Eastman

Product description

Picco™ A-100 hydrocarbon resin, with its low softening point and molecular weight has a high level of compatibility in various polymers. It has excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture, good resistance to oxygen, and is extremely water repellent. In addition, it provides excellent solvent release, tack and tack retention, excellent pigment wetting, and can be used with both reinforcing and non-reinforcing fillers.



Picco A-100 is a viscous fluid at rubber-milling temperatures, and aids compounding by reducing viscosity and by adding tack while on the rolls. These advantages, combined with improvement in mold flow during cure, are obtained without lowering the cured hardness of the finished product. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-100 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-100 is also utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.

Applications/uses

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road asphalt
  • Roofing
  • Specialty tape
  • Wire/cable

    Key attributes

    • Excellent pigment wetting
    • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
    • Non-reactive
    • Thermoplastic

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