Resin & Additives

Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) Resin Teonex®

Introduction and Features

Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) resin became popular in various fields after U.S. company Amoco Chemicals started commercial production of naphthalenedicarboxylic acid (NDC) , a raw material of PEN, in 1995. In 1964, 31 years before that, Teijin started development of PEN and commercialized as Teonex®. Since then, Teonex® has been popular as a functional material for industrial parts and wrapping materials for food and drugs, and still steadily increasing the area of applications. Teonex® is a crystalline thermoplastic polyester, a polycondensate of NDC as an acid component and ethylene glycol as a glycol component, manufactured in a process similar to that of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a typical polyester. The property of Teonex® is considered superior to that of PET. Teonex® is crystalline resin, crystallized slowly, making it easier to shape transparent molded products. Teonex® has a superior chemical and scratch resistance compared to polycarbonate (PC) resin, a typical resin used in transparent molded products.

Features

  1. 1.High transparency.
  2. 2.+50℃ of thermal resistance compared to PET.
  3. 3.Higher hydrolysis resistance and longer life than PET.
  4. 4.Higher chemical resistance than PET and PC.
  5. 5.Reduces the concern for contamination thanks to low levels of outgassing and adsorption of organic materials.
  6. 6.Absorbs ultraviolet radiation (up to 383nm) and protects contents inside.

Usage examples for application fields

  • Returnable bottles
  • Cosmetic containers
  • Plateware
  • Medical product containers
  • Blending materials to improve PET performance (moisture barrier, gas barrier, heat resistance, UV ray absorption, etc.)
  • Components that requires transparency, heat resistance, or chemical resistance

Grade Lists

Properties

Property Unit Measurement method Measurement condition Teonex® PET Panlite®
TN-8050SC TN-8065S L-1250Y
MVR m3/10min ISO 1133 300℃, 1.2kgf 18 5 - 8
Density kg/m3 ISO 1183 - 1,330 1,330 1,330 1,200
Tensile modulus MPa ISO 527-1
and
ISO 527-2
1mm/min 2,200 2,200 2,300 2,400
Tensile yield strength MPa 50mm/min 80 80 58 61
Tensile yield strain % 50mm/min 7 7 4 6
Tensile stress at break MPa 50mm/min 38 40 28 75
Tensile strain at break % 50mm/min 15 50 >200 >50
Flexural modulus MPa ISO 178 2mm/min 2,250 2,200 2,500 2,300
Flexural strength MPa 2mm/min 99 98 81 91
Charpy impact strength kJ/m2 ISO 179 Un-notched 98 NB NB NB
Notched 2.0 2.8 3.5 76
Temperature of eflection under load ISO 75-1
and
ISO 75-2
1.80MPa 91 92 65 129
0.45MPa 105 107 68 142
Rockwell hardness - ASTM D 785 M scale 107 107 80 67
Japan
Comply with the various notifications of Food Sanitation Act, and comply with the positive list of Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association.
EU
Grade TN8065S and TN8050SC comply with European Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

Engineering Service

Characteristics

  • Crystalline properties
  • Optical properties
  • Pencil hardness test
  • Frictional properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Permeability to gases
  • Adsorption
  • Anti-hydrolysis
  • Mold shrinkage
  • Flow properties

Design and molding

  • Processing molded product