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Eastman to Discuss on Cellulose Esters for Coatings at the CTT Conference

Published on 2016-08-31. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- The chemistry of cellulose esters and the benefits they offer to coatings formulators will be the focus of a presentation by Eastman senior technical service representative Koustubh Kulkarni at Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Kulkarni supervises Eastman’s Coatings Application Facility, which boasts a state-of-the-art robotic bell application lab along with conventional and airless spray application capabilities. He’s scheduled to give his presentation, “Cellulose Esters: Adding Value from Formulation to Film,” on Wednesday, September 14, from 2-2:30 p.m.

Advantages of Cellulose Esters:

Cellulose Esters
  • It has broad compatibility 
  • Provides application robustness 
  • Enables faster drying times in paint formulations,
  • Provides better flake orientation in metallic paints, 
  • Helps in improved flow and levelling 
  • Provides luxurious hand feel

Cellulose esters come in a broad palette of materials with varying:
  • Structural properties
  • Molecular weights
  • Viscosities

With Eastman’s broad portfolio of cellulose esters, formulators can find the right one to meet their formulation needs.

Some of the most common applications for cellulose esters include automotive, industrial and wood coatings; inks; nail polishes; leather coatings; and soft-feel coatings.

During his presentation, Kulkarni will also discuss ways to use cellulose esters in high solids formulations to balance VOC compliance with improved performance.

About Eastman

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.  

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Source: Eastman
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