Eastman

Product description

Eastman™ n-Butyl Propionate is a non-HAP, slow evaporating, and urethane grade solvent with good solvent activity for most coating resins. In lacquers and ambient cure enamels, this solvent is used as a retarder solvent. Its slow evaporation rate allows for flow and leveling but does not prevent the quick rubbing and sanding of the lacquer. Many resins are letdown in a solvent thinning tank to make handling, storing, and shipping easier. Eastman™ n-Butyl Propionate is useful as a letdown solvent because of its low volatility, good solvent activity, and urethane grade quality.

Since n-Butyl Propionate is not on EPA's HAP list, it is a good choice for replacing xylene in coating applications such as high-solids thermoset enamels. It is also used as a processing solvent for high-solids acrylic resins, and for coatings applied via electrostatic spray equipment.

Applications/uses

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto oem
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Wood coatings

    Key attributes

    • Good solvent activity
    • High electrical resistance
    • Low MIR value
    • Low surface tension
    • Low water solubility
    • Mild odor
    • Non-HAP
    • Non-SARA
    • REACH compliant
    • Readily biodegradable
    • Slow evaporation rate
    • Urethane grade

      Regulatory information and data sheets

      Product availability

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

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