Kristalex 5140 Hydrocarbon Resin

Applications

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Casting wax
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Concrete
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Marine
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape

Key attributes

  • Excellent thermal stability
  • High softening point
  • High temperature resistance
  • Made from purified aromatic monomers
  • Water-white initial color

Product description

Kristalex™ 5140 hydrocarbon resin is a high softening point, low molecular weight resin 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-white color, heat stability, and resistance to oxidation and discoloration are used to advantage.</br></br></br> </br></br></br> In EVA-based hot melt adhesives, Kristalex 5140 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 5140 preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties.

Product availability

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  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

  • North America

Authorized distributors

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