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

Piccotac hydrocarbon resins

​Piccotac™ hydrocarbon resins are low molecular weight, aliphatic resins available with softening point ranges from liquid to 110°C. They are used in applications where compatibility with natural and synthetic rubbers is critical.

Physical Properties Comparison:

Chemical Type:

Aliphatic hydrocarbon resin


Adhesives, tackifying resin in rubber-compounding, natural rubber-based sensitive adhesives, and high EVA content resin-based hot melts


Compatible with natural and synthetic rubbers, EVA copolymers, block copolymers, polyethylene and waxes

Typical Markets:

Assembly, pressure sensitive adhesive, tapes & labels, rubber, asphalt modification, roofing, road paving