​​​​​​Eastman coalescents

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
  • Nonyellowing
  • Non-VOC
  • Biodegradability
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Meeting VOC regulations with coalescents
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Eastman TexanolTM ester alcohol—the premier coalescent
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