibility for smart cards.

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