BPA-free copolyester presented in Mexico

07 October 2011 02:56  [Source: ICIS news]

MEXICO CITY (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical presented a new line of bisphenol A-free (BPA-free) copolyester products in Mexico as an alternative for polycarbonates (PC), company sources said on Thursday on the sidelines of the 17th annual PLASTIMAGEN international plastics exposition and conference.

Eastman’s Rafael Hernandez said its Tritan copolyesters can be used in a wide variety of applications in the medical segment and in infant care products, such as baby bottles, sip cups, pacifiers. The resin can also be used in housewares and appliances.

In addition to being BPA free, the copolyester also displays greater transparency and gloss than other resins such as polypropylene (PP), and has good chemical and mechanical resistance.

The new generation copolyesters can be processed at lower temperatures than PCs, translating into energy cost savings, according to Hernandez.

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By: Ron Coifman
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