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Feature Publication:
  WA-86, Eastman's Spectrum of Hydrocarbon Resins (pdf)

  RES-3645, Eastman pure monomer resins (TPE) (pdf)
   
Feature Technology:
  Hot Melt Adhesives

Piccotex™ hydrocarbon resins are made from mixed purified aromatic materials. Due to the diversified composition of the base materials Piccotex™ resins function more like aromatic resins based on crude aromatic oil than other types of pure monomer aromatic resins. Since Piccotex™ hydrocarbon resins are based on pure monomers, however, they are water-white in initial color and exhibit excellent thermal stability. They are therefore suitable for adhesive applications where color and stability are critical when a highly colored aromatic tackifier will not suffice. Piccotex™ hydrocarbon resins are compatible with S-B-S block copolymers, high vinyl acetate content EVA resins, SBR, polychloroprene, and acrylic elastomers. Piccotex™ hydrocarbon resins are available in a wide range of softening points from 75-120°C. Piccotex™ resins will also act as end-block modifiers for all types of block copolymers, but have the best overall compatibility with S-B-S type block copolymers.

 

Physical Properties Comparison:

Pure Monomer Resins Property Comparison 

Chemical Type:Aromatic pure monomer hydrocarbon resins
Applications:Hot melt adhesives, sealants, coatings, rubber modification
Benefits:Water-white initial color, direct food contact FDA clearance for some grades, excellent thermal stability, broad compatibility
Typical Markets: Hot melt adhesives, sealants, coatings, bookbinding, rubber and plastic compounding
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