Product Description

Kristalex™ 5140SD hydrocarbon resin is a high softening point, low molecular weight resin with low organic volatile content and low odor, 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™ 5140SD 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™ 5140SD preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties.

Kristalex™ 5140SD complies with many FDA regulations for applications involving food contact. Users of this product should determine its compliance for their specific application prior to use.


  • Adhesives/sealants-b&c
  • Automotive
  • General assembly hotmelts
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Rubber modification
  • Tape non food contact

Key Attributes

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

Regulatory Information and Data Sheets

Product Availability

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