Eastman Chemical Company recently announced that Blackwell Plastics, an injection molding company, has utilized Eastman Tritan™ copolyester to create an innovative frozen drink dispenser faceplate. The new part, used to dispense refreshing, flavored frozen beverages while displaying the product to consumers, is utilized by major restaurant chains nationwide. After unsuccessfully testing a variety of clear materials, including acrylic and polycarbonate, to create the part, Blackwell Plastics consulted with Eastman to effectively design the faceplate using Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.
When designing the faceplate, Blackwell needed a material that would maintain clarity, perform at extreme heat ranges (between -40°F to 160°F), and was chemical- and impact-resistant. Additionally, the faceplate design for the frozen beverage dispenser needed to magnify and provide an enhanced visual of the drink product. According to the company, Eastman Tritan™ copolyester creates a durable product with high-heat and chemical resistance, and easy processing. The plastic also does not crack, haze or discolor after continued wash and daily use.