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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Read Synthomer press release

Tacolyn resin dispersions

​Tacolyn™ resin dispersions are aqueous, solvent-free dispersions for the manufacturing of pressure-sensitive adhesives based on natural rubber and acrylic or carboxylated SBR emulsions. They are recommended for environmentally friendly applications, especially when seeking improved adhesion to polyolefin-based substrates.

Physical Properties Comparison:

Chemical Type:

Various Eastman resins dispersed in water


Tapes & labels, tackifier for contact adhesives, concrete curing


Solvent-free, environmentally-friendly, improves adhesion to polyethylene and polypropylene packaging substrates

Typical Markets:

Assembly, automotive, building & construction, laminating, pressure-sensitive