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Eastman offers coalescents for architectural coatings

August 11, 2005

Eastman offers coalescents for architectural coatings
Eastman Chemical Co. is highlighting a new portfolio of coalescents for the U.S. architectural coatings market. The portfolio includes Texanol ester alcohol, Eastman EEH solvent and Optifilm Enhancer 400. These coalescents, used individually or in combination, help formulators optimize performance in their architectural coatings, while meeting VOC regulations. Optifilm Enhancer 400 is Eastman’s newest coalescent. Low odor and extremely low in VOCs, it is suitable for a variety of architectural paints. In regions with the most stringent VOC regulations, Optifilm Enhancer 400 can be blended with Texanol ester alcohol or Eastman EEH solvent to further minimize VOC while maintaining a desired balance of performance properties, according to the company. More info: Eastman Chemical Co., (423) 229-6636; E-mail: peschbach@eastman.com; Web: www.eastman.com.

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