Coatings & Inks
The broad Tg range of AQ™ polymers allows for the formulation of coatings and
inks with varying flexibility and tack. Additionally, the rapid film formation of sulfopolyesters make AQ™ polymers an ideal resin for formulators looking to streamline the process of printing and coating operations. Eastek™ dispersion take that one step further by providing a pre-dispersed option.
Personal Care & Cosmetics
Eastman AQ™ polymers, or polyester-5, are
commonly used ingredients in cosmetics, lotions, and hair care products. AQ™ 38S is used in sun screens to help improve the water and sweat resistance and allow improved duration of UV protection while providing a non-oily feel to the product. AQ™ 48 Ultra was designed specifically to be used as a hair fixative in hair sprays and gels. It provides excellent hold, sweat resistance, and has great wash out with shampooing. AQ™ 55S is the preferred polyester-5 to improve water and smudge resistance of makeup.
Hot Melt Adhesive
AQ™ 1950 was designed to be used as a resin in repulpable hot melt adhesives.
Because of it's low Tg AQ™ 1950 has good tack, flexibility and will adhere to most common packaging films including paper and PET. The charge density and unique water dispersibility make AQ™ 1950 completely repulable and provide for easier recycling of packaging materials.
The smooth and flexible nature of films formed from
lower Tg sulfopolyesters make for excellent textile sizing. Eastek™ 1000 and AQ™ 38S coatings provide the optimum level of flexibility and slip needed to protect yarns from the stresses applied during weaving. Yarns sized with sulfopolyesters are stronger and will break and rupture less frequently allowing for increased productivity of weaving processes.