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Isobutyl Isobutyrate (IBIB)


  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Intermediates
  • Packaging inks non food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Wood coatings

Key attributes

  • 42% biodegradation (28 days)
  • Good solvent activity
  • High blush resistance
  • High electrical resistance
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low MIR value
  • Low density
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Low-cost retarder solvent
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade

Product description

<p>Eastman™ IBIB (Isobutyl Isobutyrate) is an economical retarder solvent that is used in nitrocellulose lacquers, coatings for plastic substrates, and high-solids coatings. It is a slow-evaporating solvent with good flow and leveling characteristics, and good blush resistance. It is an economical, urethane grade, active solvent for nitrocellulose. The low surface tension of IBIB is valuable in applications where improved wetting of the substrate is needed. With low water miscibility, IBIB is an excellent retarder solvent for moisture-sensitive coatings such as 2-K polyurethanes. IBIB has high electrical resistance, which is helpful in adjusting the resistivity of coatings applied using electrostatic spray equipment.</p> <p>The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, <a href="https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-federal-insecticide-fungicide-and-rodenticide-act" target=_blank>click here</a>.</p>

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  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

  • North America

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