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Eastman Solus™ Family of Performance Additives Balances Performance, Sustainability and Productivity

Published on 2010-03-02. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, TN -- Eastman Chemical Company is poised to spotlight its portfolio of Eastman Solus™ performance additives for compliant coatings at the American Coating Show 2010 (April 13-15; Charlotte, NC). Eastman Solus™ products are engineered to meet customer needs for enhanced appearance, performance, and productivity to deliver sustainable solutions in VOC-compliant coatings.

Derived from natural and renewable cellulose material, Eastman Solus™ performance additives offer faster dry-to-touch time, excellent anti-sag behavior, improved flake orientation, a wider window of polishability, improved gloss after polishing and ease of sanding in automotive, industrial maintenance, aerospace, and cabinetry/furniture applications.

"The Solus™ product line is a reflection of our commitment to technology and market-based innovations," says Erin Bernhardt, Eastman's business manager for performance additives. "It combines superior performance characteristics, higher productivity, and regulatory compliance. We believe that Solus™ performance additives will enable our customers to develop unique, sustainable products for a diverse range of applications."

The family's first commercialized product, Eastman Solus™ 2100 performance additive, was introduced in 2007 and is quickly gaining market success. Debuting for high solids automotive refinish, Solus™ 2100 also offers superior performance benefits for other application areas such as alkyd and wood coatings.

The latest addition to the family - Solus™ 2300 - is ideally suited for applications such as automotive solvent borne basecoat and refinish. This unique product has been specifically engineered to help achieve higher solids and lower VOCs while improving performance, productivity and appearance.

"At Eastman we are continually looking for ways to offer value beyond just a product. The value that the Solus™ family brings to the table helps us do that," continues Bernhardt. "We are continuing to expand our product portfolio with the expected addition of the first waterborne product to the Solus™ family later this year."

Eastman also provides a comprehensive array of solvents, coalescents, specialty additives, adhesion promoters and resin intermediates used in conventional, high-solids, waterborne, and powder coatings for architectural, automotive and industrial applications.

Source: Eastman

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