Kristalex F115 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
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape
  • Tires

Key attributes

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

Product description

Kristalex™ F115 hydrocarbon resin is a water-white, color stable, low molecular weight thermoplastic hydrocarbon polymer. Based on purified 8-9 carbon aromatic monomers, this resin is indicated for use in plastics modification, hot melt adhesives and coatings, sealants and caulks. Kristalex F115 is compatible with a wide variety of oils, waxes, alkyds, plastics, and elastomers, and is soluble in many common organic solvents.</br></br></br> </br></br></br> In EVA-based hot melt adhesives Kristalex F115 has useful compatibility with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color adhesives with improved high temperature resistance. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives Kristalex F115 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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  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

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