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PolyOne to Showcase Opaque Performance Copolyester Compounds at Chinaplas

At Chinaplas 2010 this week, PolyOne is showcasing the Edgetek XT family of opaque blends based on Eastman Tritan copolyester at booth W3D21. This new family of Edgetek XT High Performance Blends offers opaque performance compounds that deliver exceptional chemical resistance and hydrolytic stability, as well as outstanding toughness, high gloss and ease of processing.

This new product family, which incorporates the inherent benefits of Eastman Tritan copolyester, offers an innovative and effective solution for durable plastic housings.

PolyOne's Edgetek XT blends based on Eastman Tritan copolyester are well-suited for hand-held device applications and products that require aesthetically pleasing and durable housings, such as hand-held GPS and PDA systems, binoculars, small electronics, battery-powered tools, housewares, sporting goods and more. The compounds also provide superior toughness and added resistance to chemicals used in cleansers.

By developing opaque Edgetek blends based on Eastman Tritan copolyester, PolyOne can offer customers a broad portfolio of both clear and opaque products that share the benefits offered by Tritan. These materials also feature good melt flow rates for easy processing. When replacing polycarbonate (PC), minimal retooling is needed because Tritan performs similarly to PC when injection molded.

Eastman Tritan copolyester materials can be found in reusable sports water bottles, infant care products, small appliances, signs, medical devices and housewares. Tritan offers a new level of design flexibility, toughness, and heat and chemical resistance, and is manufactured without bisphenol-A (BPA).

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