Eastman coalescents enable maximum film formation in latex paints, often improving overall paint performance. Coalescent works by softening the latex particles, allowing them to fuse into a tough, continuous film. Common coalescents include ester alcohols, esters, and glycol ethers.
Important coalescent properties
- Compatibility with a wide range of latex types and paint additives
- Allow good film formation under adverse temperature and humidity conditions
- Improve the overall performance of the paint
- Ease of use
- Hydrolytic stability
- Low odor