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Typical Physical Properties
Cellulose Esters

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
ProductsViscosityaAcetyl ContentButyryl ContentHydroxyl ContentMelting PointGlass Transition Temperature (Tg)Tukon HardnessbWt/VolData
Sheet
SDS
(Cast Film)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-171-15)57.37 poise29.5 wt %17 wt %1.5 %230-240 °C161 °C27 Knoops-
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-321-0.1)0.38 poise17.5 wt %32.5 wt %1.3 %165-175 °C127 °C21 Knoops-
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-0.1)0.38 poise13 wt %37 wt %1.5 %155-165 °C123 °C18 Knoops1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-0.5)1.9 poise13 wt %37 wt %1.5 %155-165 °C130 °C18 Knoops1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-2)7.6 poise13.5 wt %38 wt %1.3 %171-184 °C133 °C18 Knoops1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-2BP)8.41 poise14.5 wt %36 wt %1.7 %175-185 °C130 °C18 Knoops1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-20)76 poise13.5 wt %37 wt %1.8 %195-205 °C141 °C18 Knoops1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-20BP), 100%20.8 poise15.5 wt %36 wt %0.8 %185-195 °C128 °C18 Knoops1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-500-5)19 poise4 wt %51 wt %1 %165-175 °C96 °C14 Knoops1.18 kg/L (9.83 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-531-1)5.6 poise2.8 wt %50 wt %1.7 %135-150 °C115 °C15 Knoops1.17 kg/L (9.75 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-551-0.01)0.038 poise2 wt %53 wt %1.5 %127-142 °C85 °C15 Knoops1.16 kg/L (9.67 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-551-0.2)0.76 poise2 wt %52 wt %1.8 %130-140 °C101 °C15 Knoops-
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-553-0.4)1.14 poise2.0 wt %46 wt %4.8 %150-160 °C136 °C18 Knoops-
a - Viscosity determined by ASTM Method D 1343. Results converted to poises (ASTM Method D 1343) using the solution density for Formula A as stated in ASTM Method D 817 (20% Cellulose ester, 72% acetone, 8% ethyl alcohol).
b - ASTM D 1474
Cellulose Acetate Propionate
ProductsViscosityaAcetyl ContentPropionyl ContentHydroxyl ContentMelting PointGlass Transition Temperature (Tg)Tukon HardnessWt/VolData
Sheet
SDS
@ 20°C
Cellulose Acetate Propionate (CAP-482-0.5)1.53 poise2.5 wt %45 wt %2.6 wt %188-210 °C142 °C23 Knoops1.23 kg/L (10.2 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Propionate (CAP-482-20)76.5 poise1.3 wt %48 wt %1.7 wt %188-210 °C147 °C23 Knoops1.22 kg/L (10.2 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate Propionate (CAP-504-0.2)0.76 poise0.6 wt %42.5 wt %5 wt %188-210 °C159 °C20 Knoops-
a - Viscosity determined by ASTM Method D 1343. Results converted to poises (ASTM Method D 1343) using the solution density for Formula A as stated in ASTM Method D 817 (20% Cellulose ester, 72% acetone, 8% ethyl alcohol).
Cellulose Diacetate
ProductsViscosityaAcetyl ContentCombined Acetic Acid ContentHydroxyl ContentMelting PointGlass Transition Temperature (Tg)Tukon HardnessWt/VolData
Sheet
SDS
Cellulose Acetate (CA-320S)210 cP32.0 wt %44.7 %8.7 wt %230-250 °C180 °C-1.31 kg/L (10.9 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate (CA-394-60LF)228 poise39.5 wt %55 %4.0 wt %240-260 °C180 °C27 Knoops1.32 kg/L (11.1 lb/gal)-
Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-3)11.4 poise39.8 wt %55.5 %3.5 wt %230-250 °C180 °C26 Knoops1.31 kg/L (10.9 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-30)114 poise39.8 %55.5 %3.5 wt %230-250 °C189 °C26 Knoops-
a - Viscosity determined by ASTM Method D 1343. Results converted to poises (ASTM Method D 1343) using the solution density for Formula A as stated in ASTM Method D 817 (20% Cellulose ester, 72% acetone, 8% ethyl alcohol).
Cellulose Diacetate-Compounded
ProductsViscosityaAcetyl ContentCombined Acetic Acid ContentHydroxyl ContentMelting PointGlass Transition Temperature (Tg)Tukon HardnessWt/VolData
Sheet
SDS
Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-6)22.8 poise39.8 wt %55.5 %3.5 wt %230-250 °C182 °C26 Knoops1.31 kg/L (10.9 lb/gal)
Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-10)38 poise39.8 wt %55.5 %3.5 wt %230-250 °C185 °C26 Knoops1.31 kg/L (10.9 lb/gal)
a - Viscosity determined by ASTM Method D 1343. Results converted to poises (ASTM Method D 1343) using the solution density for Formula A as stated in ASTM Method D 817 (20% Cellulose ester, 72% acetone, 8% ethyl alcohol).
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