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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-531-1)


Applications
  • Ace machinery & equipment
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Apparel
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Automotive protective coatings
  • Coil coatings
  • Coil coatings-appliances
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Compensation film
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Fugitive binder
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Industrial electronics
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Leather coatings
  • Metal coatings
  • Metal furniture
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Other-transportation
  • Overprint varnishes
  • Pack & carton coatings
  • Paints & coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Safety glasses/shield
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Solar panels
  • Tac film
  • Truck/bus/RV
  • Wood coatings

Product Description
Eastman Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-531-1) is a cellulose ester with a higher butyryl level than Eastman CAB-381 type esters. Tough films with good resistance to marring and weathering are possible through combinations of cellulose acetate butyrate with thermoplastic acrylic resins. Eastman CAB-531-1 and CAB-381 esters are similar in hydroxyl content and solubility characteristics, both being soluble in a wide range of solvents. Eastman CAB-531-1 is a more flexible resin that requires lower plasticizer modification than the Eastman CAB-381 esters. When dissolved in appropriate solvents selected for CAB-531-1, a clear, colorless solution is produced.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
General
Viscositya2 s
 5.6 poise
Acetyl Content3 wt %
Butyryl Content50 wt %
Hydroxyl Content1.7 %
Moisture Content3.0 max %
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)115 °C
Melting range135-150 °C
Bulk Density 
     Poured480 kg/m3 (30 lb/ft3)
     Tapped576 kg/m3 (36 lb/ft3)
Specific Gravity1.17
Acidity 
     as Acetic Acid0.02 wt %
Ash Content0.05 %
Refractive Index1.475
Dielectric Strength787-984 kv/cm (2-2.5 kv/mil)
Tukon Hardness15 Knoops
Wt/Vol 
     (Cast Film)1.17 kg/L (9.75 lb/gal)
Heat Test 
     @ 160°C for 8 hrTan melt

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).



Comments
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.


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