Product description

Eastar™ GN046 copolyester is a high-melt-strength copolyester designed for extrusion blow-molded bottles and jars for use in food and beverage and consumer housewares applications. It is best suited for containers that hold lighter contents such as small-volume liquids and lighter solids. GN046 has great aesthetics and excellent process ease. It has high-gloss clarity and is free of gels and unmelts that are common in some competitive resins. GN046 is a hassle-free, economical choice for replacing materials of concern such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in consumer packaging. This product is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials.

This product has been GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified. The GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). GEI is an industry-independent, nonprofit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program. The GREENGUARD Certification Program is an industry-independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials for indoor environments. For more information about GEI and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.greenguard.org. Choose Eastman Chemical Company under the “Manufacturer” category and click search to display a list of our products.


  • Blow molding
  • Consumer housewares - food contact (fc)
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Fruit juice drinks packaging
  • Jams/fruit sauces packaging
  • Other-food packaging (noncooking)
  • Pkg comp - fc
  • Single use articles - food contact
  • Teas/new age/other beverages packaging

    Key attributes

    • Adequate drop strength for lighter liquids and solids
    • Effective barrier properties
    • Excellent appearance and high-gloss clarity
    • Free of gels and unmelts
    • Low parison length variation
    • Not a material of concern
    • Processes well on most continuous shuttle EBM machines
    • Processes well on most continuous wheel EBM machines
    • Processes well on most intermittent reciprocating-screw EBM machines
    • PVC alternative
    • Wide processing window

      Regulatory information and data sheets

      Product availability

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      • Asia Pacific
      • North America

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