Despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10%, the grade can be used to fabricate functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding.
The Clarity-BPA study expected to be released at the end of this month joins thousands of other studies that have concluded that the chemical does not have an adverse effect on human health through exposure to polycarbonate water bottles, soup can liners and such.
This is the first time that Eastman (Kingsport, TN) products have achieved the highest possible rating for Material Health and the first time that its Tritan copolyester has been included in the certification.
Plastic is a manufacturing staple integral to the modern world. An outright ban is simply unfeasible. A sustainable solution lies in an unexpected place—the atmosphere or, more specifically, in carbon dioxide, the other villain of the modern world.