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Product description

Foral™ AX-E fully hydrogenated rosin is a thermoplastic, acidic resin produced by hydrogenating rosin to an exceptionally high degree. It is the palest, most highly stabilized rosin commercially available from Eastman. Compared with Staybelite™ resin-E partially hydrogenated rosin, a hydrogenated rosin long established and widely used for its pale color and high oxidation resistance, Foral AX-E has better initial color and color retention, and even greater resistance to oxidation.







It is especially indicated as the tackifier and resin modifier in solvent adhesives and hot-melt applied coatings and adhesives that must excel in these properties. It is also used in UV cured acrylics to improve adhesion to low surface energy substrates.

Applications/uses

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Caps & lids non-food contact
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Solder flux
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape
  • Wire/cable

Key attributes

  • Alcohol-soluble
  • Compatible with UV acrylic adhesives
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • High acid number
  • Improved adhesion to low surface energy substrates
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Very light color

    Regulatory information and data sheets

    Product availability

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    • Asia Pacific
    • Europe, Middle East, & Africa
    • Latin America
    • North America

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