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Eastman Cellulose Esters
Eastman Cellulose Esters

Eastman Cellulose Esters

Eastman’s versatile portfolio of cellulose esters is designed to meet the performance, aesthetic, and productivity needs that our customers care about. For more than 80 years, Eastman’s cellulose ester technology has provided versatile, bio-based polymers designed to enable our customers in many different industries and markets to formulate higher performing quality products. These formulated products are applied to metal, wood, textiles, cloth, paper, tablets, plastic and leather substrates and serve important markets such as automotive, furniture, ink, adhesive, protective, marine, electronic, cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical, textile and packaging.

In addition, Eastman’s cellulose esters are also used in a variety of molded and woven applications.

Formulation solutions

In formulations, Eastman’s cellulose esters are known for:

  • Enhancing aesthetics through improved flow and leveling
  • Ability to act as a dispersing agent, such as enhancing “flop” in metallic coatings and films or providing for consistent colors by “locking” pigments in position
  • Formulation flexibility
  • UV stability
  • Good adhesion or, conversely, release properties
  • Used as an additive or co-resin
  • In coatings and inks, reducing drying time (fast dry-to-touch), excellent hardness development and reduced blocking
  • Crosslinking with isocyanates and amino resins
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