Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate Propionate (CAP-482-0.5)
Cellulose Acetate Propionate
Commerical printing inks
Cosmetic ingredients - nails
Flexographic printing inks
General industrial coatings
Gravure printing inks
Inkjet printing inks
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
Protective & performance film
Shrink film non food contact
Water treatment industrial
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 Value, Units
2.5 wt %
45 wt %
2.6 wt %
Glass Transition Temperature (T
as Acetic Acid
0.02 wt %
0.05 wt %
1.23 kg/L (10.2 lb/gal)
Viscosity 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.
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