Picco A140 Hydrocarbon Resin


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

Key attributes

  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Excellent water repellant
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing resin for styrene block copolymers
  • Thermoplastic

Product description

Picco™ A-140 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers that is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range. It is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-140 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-140 is particularly indicated as a processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as binder in protective coatings. It is also utilized in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.

Product availability

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  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

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