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Product description

Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate CAB-381-2 is a cellulose ester with medium butyryl content and high viscosity. Other than a higher viscosity and molecular weight, this cellulose ester shares the same general characteristics as CAB-381-0.1 and CAB-381-0.5. CAB-381-2 offers a combination of solubility and compatibility, moisture resistance, excellent surface hardness, and good film strength. When CAB-381-2 is dissolved in appropriate solvents a clear, colorless solution is produced. It is supplied as a dry, free-flowing powder.

Eastman CAB-381-2 is based on cellulose, one of the most abundant natural renewable resources, from trees harvested from sustainably managed forests. The calculated approximate bio-content value of 40% for Eastman CAB-381-2 was determined by using six bio-based carbon atoms per anhyroglucose unit divided by the total number of carbons per anhyroglucose unit. Although the value reported is not specifically measured for bio-carbon, it can be estimated based on typical partition data.

For applications that require food contact compliance, please refer to Eastman CAB-381-2, Food Contact.

Applications/uses

  • Ace machinery & equipment
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Automotive protective coatings
  • Coil coatings
  • Coil coatings-appliances
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Industrial electronics
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Inkjet printing inks
  • Leather coatings
  • Metal coatings
  • Motorcycles
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Other-transportation
  • Overprint varnishes
  • Pack & carton coatings
  • Paints & coatings
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Process additives
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Safety glasses/shield
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Truck/bus/RV
  • Water treatment industrial
  • Wood coatings

Regulatory information and data sheets

Product availability

Check with local sales office to determine exact availability by country. Orders subjected to minimum order quantity.
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa
  • Latin America
  • North America

Authorized distributors

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