Picco AR-85 Hydrocarbon Resin


  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road asphalt
  • Roofing
  • Specialty tape
  • Wire/cable

Key attributes

  • Broad compatibility and solubility
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing tackifier resin for many polymers used in the adhesive industry

Product description

Picco™ AR-85 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin. This resin has good solubility in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and is compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric polymers. Picco AR-85 is utilized in EVA-based woodworking adhesives. In addition, it is widely used in pressure sensitive adhesives, particularly in systems containing natural rubber or SBR. It offers an excellent balance of tack, adhesion and cohesive properties. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco AR-85 preferentially associates the styrenic end blocks, producing lower melt viscosity while maintaining room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.

Product availability

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  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

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