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Eastman Cadence™ GS2 is a clear copolyester resin specifically for calendered film applications including decorative laminates, general purpose packaging, transaction and identification cards, and protective films. It has adequate processing ease.

Film producers looking to replace PVC and other materials of concern choose Cadence for its ease of processing, low-temperature toughness, and the ability to be downgauged – all of which help reduce cost. It has a wide calendering and thermoforming window, which enables Cadence to be used on most existing calendering lines and thermoforming equipment with little or no modification. Eastman Cadence™ resins require no pre-drying or additional stabilizers.

Brand owners prefer Cadence for its premium appearance, excellent toughness, and environmentally responsible track record. It is crystal clear, has excellent resistance to common household cleaners, and resists curling, delaminating, and yellowing when exposed to heat.

Cadence GS2 may be used in various food contact applications under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

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, non-profit 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.

This product has received a Platinum level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. A Material Health Certificate is awarded to products that meet the Material Health requirements of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard, which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Material Health Certificate provides manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their efforts to identify and replace chemicals of concern in their products. For more information about Cradle to Cradle certification and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.c2ccertified.org. Search for Eastman Chemical Company in the Material Health Certificate Registry.


  • Building materials
  • Decorative laminates-metal
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Protective & performance film
  • Transaction cards
  • Walls
  • Wood furniture

    Key attributes

    • Adequate processing ease (For better processing ease, choose Cadence™ GS3 or GS5)
    • Excellent forming characteristics
    • Low VOC emissions (indoor air quality)
    • Not a material of concern
    • PVC alternative
    • Resistant to common household cleaning agents
    • Resists curling, delaminating, and yellowing when exposed to heat
    • Runs on existing calendering and thermoforming equipment
    • Scratch resistant
    • Wide calendering window

      Regulatory information and data sheets

      Product availability

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      • Asia Pacific
      • Europe, Middle East, & Africa
      • Latin America
      • North America

      Authorized distributors

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