Eastman Spectar™ copolyester | Eastman Innovation Lab
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Eastman Spectar™ copolyester

Eastman Spectar™ copolyester is a versatile and durable option for visual merchandising and architectural industries.

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Eastman Spectar™ copolyester

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Eastman Spectar™ copolyester

Primary Shaping

  • Bending, Sheet
  • CNC machining
  • Co-extrusion
  • Co-molding
  • Extrusion
  • Laser Machining
  • Roll Forming
  • Thermo Forming
  • Vacuum Forming

Resistances

  • Chemical High
  • Fatigue High
  • Fire Medium
  • Impact High
  • Scratch Medium
  • Stain High
  • Tearing High
  • UV Medium
  • Water High

Secondary Shaping

  • Acid Etching
  • Coating
  • Deboss
  • Die Cutting
  • Digital Printing
  • Emboss
  • Engraving
  • Gravure Printing
  • Hot Foil Stamping
  • Hot Press Stamping
  • Laser Cutting
  • Lithography Printing
  • Offset Printing
  • Paintable
  • Resin bonding
  • Screen Print
  • Solid-state Welding Spot
  • Solvent bonding
  • Water cutting

Sensory & Aesthetic

  • Clarity Opaque
  • Colorability High
  • Reflectivity Medium
  • Scent None
  • Tactile Smooth
  • Tonal Sharp or Brilliant
  • Variegation None

Sustainability

  • Other Sustainable Attributes Attributes : Bisphenol A (BPA) free; Does not contain halogens, sulfur, nitrogen, lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium; Superior LCA compared to acrylic ; GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
  • Production BTU Medium
  • Recycle code 7
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Eastman Spectar™ copolyester

Eastman Spectar™ copolyester is a versatile thermoplastic designed for sheet applications. Widely used in architectural projects, it is Eastman’s premier product for durable, sustainable, and flexible interior finish work, in-store fixtures, and point-of-purchase displays. Spectar’s wide range of characteristics include: durability, sustainability, flexibility, outstanding impact strength, and excellent chemical resistance.  

Spectar’s long lasting quality make it optimal for heavy traffic areas, high-turnover products, and shipping/installation applications, leading to reduced breakage. Additionally, Spectar embodies many sustainable aspects, it is reuseable, down-gaugeable, while also being halogen and BPA free. Ideal for a diverse array of design applications, Spectar maintains superior thermoforming capabilities, ease in cold bending and die cutting, and exceptional clarity and printability. 

Eastman Spectar Stratus™ copolyester 

Eastman Spectar™ Stratus copolyester is available for the LED lighting market. Spectar Stratus offers all of the benefits you’ve come to expect with Spectar copolyester with the added advantages of excellent diffusion, light transmission, and improved processability. -

 

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Attributes

PRIMARY SHAPING

  • - Bending, Sheet
  • - CNC Machining
  • - Co-extrusion
  • - Co-molding
  • - Extrusion
  • - Laser Molding
  • - Roll Forming
  • - Thermo Forming
  • - Vacuum Forming


SECONDARY SHAPING

  • - Acid Etching
  • - Coating
  • - Deboss
  • - Die Cutting
  • - Digital Printing
  • - Emboss
  • - Engraving
  • - Gravure Printing
  • - Hot Foil Stamping
  • - Hot Press Stamping
  • - Laser Cutting
  • - Lithography Printing
  • - Offset Printing
  • - Paintable
  • - Resin Bounding
  • - Screen Print
  • - Solid-State Welding: Spot
  • - Solvent Bonding
  • - Water Cutting


RESISTANCES

  • - Chemical: High
  • - Fatigue: High
  • - Fire: Medium
  • - Impact: High
  • - Scratch: Medium
  • - Stain: High
  • - Tearing: High
  • - UV: Medium
  • - Water: High


SENSORY & AESTHETIC

  • - Clarity: Opaque
  • - Colorability: High
  • - Reflectivity: Medium
  • - Scent: None
  • - Tactile: Smooth
  • - Tonal: Sharp or Brilliant
  • - Variegation: None


SUSTAINABILITY

  • - Production BTU: Medium
  • - Recycle Code: 7
  • - Bisphenol A (BPA) free
  • - Does not contain halogens, sulfur, nitrogen, lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium
  • - Superior LCA compared to acrylic
  • - GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

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