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 

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Foral hydrogenated rosin resins

​Foral™ hydrogenated rosin resins are based on highly stabilized rosin developed for the adhesives and coatings industry. They are available with a softening point range from 80° to 110°C.

Physical Properties Comparison:

Chemical Type:

Highly hydrogenated rosin acids and rosin esters


Hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives; cosmetics and personal care


Inherent oxidation resistance, color stability, tack retention, good aging characteristics

Typical Markets:

Nonwoven, special tapes & labels

​Foral™ is a registered trademark of Hercules Incorporated in the United States, Canada and Mexico and used under license therein. All other worldwide rights in the mark Foral™ are reserved by Eastman.