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The Solution You Need To Build Better Resins

Eastman Resin Intermediates are the building blocks to make polyester resins even better. They provide different formulation options to reduce VOC requirements without sacrificing chemical resistance and flexibility. The coil coating and prepainted metal industry is growing, and formulators are introducing new products to the market daily. ChemPoint can provide the solutions you need to build better resins for your metal coating applications.

Markets Served

General Metal

  • Eastman's resin intermediates can be used to form high solid polyester resins for general metal coatings used in applications like metal roofing.
  • Eastman NPG Glycol as well as specialty intermediates such as CHDA, TMPD and CHDM offer the performance requirements needed to meet the stringent demands for today’s coatings applications.
  • Eastman offers an easy to use web-based resin calculation tool to get you started with all your formulation needs.

Home Appliances

  • Coil coatings can be used in many appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, and driers.
  • CHDM and CHDA improve flexibility while maintaining stain resistance, low color, and good humidity resistance.
  • The stain, detergent, and salt spray resistance benefits are especially useful in applicance-grade coil coatings.

Metal Containers

  • Eastman's CHDA and CHDM have an excellent balance of flexibility and hardness, without impacting chemical resistance.
  • In general, CHDA containing polyesters are more resistant to hydrolysis compared to adipic acid containing polymers.
  • CHDA and CHDM may lawfully be used for the manufacture of polyester resins to be used in food contact coatings as described in 21 CFR 175.300.

Performance Benefits

Diacid/Diester Acetoacetate
 Thermal stability      
 Low color    
 Low solution viscosity          
 Hydrolytic stability          
 Stain resistance      
 Corrosion resistance
 Chemical resistance
 Humidity resistance
 Excellent weathering      


Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products used every day. It provides key differentiated coatings, adhesives and specialty plastics products, and is a major supplier of cellulose acetate fibers. Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, the company serves customers in approximately 100 countries and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world.


ChemPoint is the leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals across North America and EMEA. We specialize in agile technologies and focused product teams, providing our customers with responsive, personalized service.

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