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Technical Data Sheet
Velate™ 368 Coalescent

  • Architectural coatings
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • Interior flat architectural coatings
  • Interior non-flat architectural coatings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Good coalescing efficiency
  • Low odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Non-yellowing
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable

Product Description
Velate™ 368 is low odor and low viscosity coalescent. By virtue of having lower odor than most coalescents, paints formulated with Velate™ 368 have minimal or no odor in freshly painted rooms. The principal use of Velate™ 368 is as a coalescent for trade sales latex paints.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Assay99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature398 °C
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg297 °C (566.6 °F)
Coefficient of thermal expansion0.00072 cm3/cm3/°C
     Pt-Co40 max.
Dielectric breakdown voltage40 KV
Flash Point 
     Open cup162 °C
Heat of Combustion15,695 Btu/lb
Pour Point<-57 °C
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.489
     Aliphatic hydrocarbonsSoluble
     Aromatic hydrocarbonsSoluble
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C/25°C0.962
     @ 0°C0.020 Pa.s

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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