Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-500-5) is a cellulose ester with high butyryl content, low hydroxyl content and medium ASTM(A) viscosity. It offers a wide range of solubility and compatibility. It is tolerant of nonpolar aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. It produces a relatively soft, flexible film requiring little or no plasticizer in many applications. When CAB-500-5 is dissolved in appropriate solvents a clear, colorless solution is produced. Eastman CAB-500-5 is supplied as a dry, white free-flowing powder and is convenient to handle.
Eastman CAP-500-5 is based on cellulose, one of the most abundant natural renewable resources. The calculated approximate bio-content value of 37% for Eastman CAB-500-5 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.