Eastman

Product description

Eastman™ n-Propyl Propionate is a non-HAP, medium evaporating, urethane grade solvent that provides good activity for most coating resins. Its good activity yields efficient resin viscosity reduction that enables the development of lower VOC coatings. Eastman n-propyl propionate linear structure allows fast diffusion through coatings and printing inks films. It has lower odor than solvents of similar volatility.

Many resins are letdown in a solvent thinning tank to make handling, storing, and shipping easier. Eastman™ n-Propyl Propionate is useful as a letdown solvent because of its low volatility, good solvent activity, and urethane grade quality. Since this product is not a HAP, it is a good choice when formulating solvent blend replacements for toluene and xylene in coating applications such as high-solids thermoset enamels. Its high electrical resistivity is beneficial in optimizing transfer efficiency in coatings applied via electrostatic spray equipment.

*Modeled using The Estimation Programs Interface (EPI) Suite™ (EPA), BIOWIN v4.10 module

Applications/uses

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Marine
  • Metal coatings
  • Process solvents
  • Wood coatings

    Key attributes

    • Good solvent activity
    • High electrical resistance
    • Low MIR value
    • Low surface tension
    • Low water solubility
    • Medium evaporation rate
    • Mild odor
    • Non-HAP
    • Non-SARA
    • Predicted to be readily biodegradable*
    • REACH compliant
    • 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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