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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Cellulose Acetate (CA-394-60LF)

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Compounders
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer housewares-NFC
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Electronic chemicals
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Inkjet printing inks
  • Lubricants
  • Metal furniture
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Other-LCD displays
  • Pack & carton coatings
  • Paints & coatings
  • Photographic imaging film
  • Process additives
  • Protective coatings
  • Tac film
  • Tape non food contact
  • Water treatment industrial
  • Wood coatings

Product Description
Eastman Cellulose Acetate (CA-394-60LF) is produced by the controlled esterification of purified raw cellulose with acetic acid and acetic anhydride. It is a very high-melting, low odor cellulose ester having limited solubility and compatibility. This multipurpose rheology enhancer, offers high strength and good resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, oils, and greases. It is useful in lacquers for glass, plastic, wire and release coatings and is available in unfiltered pellet form.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Combined Acetic Acid Content55 %
Viscositya228 poise
Colorb635 ppm
Hazeb40 ppm
Ash Content<0.05 %
     as Acetic Acid0.1 wt % max.
Refractive Index1.475
Melting Point240-260 °C
Specific Gravity1.32
Wt/Vol1.32 kg/L (11.1 lb/gal)
Bulk Density 
     Poured320 kg/m3 (20 lb/ft3)
     Tapped400 kg/m3 (25 lb/ft3)
Dielectric Strength669 kv/cm (1.7 kv/mil)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)180 °C
Tukon Hardness27 Knoops
Acetyl Content39.5 wt %
Hydroxyl Content4.0 wt %

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 CAB solution using Pt-Co standard (color) and a monodisperse latex suspension (haze). Analysis is performed with a Gardner Model XL-835 Colorimeter.

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.