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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-381-2)


Chemical Synonym
  • Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Applications
  • Ace machinery & equipment
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Automotive protective coatings
  • Coil coatings
  • Coil coatings-appliances
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Industrial electronics
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Inkjet printing inks
  • Leather coatings
  • Metal coatings
  • Motorcycles
  • Non-medical housings & hardware for elec
  • Other-transportation
  • Pack & carton coatings
  • Packaging inks food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Process additives
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Safety glasses/shield
  • Small appliances non-food contact
  • Truck/bus/RV
  • Water treatment industrial
  • Wood coatings

Product Description
Eastman CAB-381-2 is a cellulose ester with high butyryl content and high ASTM(A) viscosity. Other than a higher viscosity and molecular weight, this cellulose ester shares the same general characteristics as CAB-381-0.1 and CAB-381-0.5. CAB-381-2 offers a combination of solubility and compatibility, moisture resistance, excellent surface hardness, and good film strength. It is supplied as a dry, free-flowing powder. Eastman cellulose esters are based on up to sixty percent cellulose, one of the most abundant natural renewable resources.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
General
Butyryl Content38 wt %
Acetyl Content13.5 wt %
Hydroxyl Content1.3 %
Viscositya7.6 poise
Colorb125 ppm
Hazeb35 ppm
Acidity 
     as Acetic Acid<0.03 wt % max.
Ash Content0.05 %
Refractive Index1.475
Heat Test 
     @ 160°C for 8 hrTan melt
Melting Point171-184 °C
Specific Gravity1.2
Wt/Vol 
     (Cast Film)1.2 kg/L (10.0 lb/gal)
Bulk Density 
     Poured352 kg/m3 (22 lb/ft3)
     Tapped465 kg/m3 (29 lb/ft3)
Dielectric Strength787-984 kv/cm (2-2.5 kv/mil)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)133 °C
Molecular Weightc 
     Mn40000
Tukon Hardness18 Knoops

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).
bDetermination of color and haze made on a solution of the cellulose ester dissolved in MIBK using Pt-Co color standards and Johns-Manville Celite (diatomaceous silica products) haze standards.
cPolystyrene equivalent number average molecular weight determined by gel permeation chromatography.



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.


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