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Eastman Tritan™ copolyester—one tough competitor for glass, SAN, and PC

Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is transforming the small appliance industry—one competitor at a time. Here are just a few of the advantages Tritan has over competitive materials.

Weigh the advantages over glass.

  • Greater toughness and shatter resistance
  • Resistance to thermal shock
  • Lower density, which means less energy is used in shipping
  • Eliminate in-store breakage issues
  • Increases end-user peace of mind; soft-touch material for easier handling
  • More innovative and intricate shapes and patterns
  • Ease of tinting, which allows for more vibrant color options
  • Undercuts not possible with glass processing
  • Greater decoration durability
  • Sustainability advantages from lower density and less packaging required

High-value advantages over styrene acrylonitrile (SAN)

  • Greater lasting impression of quality and clarity
  • Greater impact strength
  • Greater product durability
  • "Softer" feel and less tinny acoustics
  • Freedom to design thicker features, undercuts, and other options

The go-to alternative to polycarbonate (PC)

  • Comparable impact strength and clarity
  • Significantly greater dishwasher durability
  • Freedom from concerns related to bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Processing advantages that can save time and energy



Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is transforming the small appliance industry — one competitor at a time. 

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