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    Whether you're trying to improve the color, consistency, or efficiency of your coating systems, Eastman has a CAB (Cellulose Acetate Butyrate) product that can help. CABs offer coating manufacturers the ability to efficiently and consistently manufacture finished goods with excellent performance and aesthetics.

PERFORMANCE BENEFITS IN METAL COATINGS

    Better protectionEnhanced gloss and aesthetics Ease of use
    • Improved resistance to salt, fog, oxygen and other corroding elements
    • Redissolve resistance from the topcoat solvents
    • Reduced surface defects such as cratering, fish eyes, and orange peel
    • Improved flow and levelling
    • Compatibility with many resin systems
    • Contributes to good metal adhesion
Alone or in combination, Eastman CABs enhance gloss while reducing the orange peel effect often seen in uneven finishes. The pencil reflections below show the difference between finishes without (left) and with a CAB added to the formula (right). The right side image shows significant improvement in clarity due to the smooth surface of the CAB-enabled finish.
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PERFORMANCE BENEFITS IN COIL COATINGS

    Optimal efficiencyAesthetics
    • Reduced waste through fewer rejects and reduced need for recoating
    • Decreased production downtime
    • Increased gloss through better flow and levelling

PRODUCT OVERVIEW COIL COATINGS

    CAB GRADE Key Feature Level (%)
    531-1
    551-0.2
    Enhancing metallic and pearlescent flake alignment. CABs lock in the proper flake orientation 0.5-1.0
    381-0.5
    551-0.01
    Providing consistent gloss for lower sheen applications 0.5-1.0
    551-0.01 Improving flow and levelling, minimizing irregularities in the surface 0.1-1.0
    551-0.2
    381-0.5
    553-0.4
    Better pigment dispersion and tint strength to achieve maximum color development 0.1-1.0
    551-0.01 Increasing gloss and gloss control 0.1-1.0
    553-0.4 Higher hydroxyl functionality improving adhesion and reactivity 0.1-1.0
    381-20
    381-2
    Higher molecular weight CABs increases toughness and viscosity 0.5-5.0
Talk to a representative today to see which CAB product – or which combination of products – would best suit your formulation.

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