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Eastman customers looking for ways to give their products a visual edge can take advantage of many of our materials, including cellulose esters, resin intermediates, solvents, tackifiers, sulfopolyesters, and specialty and polymer additives. Our products are used in both paste and liquid inks and are ideal choices for satisfying the application, performance, and environmental requirements of the printing ink industry. Eastman’s solvents and additives are used in lithographic, gravure and flexographic printing ink formulations.

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AAA - Acetoacetanilide 
AAA is a white powder that is soluble in styrenated resins. It is used in pigments, agricultural chemicals, and as a compromoter for unsaturated-polyesters. It accelerates reactions in polyester resins & producing yellow pigments.


AAA - Wet Cake 
AAA, Wet is a white powder soluble in styrenated resins. It is used as an intermediate in the production of organic yellow pigments. Tetrazonium salt compounds react with acetoacetanilide to form complex diazo pigments that are widely used as colorants.


AAMX 
Used as an intermediate in the production of organic yellow pigments.Eastman™ AAMX (Acetoacet-meta-xylidide) reacts with Bisdiazonium salt to form complex diazo pigments that are widely used as colorants.


AAOT - Acetoacet-O-Toluidide - Water Wet 
Eastman™ AAOT (Acetoacet-O-Toluidide), Water Wet is used as an intermediate in the production of organic yellow pigments. Bisdiazonium salt compounds react with AAOT to form complex diazo pigments that are widely used as colorants.


Abalyn - D-E Methyl Ester of Rosin 
An amber-colored, near-neutral, tacky, viscous liquid. Used in lacquers, inks, paper coatings, varnishes, adhesives, sealing compounds, plastics, wood preservatives, perfumes and many other applications.

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Abitol - E Hydroabietyl Alcohol 
A colorless, tacky, balsamic hydrogenated rosin alcohol. It is soluble in common organic solvents and compatible with resins, film-formers, and oils. Used as a resinous plasticizer and/or tackifier in plastics, lacquers, inks, and adhesives and many other applications.

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Acetic Acid - Glacial 
For applications in drugs, foods, or feeds, Eastman provides glacial acetic acid in grades appropriate for these regulated uses.

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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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Adhesion Promoter - 550-1 (25% in Xylene) 
Eastman AP 550-1 (25% in Xylene) is a nonchlorinated polyolefin for improved coating adhesion on TPO and polypropelene-based substrates. It has excellent humidity & gasoline resistance particularly under 1K systems. It allows the formulation of melamine-cured systems with excellent performance properties previously only available in 2K systems.

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Admex - 760 Polymeric Plasticizer 
Admex™ 760 is an ultra-high molecular weight, polymeric adipate. It possesses maximum resistance to extraction, migration and volatility.

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Admex - 770 Polymeric Plasticizer 
Admex™ 770 is a medium molecular weight, polymeric adipate. It is characterized by a mild ester odor and very light color. It possesses excellent extraction resistance and weatherability.

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Advantis - 510W 
Eastman Advantis™ 510W is Eastman's next generation waterborne product for adhesion to thermoplastic polyolefin based plastics (TPO, PP). Eastman Advantis ™510W is chlorine-free and APEO-free.

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AQ - 55S Polymer 
Eastman AQ™ 55S polymer is a water-dispersible sulfopolyester that has good film integrity when combined with other cosmetic ingredients. It is the preferred AQ polymer to improve water and smudge resistance of water-based makeup and mascaras, and in hairstyling products, it provides excellent hold under high-humidity conditions and tunable firmness. It has a Tg of about 55° C. The "S" indicates the product is supplied as solid pellets.

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Benzoflex - 9-88 SG Plasticizer 
Benzoflex™ 9-88 SG is recommended for cast urethane applications that require minimum cure interference and maximum compatibility. It offers excellent inert filler acceptance, contributes improved tear strength, better rebound and reduce swell with certain solvents. It is adaptable to both metering and hand batch urethane mix systems.

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Benzoflex - 354 Plasticizer 
Benzoflex™ 354 is compatible with a wide range of synthetic resinous materials and imparts a softening and flexibilizing effect to these resins. It is suggested for use as a resin plasticizer/modifier in the formulation of specialty coatings and adhesives and polyvinyl chloride plastisols. It is also a non-bleeding plasticizer for vinyl plastisol printing inks used to decorate T-shirts.

