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Technical Data Sheet
Kristalex™ 3085 Hydrocarbon Resin


Applications
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case & carton sealing closings
  • Casting wax
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Concrete
  • Film modification
  • Labels non food contact
  • Marine
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires
Key Attributes
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Intermediate softening point
  • Made from purified aromatic monomers
  • Water-white initial color

Product Description
Kristalex™ 3085 hydrocarbon resin is a water clear, highly color stable, nonpolar, low molecular weight thermoplastic polymer. This resin is compatible with a wide variety of oils, waxes, alkyds, plastics, and elastomers, and is soluble in many common organic solvents. It is indicated for use in plastics modification, adhesives, coatings, sealants, and caulks. In EVA-based hot melt adhesives, Kristalex™ 3085 is compatible with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color adhesives with good low temperature properties. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives, Kristalex™ 3085 preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing lower melt viscosity while maintaining room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 2885 °C
Color, GardnereASTM D 6166<1
Colord 
     YID 4
Cloud Pointh 
     DACP <-40 °C
     MMAP 2 °C
     OMS 35 °C
Molecular Weightg 
     Mn 650
     Mw 1200
     Mw/Mn 1.8
     Mz 1900
Melt Viscosity 
     1 poise 180 °C
     10 poise 140 °C
     100 poise 120 °C
     1000 poise 100 °C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)f 39 °C

aUnless noted otherwise, all tests are run at 23°C (73°F) and 50% relative humidity.
bUnless noted otherwise, the test method is ASTM.
cUnits are in SI or US customary units.
d50% resins solids in toluene
e50% in toluene.
fGlass transition temperature by differential scanning calorimetry.
gMolecular weight, z-average from gel permeation chromatography, elution with THF.
hCloud point temperature from 2:1 Vol:Vol aniline-methylcyclohexane, Eastman method.



Compatibility and Solubility
Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with a wide variety of materials, including SBR and SBR block copolymers; neoprene, nitrile, polybutadiene, and acrylic polymers; chlorinated rubber; EVA resins (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers); styrenated, vinylated, and drying oil alkyds; rosin resins; and EHEC (ethyl-hydroxy-ethylcellulose) Soluble in aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons; esters; and ketones. Insoluble in alcohols and glycols. For low or zero VOC systems Kristalex™ 3085 is soluble in the VOC exempt solvents t-butyl acetate and perchlorobenzenetetrafluoride (PCBTF) and will tolerate some acetone and/or methyl acetate as a diluent in solvent systems based on TBA and/or PCBTF. VOC exemptions and environmental regulations vary regionally and compliance with local standards should be verified before any claims about VOC content are made.

Packaging
Pastilles, in multi-wall paper bags (50 lbs, 22. 7 kg net wt).

Storage

Due to the thermoplastic behavior, pastillated and flaked resins may fuse, block or lump. This can be accelerated under any of the following conditions: 1) above ambient temperature, 2) prolonged storage, 3) pressure, e.g., stacking pallets, or a combination of these conditions. This is particularly applicable for low softening point resin grades.

In order to maintain the flake or pastille shape, we therefore recommend storing the material in a temperature-controlled area, be careful with stacking material or applying pressure and preventing prolonged storage.

It should be noted that lumping does not have a negative impact on the product specifications. Due to the nature of the product, claims regarding lumping cannot be accepted.

Resins are prone to gradual oxidation, some more so than others. This could result in darkening and/or it could have an adverse effect on the solubility of the resin in organic solvents or on its compatibility with polymers. Accordingly, it is recommended that strict control of inventory be observed at all times, taking care that the oldest material is used first.




Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.