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 efficiency and consistently manufacture finished goods with excellent performance and aesthetics.
PERFORMANCE BENEFITS IN METAL COATINGS
Enhanced 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.
PERFORMANCE BENEFITS IN COIL COATINGS
Reduced waste through fewer rejects and reduced need for recoating
Decreased production downtime
Increased gloss through better flow and levelling
PRODUCT OVERVIEW COIL COATINGS
Enhancing metallic and pearlescent flake alignment. CABs lock in the proper flake orientation
Providing consistent gloss for lower sheen applications
Improving flow and levelling, minimizing irregularities in the surface
Better pigment dispersion and tint strength to achieve maximum color development
Increasing gloss and gloss control
Higher hydroxyl functionality improving adhesion and reactivity
Higher molecular weight CABs increases toughness and viscosity
Talk to a representative today to see which CAB product – or which combination of products – would best suit your formulation.