Eastman

Product Description

Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol is the premier coalescent for latex paints. It performs well in all types of latex paints, in a variety of weather conditions, and over substrates with different levels of porosity. Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol provides the highest level of film integrity at low levels of coalescent, enhancing the performance properties of the paint including low temperature coalescence, touch-up, scrub resistance, washability, color development, thermal flexibility, and resistance to mudcracking. Eastman Texanol™; ester alcohol also enhances thickening efficiency when used with associative thickeners.

Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol also works well in a variety of other applications. It is an ideal choice as a retarder solvent for use in coil coatings and high-bake enamels. Its unique balance of properties also makes it useful for a variety of chemical specialty applications such as ore flotation / frothing, oil-drilling muds, wood preservative carriers, and floor polishes.

With a boiling point of 254°C, (vapor pressure 0.01 kPa @ 20°C), Eastman Texanol ester alcohol is not classified as a VOC according to European Union Decopaint Directive 2004/42/EC (commonly referred to as the Decopaint Directive); European Union Solvent Emissions Directive); and the China State Environmental Protection agency. Due to its non-VOC status, low toxicity, and biodegradability, Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol has been awarded Green Label Type II certificate in China by the China Environmental United Certification Co. Ltd. (CEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA).

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Applications/Uses

  • Adhesives/sealants-b&c
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • General industrial coatings
  • Interior flat architectural coatings
  • Interior non-flat architectural coatings
  • Lithographic printing inks
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Process additives
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Wood coatings

Key Attributes

  • Ease of addition to latex paints
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Excellent hydrolytic stability
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low flammability rating
  • Low freezing point
  • Low water solubility
  • LVP-VOC
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Not classified as a VOC per China State Environmental Protection Agency
  • Not classified as a VOC per European Union Directive 2004/42/EC
  • Not classified as a VOC per European Union Solvent Emissions Directive
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Recognized by China with "Green Label II" certificate (low toxicity, non-VOC and environmental friendly biodegradable product)

Regulatory Information and Data Sheets

Product Availability

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  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
  • North America

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