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CA-398-3 is the lowest viscosity grade of the cellulose acetate range. It is used as additive in protective coatings for electronics, adhesives and plastic products.


44lb Bag



Product Overview

CA-398-3 provides performance benefits in solvent- and grease-resistant coatings for textile, wire and paper products, barrier and release coatings for adhesives, protective coatings for plastic items and membrane material. Cellulose acetates are only soluble in strong solvents like acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, and ethyl acetate. They are compatible with plasticizers such as dimethyl phthalate or triacetin. The melting point and harness are relatively high. In membranes cellulose acetates (CA) provide strong, clear, chlorine resistant films.

Related Technologies: 100% Solids; Gravure Printing; Powder Coating; Pressure Sensitive Adhesives; Solvent based adhesives; Solvent-based Coating; UV-Curable Coating


Membrane material
Related Applications: Aerosol Coatings; Aerospace Coatings; Appliances & Machinery Coatings; Architectural Coatings; Automotive OEM Coatings; Automotive Refinish; Basecoats; Ceramic Coatings; Coil Coatings; Consumer Paints; Electronics Coatings; Floor Coatings; Furniture Coatings; Industrial; Industrial Coatings; Lacquers; Marine Coatings; Metal Coatings; Overprint Varnishes; Packaging; Paint Strippers & Removers; Paint Thinner; Paper & Consumables; Pipe Coatings; Plastic Coatings; Primers; Special Purpose Coatings; Stone and Tile Coatings; Tapes; Terra Cotta Coatings; Topcoats; Traffic Paint

Features & Benefits

Chemical resistant
Provides high strength
Good weather-ability
Good flow and leveling
Pigment dispersion medium
Provides metallic pigment control
Redissolve resistance
Intercoat adhesion

Product Specifications

ASTM-A viscosity, sec: 2.0 - 4.0
Acetyl by titration, wt%: 39.8 +/- 0.5
Moisture, wt%: 3.0 (max)
Chemistry: Cellulose Esters; Cellulose Esters; Cellulose Esters
Functions: Binders; Binders; Binders; Leveling; Rheology Modifiers; Rheology Modifiers; Rheology Modifiers; Thickeners; Thickeners; Wetting and Leveling

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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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