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Chemical Synonyms:

   Polyester-5

Product Description

Eastman AQ™ 55S polymer is a sulfopolyester that disperses directly in hot water without the assistance of surfactants or other additives. AQ 55S polymer aids the dispersion of many hydrophobic ingredients in water-based products and forms clear films at room temperature from aqueous dispersions. Eastman AQ ™55S has good film integrity when combined with other cosmetic ingredients and is the preferred AQ polymer to improve water and smudge resistance of water-based makeup and mascaras. In hairstyling products, AQ 55S provides excellent hold under high-humidity conditions and stiffness that is easily modified with plasticizers and thickeners. The "S" indicates AQ 55S is supplied as solid pellets.

Applications/Uses

  • Auto plastics
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Film modification
  • Formulators
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Hair care ingredients
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging inks non food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Protective coatings
  • Tape non food contact

Key Attributes

  • Excellent film formation with and without alcohol
  • High gloss
  • Long, lasting hold —— even in rain
  • Low tack
  • Smudge resistant
  • Tunable firmness
  • Water resistant

Regulatory Information and Data Sheets

Product Availability

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

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