NATURETEX® 140

Micronized naturally derived cellulose acetate for reducing gloss and adding consistent surface texture and structure to a wide variety of paints and coatings


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Provides gloss reduction with improved burnish resistance vs. silica
  • Adds mild to moderate texture effects to the coating surface
  • Naturally derived and biodegradable in both freshwater and marine environments
  • High melting point
  • Hydroxyl functionality (OH value 116)
  • Microplastic alternative

COMPOSITION

Cellulose acetate

RENEWABLE CARBON INDEX

61%

RECOMMENDED ADDITION LEVELS

2.0-5.0% depending on the level of gloss reduction desired (on total formula weight)

SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Water based, solvent based, industrial coatings including metal, plastics and masonry, architectural wall and trim paints; stains, sealers and varnishes; wood coatings; floor coatings.

Natural or Naturally Derived

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

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Density at 25 °C (g/cc)1.3
Maximum Particle Size (µm)105 (140 mesh)
Mean Particle Size (µm)45.0 - 55.0
Melting Point °CN/A
Moisture Content<5%
Natural or Naturally DerivedYes
Formulation Advisory: NatureTex may begin to discolor at cure temperatures exceeding 180 °C, with thermal degradation beginning above 300 °C. NatureTex may have some solubility in ester and ketone based formulas

FEATURED PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

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Burnish Resistance
In-Can Stability
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Non-Skid
Scratch and Mar Resistance
Texture
Heat Resistance
In-Can Stability
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Texture
Key: Effective     Very Effective     Extremely Effective