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.