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N-Butanol 
Eastman™ n-Butanol is a four carbon straight chain oxo alcohol. It is a medium-boiling liquid that is useful as a chemical intermediate and as a solvent for ambient dry and baking coatings.

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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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N-Butyl Propionate 
Eastman™ n-Butyl Propionate is a non-HAP, slow-evaporating, and urethane grade solvent with good solvent activity for most coating resins. It provides low volatility to coatings formulations.

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Butyric Acid 
Eastman™ Butyric acid (C3H7COOH) is a clear, colorless liquid, with a strong pungent odor. Esters and salts of butyric acid are used in a variety of applications including perfumes, flavorings, and animal feeds.

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N-Butyronitrile 
n-Butyronitrile is a clear, colorless liquid at room temperature. It is used in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and process solvent applications.


Cadence - Copolyester ADD2 
Release additives are required to calendar Eastman Cadence™ materials.

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Cadence - Copolyester ADD5 
Release additives are required to calendar Eastman Cadence™ materials.


Cadence - Copolyester GS1 
Eastman Cadence™ GS1 is Eastman's original copolyester for film calendering. Calendered films made of Eastman Cadence™ copolyesters are non-crystallizing, are halogen-free, offer wide calendering and thermoforming windows and have good low-temperature toughness.

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Cadence - Copolyester GS2 
Eastman Cadence™ GS2 is a high-clarity amorphous copolyester for film calendering. Calendered films made of Eastman Cadence™ copolyesters are non-crystallizing, are halogen-free, offer wide calendering and thermoforming windows and have good low-temperature toughness.

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Cadence - Copolyester GS3 
Eastman Cadence™ GS3 is a high-melt-strength amorphous copolyester for film calendering. Calendered films made of Eastman Cadence™ copolyesters are non-crystallizing, are halogen-free, offer wide calendering and thermoforming windows and have good low-temperature toughness.

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Cadence - Copolyester GS4 
Eastman Cadence™ GS4 is a high-flow amorphous copolyester for film calendering. Calendered films made of Eastman Cadence™ copolyester are non-crystallizing, are halogen-free, offer wide calendering and thermoforming windows and have good low-temperature toughness.

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Cadence - Copolyester GS5 
Eastman Cadence™ GS5 is an amorphous copolyester with improved processability for film calendering. Calendered films made of Eastman Cadence™ copolyester are non-crystallizing, are halogen-free, offer wide calendering and thermoforming windows and have good low-temperature toughness.

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Cellulose Acetate - CA-394-60LF 
Eastman CA-394-60LF is a very high-melting, low odor cellulose ester having limited solubility and compatibility. This multipurpose rheology enhancer, offers high strength and good resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, oils, and greases. It is useful in lacquers for glass, plastic, wire and release coatings and is available in unfiltered pellet form.

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Cellulose Acetate - CA-398-3 
Eastman CA-398-3 is one of the lower viscosity solution grades of cellulose acetate with an average ASTM viscosity of 3 seconds. Blended with appropriate solvents, plasticizers, and other modifying resins, it is used in coatings formulations for a variety of substrates. This multipurpose rheology enhancer, provides high strength and good resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, oils and greases. Useful in lacquers for glass, plastic, wire and release coatings.

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Cellulose Acetate - CA-398-6 
CA-398-6 is a low-viscosity solution grade cellulose acetate supplied in the form of fine, dry, free-flowing powder. Food additive regulations permit use of cellulose acetate in many film, packaging, and paper and paperboard food contact applications.

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Cellulose Acetate - CA-398-10 
CA-398-10 is a low-viscosity solution grade of cellulose acetate. It is used in a variety of coatings applications, pressure-sensitive tapes, and wood sealers.

