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Technical Data Sheet
Metalyn™ 200 Methyl Ester of Rosin

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Caps & lids non-food contact
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Film modification
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Solder flux
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires
  • Wire/cable
Key Attributes
  • Alcohol-soluble
  • Compatible and miscible with a wide variety of materials
  • Excellent surface wetting and adhesion properties
  • Liquid plasticizer and tackifier
  • Low vapor pressure

Product Description
Metalyn™ 200 methyl ester of rosin, a resinous plasticizer derived from rosin, is an amber-colored, tacky, viscous liquid. These physical properties, together with its wide compatibility, make it useful in a variety of applications, including lacquers, inks, adhesives, plastics, paper coatings and varnishes.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28liquid
Color, GardneraASTM D61664 neat
Acid Number (mg KOH/g)ASTM D4655
Saponification Number 160 mg KOH/g
Viscosity, Brookfieldb 
     @ 25°C 5642 cP (mPa·s)
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup >170 °C
Description, Base Resin Rosin

aAs is (Neat resin)
bBrookfield LVTD, spindle 31

Compatibility and Solubility
Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with nitrocellulose, block copolymers, EVA (ethylene vinyl-acetate) copolymers, natural and synthetic resins and rubbers, asphalt, waxes, chlorinated rubber, polyvinyl chloride, vinyl acetate-chloride copolymers, polyvinyl ethers, and such water-soluble film-formers as casein and starch. Incompatible with cellulose acetate.

Soluble in esters, ketones, alcohols, ethers, coal tar, petroleum hydrocarbons, and vegetable and mineral oils. Insoluble in water.

Metalyn™ 200 methyl ester of rosin is supplied in open-head steel drums, on pallets containing 4 drums each, from Eastman production facilities in the Netherlands and from warehouses located in Europe.

Inside storage is recommended. Storage at temperatures above 30°C should be avoided. 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. Metalyn™ 200 methyl ester of rosin material will remain within product specification limits for a period of at least twelve months after shipment from Eastman production facilities in the Netherlands, provided storage conditions outlined in this data sheet are observed. However, as we can neither anticipate the conditions under which the resin is processed nor the end use applications for which it is used, we recommend that the material be tested upon receipt.

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

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.

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