Eastman™ Retarder Solvent is an efficient, low toxicity solvent used as a retarder solvent for industrial bake coatings. It is compatible with a variety of resin systems, and therefore has utility over a wide range of application conditions and substrates. It resists yellowing during cure while delivering excellent leveling and gloss, enabling consistent film quality and minimizing surface coating defects.
To demonstrate its utility in industrial bake applications, Eastman™ Retarder Solvent was evaluated versus DBE in a typical coil coating formulation. The technical tip titled Eastman™ Retarder Solvent and Optifilm™ Enhancer 300 for Industrial Bake Coatings below outlines the procedure used and the evaluation results.
Eastman™ Retarder Solvent is currently only available in the Asia Pacific region.
1Vapor pressure < 0.01kPa @ 293,15 K as per Solvent Emissions Directive 1999/13/EC