CAB-553-0.4 is used as binder or additive in various types of coatings and inks. The high butyryl level provides high flexibility, high solubility and compatibility with cross-linking resins and plasticizers. It is used in cross-linked finishes to improve dry-to-touch time, reduce cratering, provide better pigment dispersion and improve coating performance. CAB-553 is soluble in alcohol and organic solvents, it even tolerates a substantial portion of water. CAB-553-0.4 is also used in nail care products for its compatibility and solubility in alcohols. it provides improved clear film, flow and dry-time.
Viscosity ASTM-A, sec: 0.16 - 0.40 Acetyl by GC, wt%: 4 Max Butyryl by GC, wt%: 44- 50 Free acidity, ppm: 300 Max Moisture, wt%: 3.0 Max Hydroxyl, wt%: 4.0 - 5.0
Features & Benefits
Soluble in alcohol Improve flow and leveling Reduce cratering Reduce dry time Provide polishability Improve sprayability Pigment dispersion medium Metallic pigment control Redissolve resistance Sag resistance Enhanced color uniformity Decreased sand scratch telegraphing Intercoat adhesion
Eastman™ cellulose esters are available in various types, viscosities, butyryl and acetyl ratios, and hydroxyl contents. Made from a green, sustainable and renewable resource, their high Tg, Newtonian flow characteristics, and hydroxyl functionality assure a rapid drying time, excellent hardness, reduced blocking, and improved flow and leveling capabilities.
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