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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