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Product description

Eastman Spectar™ 14471 copolyester is a sparkling, clear plastic material that is increasingly popular for protective barriers used to limit the spread of viruses like COVID-19, including sneeze guards. For these applications, Spectar is a proven alternative to polycarbonate and acrylic.

Eastman Spectar™ copolyester is BPA free, environmentally friendly, fire and shatter resistant, long lasting, and resistant to common commercial cleaning agents. It can be found in a variety of end applications around the world, like point-of-purchase displays and other in-store fixtures; separation barriers; signs; light fixtures at retailers, schools, hospitals, and office buildings; and sneeze guards.

Facility managers prefer Spectar copolyester for its excellent fire safety, chemical resistance, and versatility. It is the only clear plastic for heavy-gauge sheet applications that passes the National Fire Protection Association’s NFP 286 flammability test, required by many regional and national building codes.

Unlike some materials, Spectar is highly resistant to common cleaning agents, including many Spartan and Clorox products, enabling it to withstand discoloration and last longer. It is less brittle than acrylic polymers, allowing it to be easily shaped and formed to enable faster, easier installation. And best of all, surface scratches or scuff marks can be removed using a common heat gun.

Retailers prefer Spectar copolyester for point-of-purchase displays due to its aesthetically pleasing, crystal-clear, premium appeal that enhances the shopping experience. It is the material of choice for its glasslike appearance and ability to be shaped and curved.

Sheet made from Eastman Spectar™ copolyester is available throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Ask your contractor, fabricator, distributor, or e-retailer to specify Spectar for your next project.

This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED®.
GREENGUARD Certification recognizes Eastman for manufacturing products with low chemical and particle emissions for better 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 is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials.
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 Certified™ 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.

Applications/uses

  • Building materials
  • Displays/in-store fixtures
  • Indoor signs
  • Lighting
  • Point-of-purchase
  • Shelving solutions-retail
  • Skylights
  • Thermoformed sheet
  • Visual merchandising
  • Walls

    Key attributes

    • Acrylic alternative (PMMA alternative)
    • BPA free
    • Easily formed and shaped
    • Free of materials of concern
    • Glasslike clarity
    • Naturally smooth edges
    • Passes NFP 286 flammability test
    • Polycarbonate alternative (PC alternative)
    • Popular for COVID-18 barriers and sneeze guards
    • Resilient to most commercial disinfectants and cleaning agents
    • Scratches can be easily removed with a common heat gun
    • Shatter resistant

      Regulatory information and data sheets

      Product availability

      Check with local sales office to determine exact availability by country. Orders subjected to minimum order quantity.
      • Asia Pacific
      • Europe, Middle East, & Africa
      • North America

      Authorized distributors

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