Recorded Thursday, June 4th, at 11AM EDT
Presented by the Eastman
With outstanding properties such as clarity, toughness, heat and chemical resistance, and easy processing, copolyesters create value across a broad spectrum of markets including housewares, small appliances, infant care, and medical. Whether you’re familiar with copolyesters or considering them for the first time, it’s important that you have the right ideas, engineering solutions, and technical support to achieve efficient processing and to produce a part that meets the needs of your customer. Innovative products can be brought to market quickly and efficiently by optimizing your processes and choosing the right material to meet your product demands.
To achieve superior results with any material, there are several parameters to consider. First, you must choose the right molding machine and settings. Drying, moisture measurements, molding conditions, residence time, cooling efficiency, and shutdown procedure are just some of the things that you should consider in order to optimize your mold and molding process to run with minimal challenges. With proper knowledge and up-front setup, many copolyester processing challenges can be prevented.
You must also consider secondary operations needed to produce a product. Oftentimes, plastic articles require some type of fabrication or secondary operation to develop desired part characteristics or to provide assembly. When joining or assembling an article, the choice of assembly method should be closely linked with the end-user requirements of the application. Application development, 3D modeling, and technical support are important to consider when choosing the appropriate process for each project.
No matter the need, Eastman is committed to finding solutions and resins with the right combination of properties and economics to meet each customer’s fitness-for-use criteria. To do this, we work with customers worldwide to discover, develop, and innovate practical solutions that meet persistent and emerging needs in ever-changing global markets.
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