Product description

Kristalex™ 3105SD hydrocarbon resin complies with many FDA regulations for applications involving food contact. It is a water-white, highly color stable, nonpolar, low molecular weight thermoplastic polymer with low organic volatile content and excellent thermal and oxidative stability. This resin is compatible with a wide variety of oils, waxes, alkyds, plastics, and elastomers, and is soluble in many common organic solvents. It is indicated for use in adhesives, coatings, and heat seal lacquers. Compliance with a given regulation in a specific situation should be verified prior to use in a food contacting application.

In EVA-based hot melt adhesives Kristalex 3105SD has useful compatibility with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color, low odor adhesives with good low temperature properties. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives Kristalex 3105SD preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing higher room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.


  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Automotive
  • Building & construction hotmelts
  • Caps & lids food contact
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Rubber modification
  • Specialty tape

    Key attributes

    • Excellent thermal stability
    • Intermediate softening point
    • Low odor
    • Low organic volatile content
    • Made from pure aromatic monomers
    • Suitable for use in food contact applications
    • Water-white initial color

      Regulatory information and data sheets

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

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