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Eastman Cellulose Esters
Eastman Cellulose Esters

​Eastman cellulose esters application guide for coatings

Eastman’s broad portfolio of cellulose esters offer a wide range of physical properties, solubility properties in various solvents and monomers, and intercompatibility properties for a variety of applications. Consideration of properties such as Tg, viscosity, solubility, hardness, flexibility, chemical resistance and others can help dictate the best cellulose ester for a specific application. In addition, they can be blended to achieve a desired result. Also, if your application requires a very low VOC, such as for a high-solids coating, products from the Eastman Solus™ performance additives portfolio are recommended.

Browse by market to find the right cellulose ester for your application. Request a sample by submitting the contact form.

The following is the general naming convention for Eastman cellulose esters. Consider this important composition and dissolution information as you choose your sample.

Cellulose Esters Nomenclature

For help determining the best cellulose ester for your specific application, contact your Eastman technical representative or your authorized Eastman distributor. For literature, presentations, and other application information, go to “Resources".


Recommended cellulose esters

Building and construction

  Maintenance Protective
CAB 381-0.5 x x
CAB 381-2 x  
CAB 381-20 x  
CAB 381-20BP   x
CAB 500-5   x
CAB 531-1   x
CAB 551-0.2 x x
CAP 482-0.5 x  


Consumables

  Apparel Can coatings Ink Packaging Shrink film
CA 398-3     x x  
CA 398-3, Food Contact     x x  
CAB 381-0.1     x x x
CAB 381-0.1, Food Contact     x x x
CAB 381-0.5 x   x x x
CAB 381-0.5, Food Contact     x x x
CAB 381-2     x x
CAB 381-2, Food Contact     x x x
CAB 381-20     x    
CAB 381-20, Food Contact     x    
CAB 500-5     x    
CAB 551-0.01   x x    
CAB 551-0.01, Food Contact   x x    
CAB 551-0.2 x   x x  
CAB 551-0.2, Food Contact     x x  
CAB 553-0.4     x    
CAB 553-0.4, Food Contact     x    
CAP 482-0.5     x x x
CAP 482-0.5, Food Contact     x x x
CAP 482-20     x x x
CAP 482-20, Food Contact     x x x
CAP 504-0.2     x    
CAP 504-0.2, Food Contact     x    
Eastman Solus™ 2100 performance additive    x x    
Eastman Solus™ 2100 performance additive,
Food Contact 
  x x    
Eastman Solus™ 2300 performance additive      x    


Durables

  Coil General industrial Leather Metal Wood
CAB 321-0.1       x  
CAB 381-0.1         x
CAB 381-0.5  x x x x x
CAB 381-2     x x x
CAB 381-20   x x x x
CAB 500-5     x    
CAB 531-1 x x     x
CAB 551-0.01 x x     x
CAB 551-0.2 x x x x x
CAB 553-0.4   x     x
CAP 482-0.5       x  
CAP 482-20   x x    
Eastman Solus™ 2100 performance additive    x x x x
Eastman Solus™ 2300 performance additive      x    


Electronics

  Consumer Device housing Industrial
CAB 381-0.1 x x  
CAB 381-0.5 x x x
CAB 381-2 x x  
CAB 381-20 x x  
CAB 531-1 x    
CAB 551-0.01   x  
CAB 551-0.2 x x x
CAP 482-0.5 x    


Health and wellness

  Nail polish
CAB 381-0.5 x
CAB 381-20 x
CAP 482-0.5 x
CAP 504-0.2 x
Eastman Solus™ 2100 performance additive  x
Eastman Solus™ 2300 performance additive  x


Transportation

  Aerospace Auto
OEM
Auto
plastics
Auto
refinish
General
auto
Auto
parts
Marine Motorcycle Bus/RV
CAB 321-0.1   x   x          
CAB-381-0.1 x   x     x x  
CAB 381-0.5 x x x       x  
CAB 381-2   x x x x       x
CAB 381-2BP   x     x        
CAB 381-20   x   x x x      
CAB 381-20BP   x       x      
CAB 531-1   x   x x x      
CAB 551-0.01 x x x x          
CAB 551-0.2   x x x x x   x x
CAB 553-0.4           x      
Eastman Solus™ 2100 performance additive  x x   x x     x  
Eastman Solus™ 2300 performance additive    x   x x        
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