Eastman Cellulose Esters


Eastman™ Cellulose Esters are versatile biobased polymers.  These organic acid esters of cellulose include cellulose acetate (CA), cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB), and cellulose acetate propionate (CAP). Cellulose acetate is widely used in the manufacture of plastics and membranes and ranges in substituition from mono to triacetate.  The mixed cellulose esters including cellulose acetate propionate and cellulose acetate butyrate have a higher degree of compatibility and are therefore commonly used as a resin modifiers and additives in coatings, inks, and nail polish. When incorporated into a formualtion Eastman™ cellulose esters provide increased durability, rapid drying times, improved flow and leveling, excellent UV stability, increased gloss, and reduced surface defects. Eastman™ cellulose esters are manufactured using renewable resources and are available in various molecular weights, substitution ratios, and hydroxyl contents. 

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CAB-551-0.01 Food Contact container
CAB 551-0.01 Food Contact is a low–molecular weight, cellulose acetate butyrate polymer with a high butyrate content. It is approved for use in food contact applications.
Membrane Material M300 container
Membrane Material M300 is a high purity cellulose triacetate polymer that is used in the manufacture of organic membranes for liquid and gas filtration.
CA-398-30 container
CA-398-30 is a high molecular weight cellulose acetate polymer typically used as a membrane material and as a resin modifier for molded and extruded parts.
Solus™ 2300 container
Solus™ 2300 is low molecular weight cellulose ester that is designed to optimize performance of high solids industrial coatings.
CA-398-10 container
CA-398-10 is a medium molecular weight cellulose acetate used as a film former in lacquers. It is also used in the manufacture of organic membranes.
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Eastman Cellulose Esters for Wood Coatings thumbnail
Cellulose Esters enhance appearance, performance and protection capabilities of wood coatings and finishes. They are used as co-resin or additive to provide benefits to 2K PU/acrylics, acid-cured and UV-cured formulations.
Eastman Automotive thumbnail
Eastman Solus™ performance additives are the newest cellulose esters designed for high-solids solvent-borne systems. Solus™ is specifically engineered to meet lower VOC target while improving performance in clear, pigmented and metallic automotive coatings.
Improve Your UV Curables with Cellulose Acetate Butyrate thumbnail

Cellulose esters (CE’s) are versatile formulating tools that provide a number of benefits to coatings and inks. Because of compatibility with a number of monomers and solvents they can be used in UV curable systems to reduce shrinkage, prevent cratering, improve gloss, and improve pigment dispersion and orientation.

Eastman Cellulose Esters - Metal coatings thumbnail
Eastman CAB enhances efficiencies and reduces waste through fewer rejects and reduced need for re-coating while substantially improving finished outcomes.
Eastman Cellulose Esters Uses and Benefits in Wood Coatings thumbnail
Eastman cellulose ester, a family of polymers, functions as the main film former in wood lacquers. They can also be used as an additive to improve certain properties or enhance the quality of wood coatings.
Eastman Cellulose Esters in Nail Care vs. Nitrocellulose thumbnail
Eastman cellulose esters, a family of cellulose-based bio polymers, provide the film forming functionality same as nitrocellulose in nail care formulations, but they also improve many other attributes of nail care products.
Eastman™ Cellulose Esters - Inks thumbnail

Eastman cellulose esters can be formulated into inks as the main film former, co-resin, or additive to improve appearance, performance, and productivity.

Eastman Cellulose Esters - Enhancing Coil Coatings thumbnail
Eastman Cellulose Esters allow for the more efficient production of high quality coil coatings with fewer surface defects, consistent gloss, and increased flop.