Canadian Plastics

Transparent Resin Meets Design Criteria for Washing Machines

Dyson Ltd. has chosen Eastman Chemical Company's Eastalloy resin and DuraStar 2010 to design parts for its range of CR01 2-drum washing machines. "Dyson designs and makes products that are different a...

September 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



Dyson Ltd. has chosen Eastman Chemical Company’s Eastalloy resin and DuraStar 2010 to design parts for its range of CR01 2-drum washing machines. “Dyson designs and makes products that are different and better than our competitors through innovation. This approach frequently demands creative solutions from our suppliers — new innovations often require new materials or processes. On CR01, features such as the transparent coin trap presented a technical challenge but Eastman offered materials with very high specifications, backed up with good technical support to ensure we selected the right material and processing conditions,” said Dyson’s Evan Stevens, design engineering manager, CR01.

The materials also met key requirements for excellent chemical resistance and mechanical strength. Eastalloy is used for the transparent coin trap and DuraStar 2010 is used for the transparent soap drawer front, the control panel body housing, the outer door hinge and the handle.

Eastalloy is a copolyester/polycarbonate alloy. It provides excellent impact strength, chemical resistance, dimensional stability and low shrinkage rates.

Eastman Chemical Company 423-229-1624


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