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Eastman Tenite™

Eastman Tenite™ cellulose esters are noted for their excellent balance of properties - toughness, hardness, strength, surface gloss, clarity, and a warm feel.

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Eastman Tenite™

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All Attributes

Eastman Tenite™

Governmental Regulatory/Control

  • Regulatory Control No import/export restrictions

Primary Shaping

  • Aqueous Dispersion (mixing)
  • Co-extrusion
  • Co-molding
  • Extrusion
  • Solvent Dispersion (mixing)

Resistances

  • Chemical Medium
  • Fatigue High
  • Scratch Medium
  • Stain High
  • UV High
  • Water Medium, but transmits water vapor

Secondary Shaping

  • Metal-flake orientation
  • Offset Printing
  • Paintable
  • Screen Print

Sensory & Aesthetic

  • Clarity High (Transparent)
  • Colorability High
  • Reflectivity Medium
  • Scent None
  • Tactile Smooth
  • Variegation None

Sustainability

  • Biodegradable
  • Other Sustainable Attributes Sourced from sustainably managed forests
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The Material

Since Tenite™ cellulosics was first introduced in 1929, it has become a staple of the plastics industry. Tenite™ is a versatile, durable, and attractive cellulosic plastic. It has been used in consumer product applications from radios and telephones, to toothbrushes and toys.

Tenite™ cellulosic plastics are noted for their excellent balance of properties - toughness, hardness, strength, surface gloss, clarity, chemical resistance, and warmth to the touch. Tenite™ products are also easily molded, extruded, or fabricated and available in natural, clear, amber, and black.

In keeping with Eastman's tradition of environmental consciousness, Tenite™ cellulosics is made from 100% renewable softwood materials.



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