Product description

Kristalex™ 5140SD hydrocarbon resin is a high softening point, low molecular weight resin with low organic volatile content and low odor that complies with many FDA regulations for applications involving food contact. It is designed primarily for use as a modifier resin in high performance adhesives, coatings, and heat seal compositions. In these applications, its water-white color, heat stability, and resistance to oxidation and discoloration are the advantages. 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 5140SD has useful compatibility with EVA grades with 20%-40% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color adhesives with improved high temperature resistance. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives, Kristalex 5140SD preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties.


  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Automotive
  • Building & construction hotmelts
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Rubber modification
  • Tape non food contact

    Key attributes

    • 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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