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Aerosol coatings

Aerosols are packaged in a sealed container and provide convenience and ease of application for the user. Solventborne aerosols consist primarily of propellant (generally a blend of propane and isobutane); a blend of fast-, medium-, and slow-evaporating solvents; and coatings solids (resins, additives, and pigments).

Unlike most mass-based VOC emission standards for coating applications, aerosols in the U.S. are regulated by air quality standards based on reactivity principles. This approach entails the substitution of lower reactive solvents for higher reactive solvents to reduce the amount of ozone formed at ground level when using aerosols. Presently, both the Air Resources BoardCalifornia (ARB-CA) and the EPA (Federal National Rule) have established reactivity-based emission standards for VOCs used in aerosol coatings products.

Regulation relating to aerosol coatings regulatory documents
National volatile organic compound emission standards for aerosol coatings

Eastman solvents and specialty polymers for formulating aerosol

Eastman has a broad portfolio of low-MIR (maximum incremental reactivity) ester solvents to aid formulators in meeting the designated MIR limits for various aerosol coating categories. While enabling compliance, our ester solvents provide the required evaporation rate/activity/cost profile needed for the aerosol coatings market. One ester, methyl acetatehigh purity, has an extremely low MIR value that gives formulators even greater latitude in designing aerosol coatings to meet performance/regulatory requirements.

In addition, Eastman offers specialty polymers such as CAB and adhesion promoters for formulating aerosol products as well. Contact Eastman for more information on products for aerosol coatings.

Additional performance products

  • Cellulose esters–For improved sprayability, viscosity control, color control in multi-pigment systems, and more, Eastman cellulose esters are versatile problem solvers.
  • Adhesion promoters–Eastman adhesion promoters are effective in improving paint adhesion to difficult substrates like polypropylene, polyethylene, and other plastics.
  • Solvents–To aid in successful paint application and film formation while balancing VOC and compliance targets, Eastman has a market-leading broad portfolio of solvents.
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Adhesion Promoter - 550-1 (25% in Aromatic 100) 
AP 550-1 (25% in Aromatic 100) is a nonchlorinated polyolefin for improved coating adhesion on TPO and PP. It allows the formulation of melamine-cured systems with excellent performance properties previously only available in 2K systems.

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Butyl Acetate 
Eastman™ Butyl Acetate is a medium-boiling ester solvent with an evaporation rate of 1.0 making it ideal for quick drying nitrocellulose lacquers. A colorless liquid with a fruity odor, it is an active solvent for film-formers.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-381-0.5 
Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate CAB-381-0.5 is a cellulose ester with medium butyryl content and low viscosity. It was designed for use where low application viscosities at relatively high solids levels is needed. It is supplied as a dry, free-flowing powder.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-381-20 
Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate CAB-381-20 is a cellulose ester with medium butyryl content, very high ASTM(A) viscosity, and great rheological modification. It offers a combination of solubility and compatibility, moisture resistance, excellent surface hardness and good film strength. It is supplied as a dry, free-flowing powder.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-531-1 
Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate CAB-531-1 is a cellulose ester with a higher butyryl level than CAB-381 series esters. It offers improved compatibility, and due to its flexibility, it requires lower plasticizer modification. When combined with thermoplastic acrylic resins, it produces tough, weather and mar resistant films.

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EB Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) 
Eastman EB Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) offers numerous benefits in coating, ink, and cleaner applications. It is an excellent solvent for many coatings resin types, including alkyd, phenolic, maleic, epoxy, and nitrocellulose resins. Its unique combination of properties enables the effective removal of contaminants when used in Industrial & Institutional and/or household cleaners.

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EP Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monopropyl Ether) 
Eastman™ EP Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monopropyl Ether) is colorless and water-miscible over a wide range of temperatures with a slow evaporation rate. It is used in coatings and inks where a milder, less detectable odor is required and provides good viscosity control and high flash point. It can also be used to develop customized aqueous cleaners.

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EP Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monopropyl Ether) - Stabilized 
Eastman™ EP Solvent is colorless and water-miscible over a wide range of temperatures with a slow evaporation rate. It is used in coatings where a milder, less detectable odor is required. This product is stabilized with BHT.

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Isobutyl Acetate 
Eastman™ Isobutyl Acetate is a medium-boiling solvent with a typical mild, fruity, ester odor. Its combination of good solvent activity, desirable evaporation rate, and pleasant odor enables it to be used in a wide range of coating applications.

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Methyl Acetate 
Eastman Methyl Acetate is an active, fast evaporating, mild odor solvent for a broad range of coating and ink resins. It is useful in applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch times are required. Methyl acetate is a VOC-exempt, non-HAP, non-ODS, readily biodegradable solvent that can be used in blends to develop environmentally friendly cleaners.

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Methyl Acetate - High Purity 
Eastman™ Methyl Acetate - High Purity is an active, urethane grade, fast-evaporating, mild odor solvent for a broad range of coating and ink resins. It is useful in polyurethane coatings and in applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch times are required. Methyl acetate, HP is a VOC-exempt, non-HAP, non-ODS, readily biodegradable solvent that can be used in blends to develop environmentally friendly cleaners.

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Solus 3050 Performance Additive 
Eastman Solus™ 3050 performance additive provides many of the unique contributions of solventborne cellulosic additives in waterborne coating formulations.

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