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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Effusion™ Plasticizer


Applications
  • Automotive
  • Flooring
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Paints & coatings
  • Vinyl plastisols

Product Description
Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer is a high solvating non-phthalate plasticizer that provides lower plastisol viscosity, excellent low temperature flexibility, and fusion rates similar to typical high solvating plasticizers in vinyl formulations. As a non-phthalate plasticizer for waterborne adhesives, it lowers the systems Tg and provides comparable viscosity response to currently used plasticizers.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
General
Acidity (wt%)0.01 max.
Color Pt-Co20 max.
Refractive Index 
     @ 25°C1.495
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C1.045
Boiling Point646 °F (341 °C)
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup374 °F (190 °C)
Freezing Point<68 °F (<20 °C)
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C<0.0003 torr (<0.038 Pa)
Viscosity 
     @ 25°C16 cP (16 mPa·s)
Wt/Vol 
     @ 20°C8.72 lb/gal (1.04 kg/L)



Handling Precautions
For detailed information on toxicological properties and handling precautions please refer to the current Safety Data Sheet. This information sheet can be downloaded from our web site or requested from the nearest Eastman office and should be consulted before handling this product.

Storage

Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer can begin to crystallize and freeze at or below <20°C (68°F) and therefore requires heated storage tanks, heat?traced transfer lines, and pumps to prevent freezing and to facilitate transferring during cold weather. A storage temperature of 25°?27°C (77°?80°F) is recommended.

In colder climates, it is recommended that storage tanks be insulated and pumps and transfer piping be insulated and heat traced with self-regulating low?temperature heating cable. Insulating these storage tanks will also aid in conserving energy. When sizing transfer lines and pumps, the higher resistance to flow of this plasticizer should be taken into account. If moisture content of the ester is critical, the tank should be vented to the atmosphere through a desiccant dryer. An overpressure/vacuum relief device should be provided for the tank.

In the event the plasticizer partially or completely solidifies or, the storage tank, transfer lines, or pump containing the material should be heated gradually to prevent discoloration and or degradation of the plasticizer. The temperature should be raised a few degrees at a time to 30-37°C (87-97°F) and allowed to mix for 24 hours to ensure all solids and/or crystals have melted. It is important to understand that the composition and performance of this material will not change if it goes through a freeze/thaw cycle.



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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