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Cellulose Acetate - CA-398-30 
CA-398-30 is a high-viscosity, high molecular weight cellulose acetate supplied as fine, dry, free-flowing powder. Its relatively uniform particle size permits good plasticizer distribution during blending and it offers good physical properties for molded and extruded articles.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-171-15 
CAB-171-15 has the lowest butyryl content and the lowest degree of solubility in the Eastman™ cellulose ester family. Films prepared with this ester offer superior toughness and hardness when compared with films prepared from other mixed esters.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-321-0.1 
Eastman CAB-321-0.1 is a cellulose ester with a low butyryl content (32.5%) and low molecular weight. Designed for use in automotive basecoats, it is resistant to attack and resistant to redisolve by solvents typical in clearcoats. It has a viscosity of 0.10 sec and 0.38 poise. It is supplied as a fine white powder.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-381-0.1 
Eastman CAB-381-0.1 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 are needed. Used where lower viscosity for higher solids formulations and increased toughness with excellent surface hardness is desired. Used in automotive basecoats for metallic flake control. It is supplied as a dry, free-flowing powder.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-381-0.5 
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-381-2 
CAB-381-2 is a cellulose ester with high butyryl content and high ASTM(A) viscosity. 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-381-2 BP 
CAB-381-2BP grade ester is a slight modification of the standard CAB-381-2 and has a lower viscosity. The BP grade was designed primarily to meet the needs of European formulators.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-381-20 
Eastman CAB-381-20 is a cellulose ester with high 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-381-20BP - 100% 
Eastman CAB-381-20BP grade ester is a lower hydroxyl content version of the standard CAB-381-20 and has a lower viscosity. The BP grade was designed primarily to meet the needs of European formulators.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-500-5 
Eastman CAB-500-5 is a cellulose ester with high butyryl content, low hydroxyl content, and medium viscosity. It produces a relatively soft, flexible film requiring little or no plasticizer in many applications and offers a wide range of solubility and compatibility. Useful in leather coatings and as a flow control additive in polyurethanes.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-531-1 
Eastman CAB-531-1 is a cellulose ester with a higher butyryl level than CAB-381 series esters, offering improved compatibility, but 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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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-551-0.01 
Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-551-0.01) has many unique attributes that will serve useful across many different coating application areas. It has the lowest Tg (glass transition temperature) of the CAB portfolio.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-551-0.01 - Food Contact 
Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-551-0.01, Food Contact) has many unique attributes that will serve use across many different coating application areas. It has the lowest Tg (glass transition temperature) of the CAB portfolio. It also has the second lowest M(n), which helps its compatibility with other coatings components. It is compatible with numerous cross-linking resins and has a lower solution viscosity.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-551-0.2 
Eastman CAB-551-0.2 is a cellulose ester with high butyryl content and relatively low molecular weight. Its good compatibility with various resin systems and its solubility in a wide variety of solvents make it useful as an additive in numerous coating compositions, including high-solids and thermoset coatings, and as a modifier for UV-curing systems.

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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate - CAB-553-0.4 
Eastman CAB-553-0.4 is soluble in low molecular weight alcohols as well as other common organic solvents. It has alcohol solubility with excellent compatibility and pigment-wetting characteristics. High hydroxyl content allows a high level of crosslinking. It will produce colorless films with good ultraviolet stability and is supplied as dry, free-flowing powder, offering maximum formulating convenience and flexibility.

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Cellulose Acetate Propionate - CAP-482-0.5 
CAP-482-0.5 Cellulose Acetate Propionate is a low odor, free-flowing powder and is especially suitable for use in inks, overprint varnishes, and nail lacquer topcoats. It is compliant with FDA additive regulations for use in certain food contact applications.

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Cellulose Acetate Propionate - CAP-482-20 
CAP-482-20 has similar characteristics to CAP-482-0.5, but with a higher viscosity. It is useful as a film former in inks, overprint varnishes, and nail lacquer topcoats and is compliant with FDA additive regulations for use in certain food contact applications.

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Cellulose Acetate Propionate - CAP-504-0.2 
CAP-504-0.2 is a free-flowing powder with low odor, low color, and high hydroxyl content. It has a low viscosity (0.2 seconds) and an approximate propionyl content of 42.5 wt %. CAP-504-0.2 is compatible with many ink resins and solvents.

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Chlorinated Polyolefin - 153-2 - 25% Solids in Xylene 
This product is a 25% solids solution of Chlorinated Polyolefin 153-2 in Xylene. It has a 21-25 wt % chlorine content and a Gardner color value of 12-15. It is recommended as an adhesion-promoting primer for untreated polyethylene-based substrates.


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