Eastman™ Retarder Solvent
Eastman™ Retarder Solvent

  • Coatings - Automotive OEM
  • Coatings - Automotive Refinish
  • Coatings - Can and Coil
  • Coatings - General Industrial
  • Coatings - Industrial Maintenance and Marine
  • Coatings - Industrial Wood
  • Coatings - Transportation
Key Attributes
  • Good solubility and compatibility in industrial bake systems
  • High boiling point and autoignition temperature
  • Low surface tension
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Not classified as a VOC per European Union Directive 2004/42/EC
  • Not classified as a VOC per European Union Solvent Emissions Directive 1
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Resistance to yellowing during cure
Product Description
Eastman™ Retarder Solvent is an efficient, low toxicity solvent used as a retarder solvent for industrial bake coatings. It is compatible with a variety of resin systems, and therefore has utility over a wide range of application conditions and substrates. It resists yellowing during cure while delivering excellent leveling and gloss, enabling consistent film quality and minimizing surface coating defects.

To demonstrate its utility in industrial bake applications, Eastman™ Retarder Solvent was evaluated versus DBE in a typical coil coating formulation. The technical tip titled Eastman™ Retarder Solvent and Optifilm™ Enhancer 300 for Industrial Bake Coatings below outlines the procedure used and the evaluation results.

Eastman™ Retarder Solvent is currently only available in the Asia Pacific region.

1Vapor pressure < 0.01kPa @ 293,15 K as per Solvent Emissions Directive 1999/13/EC

Product Availability : Asia Pacific

Check with local Sales Office to determine exact availability by country. Orders subject to minimum order quantity.

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