Eastman

Hot-melt adhesives

Eastman manufactures a variety of products for hot-melt adhesives. Available with a variety of processing characteristics, properties can include low odor, good solubility, and excellent heat stability. These products also exhibit good tackifying characteristics and broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and other resins. Many of the resins meet FDA regulations, and manufacturers can select specific products to meet processing requirements.

 

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Benefits

Hydrocarbon resinsEastotac™Light to water-clear color, excellent color stability, broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and other resins
Endex™Increasing cohesive strength and high-temperature resistance of hot-melt adhesives, compatible with all types of styrene-containing polymers
Kristalex™Water-white initial color, excellent color stability, wide product range, compatibility with a wide range of alkyd resins, plastics, styrene-containing elastomers, waxes, and high-vinyl-acetate-content EVA
Picco™

Recommended when excellent acid and moisture resistance combined with outstanding pigment wetting is vital

Piccolastic™Low initial color, wide softening point range, nontacky until melted
Piccotac™Compatible with natural and synthetic rubbers, EVA copolymers, block copolymers, polyethylene and waxes
Piccotex™Water-white initial color, direct food contact FDA clearance for some grades, excellent thermal stability, broad compatibility
Plastolyn™Water-white initial color, excellent thermal stability, wide range of softening points, high cohesion
Regalite™Water-white initial color, direct food contact FDA clearance for some grades, excellent thermal stability, broad compatibility
Regalrez™Superior clarity, low color, thermal stability, oxidative stability, UV stability, wide compatibility
Hydrogenated rosin resinsForal™ Inherent oxidation resistance, color stability, tack retention, good aging characteristics
Foralyn™Light color and color stability, good oxidation resistance, good aging characteristics
Polyolefin polymersAerafin™Broad processing window with clean-running, low temperature processability, low odor, good adhesion, excellent peel strength, lower tackifier loading than most SBC formulations, excellent thermal stability, compatibility with hydrocarbon tackifier resins
Eastoflex™Low odor, broad range of compatibility with a variety of elastomers, polymers, and tackifying resins
Rosin resins Abalyn™Excellent compatibility with almost all polymers, tacky, high viscous
Abitol™Excellent color, low odor, good tack and adhesion, wide range of compatibility and solvency, resistance to oxidation, reactive hydroxyl group
Dresinate™Recommended for a wide variety of emulsifiers based on rosin soap
Dymerex™

Recommended to improve adhesion with less cohesion loss

Foral™ Inherent oxidation resistance, color stability, tack retention, good aging characteristics
Foralyn™Light color and color stability, good oxidation resistance, good aging characteristics
Metalyn™Recommended when excellent compatibility is required
Pentalyn™Compatibility with a variety of materials, including natural and synthetic elastomers, thermoplastics,cellulose derivatives and waxes
Permalyn™Excellent gloss and pigment-wetting properties, compatible with many materials, including natural and synthetic elastomers, polymer and copolymer thermoplastics, and cellulose derivatives as well as natural and hydrocarbon waxes
Poly-Pale™Recommended in applications requiring no crystallization
Staybelite-E™Inherent oxidation resistance, color stability, tack retention, good aging characteristics
Tall oil and fatty
 acid derivative
Pamolyn™Recommended in applications where low odor combined with excellent color stability is important
Water-dispersible polymer Eastman AQ™Water dispersible, low color, thermal stability, compatible with rosin resins, aromatic hydrocarbon resins and benzoate plasticizers
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