Eastman

Product description

Kristalex™ 5140LV hydrocarbon resin is a high softening point, low molecular weight resin with low organic volatile content produced by copolymerization of pure aromatic monomers. It is designed primarily for use as a modifier resin in high performance adhesives and coating compositions. In these applications, its water clear color, heat stability, and resistance to oxidation and discoloration are the advantages. In EVA-based hot melt adhesives, Kristalex™ 5140LV is compatible with EVA grades with up to 18% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color adhesives with improved high temperature resistance. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives, Kristalex™ 5140LV preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Kristalex™ 5140LV complies with many FDA regulations for applications involving direct contact with food. Compliance with a given regulation in a specific situation should be verified prior to use in a food contacting application.

Applications/uses

  • Adhesives/sealants-b&c
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case & carton sealing closings
  • Casting wax
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Concrete
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Marine
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires

Key attributes

  • Excellent thermal stability
  • High softening point
  • Low organic volatile content
  • Made from pure aromatic monomer
  • Water-white initial color

    Regulatory information and data sheets

    Product availability

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

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