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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate Propionate (CAP-482-0.5)

Chemical Synonym
  • Cellulose Acetate Propionate
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Cosmetic ingredients - nails
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Industrial electronics
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Inkjet printing inks
  • Inks
  • Leather coatings
  • Lighting
  • Metal coatings
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Pack & carton coatings
  • Packaging coatings non food contact
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging inks non food contact
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Photographic imaging film
  • Process additives
  • Protective & performance film
  • Protective coatings
  • Shrink film non food contact
  • Tac film
  • Truck/bus/RV
  • Water treatment industrial
  • Wood coatings

Product Description
Eastman CAP-482-0.5 Cellulose Acetate Propionate is a low-odor, free-flowing powder. It is especially adaptable for use in printing inks and clear overprint varnishes because of its wide solubility in ink solvents, compatibility with other resins used in printing inks, and high melting point. Films formed from Eastman CAP-482-0.5 have fast solvent release, excellent antiblocking properties, and grease resistance superior to that of other film-formers. Its solubility and hardness make CAP-482-0.5 an excellent resin for nail lacquer topcoats. It is often used in combination with Eastman CAP-482-20 to optimize the formulation viscosity. Eastman CAP-482-0.5 is lawful for use in certain food-contact applications subject to the food additive regulations of the FDA.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Acetyl Content2.5 wt %
Propionyl Content45 wt %
Hydroxyl Content2.6 wt %
Melting Point188-210 °C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)142 °C
     as Acetic Acid0.02 wt %
Ash Content0.05 wt %
Refractive Index1.475 n(25°C/D)
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C/25°C1.23
     @ 20°C1.23 kg/L (10.2 lb/gal)
Tukon Hardness23 Knoops
Viscositya1.53 poise

aViscosity 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.