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Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB)

CAB is a strong and durable material that can be used in tough environmental conditions. With the addition of additives, CAB can be UV stabilized with the additive UVEX so that it is able to withstand sunlight for more prolonged periods of time. Great at absorbing impacts, this material is used heavily in the automotive, aerospace, outdoor advertising, and construction industries, just to name a few.

It is important to note that while butyrate (the generally accepted name for CAB) is durable, it is adversely affected by alkalis, paint removers, acetones, and alcohols. We do not recommend using CAB for products that come in direct contact with these chemicals.

If you are looking for a tough and durable material that works well outdoors, CAB with UVEX may be for you. Butyrate has a high surface gloss finish that may be attractive for certain markets. However, if you are intending to use your product near tough chemicals like those listed above, you may want to read about our other materials.

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