Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-551-0.2, Food Contact) is a cellulose ester with high butyryl content and relatively low molecular weight. It is compatible with numerous cross-linking resins and has a lower solution viscosity. In coatings, Eastman CAB-551-0.2, Food Contact gives clear films, reduces surface tack and mottling, minimizes cratering, improves flow and thermal reflow, and provides inter coat adhesion and good UV stability. It is useful for durable cross-linked formulations. Its good compatibility with a wide range of curing resin systems and its solubility in a wide variety of solvents and solvent combinations make it useful as an additive in numerous coating compositions. When CAB-551-0.2, Food Contact is dissolved in appropriate solvents a clear, colorless solution is produced.
Eastman CAB-551-0.2, Food Contact is based on cellulose, one of the most abundant natural renewable resources, from trees harvested from sustainably managed forests.
This product is manufactured, stored, handled and transported by Eastman under conditions adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practices for food contact applications. This product meets requirements for use in certain food contact applications under regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR), European Commission (Regulation 10/2011) and the Swiss Ordinance on Materials & Articles in Contact with Food (SR 817.023.21). Contact your Eastman representative or authorized Eastman distributor for specific regulatory compliance documentation.
For applications that do not require food contact compliance, please refer to Eastman CAB-551-0.2.