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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-6)

  • Ace machinery & equipment
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto refinish
  • Coil coatings
  • Compensation film
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Electronic chemicals
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Pack & carton coatings
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging tape
  • Paints & coatings
  • Photographic imaging film
  • Process additives
  • Specialty tape
  • Tac film
  • Water treatment industrial
  • Wood coatings

Product Description
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate (CA-398-6) is a low viscosity solution grade cellulose acetate. Eastman™ cellulose acetate is supplied in the form of fine, dry, free-flowing powder. Food additive regulations issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permit use of cellulose acetate in specific food packaging applications. Cellulose acetate is also prior sanctioned for use in film in food-contact applications. CA is also recognized by the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in paper and paperboard in contact with food.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Acetyl Content39.8 wt %
Combined Acetic Acid Content55.5 %
Hydroxyl Content3.5 wt %
Viscosityb22.8 poise
Colora80 ppm
Hazea25 ppm
Ash Content<0.05 %
     as Acetic Acid0.1 wt % max.
Refractive Index1.475
Melting Point230-250 °C
Specific Gravity1.31
Wt/Vol1.31 kg/L (10.9 lb/gal)
Bulk Density 
     Poured400 kg/m3 (25 lb/ft3)
Dielectric Strength669 kv/cm (1.7 kv/mil)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)182 °C
Tukon Hardness26 Knoops

aDetermination of color and haze is made on CAB solutions using Pt-Co standards for color and a monodisperse latex suspension for haze according to ASTM Method D 871 and Eastman Test Method TECE-A-CL-G-VIS-16-1 with a Gardner Model XL-835 colorimeter.
bViscosity determined by ASTM Method D 1343. Results converted to poises (ASTM Method D 1343) using the solution density for Formula A as stated in ASTM Method D 817 (20% Cellulose ester, 72% acetone, 8% ethyl alcohol).

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.