K-FLEX® 500P is a dibenzoate coalescent for environmentally friendly, low-VOC paints. Specifically designed for the coatings industry, K-FLEX 500P provides formulators with a solution that meets regulations and consumer demands for lower VOC content, without sacrificing performance and value.
Offering excellent scrub resistance and gloss, K-FLEX 500P aids in the development of desirable performance characteristics while offering improved handling due to low temperature flexibility. Its performance and value make it a viable replacement to higher-volatility coalescents such as TMPDMIB (2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol monoisobutyrate) or even low-VOC types such as triethylene glycol di-2-ethylhexanoate.
|Acidity% (as benzoic acid, maximum %)||0.3|
|Assay% (As benzoate ester, Minimum,% )||98.0|
|Color Maximum (APHA)||100|
|Boiling Point (5 mm Hg,°C)||236|
|Density, ASTM D1475, 25°C g/ml||1.15|
|Density, ASTM D1475 ,25°C lbs/gal||9.6|
|Flash Point, ASTM D92, °C||232|
|Freeze Point, °C||0|
|Glass Point, by DSC, °C||-54|
|Moisture Content, %||0.02|
|Refractive Index, 25°C||1.5363|
|Solubility, in water, %||0.09|
|Solubility, water in %||0.61|
|Solubility Parameter, Small’s Hildebrands||9.8|
|Specific Gravity, 25/25°C||1.15|
|Surface Tension, ASTM D1331, 25°C, dynes/cm||44.4|
|Vapor Pressure, 25°C (extrapolated), mmHg||1.0 x 10-8|
|Viscocity, Brookfield RVT, 20 RPMs at 25°C, cps and mPa.S||107|
|Viscosity, Kinematic, 25deg;C, cSt||93|
|VOC, ASTM D2369, %||0.9|
|FDA CFR Listings|
|21 CFR 175.105||Yes|
|21 CFR 176.170||Yes|
|22 CFR 176.180||Yes|
K-FLEX is a registered trademark of Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC for its line of low-VOC plasticizers and coalescents. K-FLEX is also a registered trademark of King Industries, Inc. for its line of polyester and urethane polyols and resin modifiers.
Emerald does not warrant that these product(s) are suitable under applicable food additive / food contact regulations of any potential use. The responsibility for determining the overall compliance with applicable food additive / food contact laws and regulations is with the company manufacturing the final consumer product and/or the person placing the products described herein in contact with food. This information is provided in good faith and is believed accurate as of the date of this letter. No warranty is subsequently expressed or implied. Liability is expressly disclaimed.