Adhesives Resins Business

Eastman Chemical Company completed the sale of the Adhesives Resins Business to Synthomer on April 1, 2022. The sale includes the following products:

  • Hydrocarbon resins (including Eastman Impera tire resins)
  • Pure monomer resins 
  • Polyolefin polymers 
  • Rosins and dispersions 
  • Oleochemical and fatty-acid based resins 

Read Eastman press release
Read Synthomer press release

Eastotac™ hydrocarbon resins

Eastotac™ hydrocarbon resins are low molecular weight, water-white to light color, inert thermoplastic resins derived from petrochemical feedstock and are available with softening points from 100° to 142°C. These resins are suggested for applications where excellent color stability and low odor are critical.

Physical Properties Comparison: Hydrocarbon Resins


Chemical Type:Hydrogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon resin


Applications:Hot melt and pressure-sensitive adhesive


Benefits:Light to water-clear color, excellent color stability, broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and other resins


Typical Markets:Nonwoven, tapes, labels, assembly, packaging
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