Piccolastic A5 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 components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Paper chemicals
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires

Key attributes

  • Light color
  • Liquid
  • Made from purified aromatic monomers
  • Non-migrating plasticizer

Product description

Piccolastic™ A5 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, light colored, polar, hydrocarbon resin derived from pure styrene monomer. Indicated for use in adhesives, coatings, plastics modification and rubber compounding, particularly as a plasticizer or softener. Using Piccolastic™ A5 in an adhesive system can improve flexibility at low temperatures. In styrenic block copolymer-based systems Piccolastic™ A5 associates strongly with the styrene endblocks, reducing melt viscosity and cohesion without greatly affecting tack and adhesion properties. Piccolastic™ A5 is compatible with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and will improve low temperature flexibility and reduce the melt viscosity of the system.

Product availability

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If applicable, authorized distributors are in the regions listed below, with more details provided in the “Authorized distributors” section.

  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

  • North America

Authorized distributors

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