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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
Effusion
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.

Effusion™ Plasticizer

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
Effusion
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.
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Adhesive & Sealant Types
Recommended Applications
  • Automotive
  • Flooring
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Paints & coatings
  • Vinyl plastisols

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ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Aciditymax. 0.01wt %-
Boiling Point646 (341)°F (°C)-
Color Pt-Comax. 20--
Flash Point Setaflash Closed Cup385 (196)°F (°C)-
Melting Pointmax. 68 (max. 20)°F (°C)-
Refractive Index at 25°C1.495--
Specific Gravity at 20°C1.045--
Vapor Pressure at 20°Cmax. 0.0003 (max. 0.038)torr (Pa)-
Viscosity at 25°C16 (16)cp (mPa·s)-
Wt/Vol at 20°C8.72 (1.04)lb/gal (kg/L)-

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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.

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Effusion Plasticizer Sales Specifications Sheet
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Stick With The Safe Choice Eastman Non-phthalate Plasticizers for Adhesives, Sealants, and Caulks
Brochure
Stick with the Safe Choice
Brochure
Proven Value for PVC Plastisols: Specialty Plasticizers for PVC Applications
Brochure
Innovations That Move Markets - Eastman Non-Phthalate Plasticizers for the Automotive Industry
Brochure