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Technical Data Sheet

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Case and carton closures
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Specialty tape
  • Wax ingredients
Key Attributes
  • Excellent thermal and UV stability
  • Fully hydrogenated
  • Highly stable
  • Liquid
  • Water-white color

Product Description
Regalrez™ 1018 hydrocarbon resin is produced by polymerization and hydrogenation of pure monomer hydrocarbon feedstocks. Regalrez 1018 is a highly stable, light colored, low molecular weight, nonpolar liquid resin suggested for use in plastics modification, adhesives, coatings, sealants, and caulks. Due to its fully hydrogenated cycloaliphatic structure and low softening point Regalrez 1018 is useful as a plasticizer in systems where low color and thermal stability are primary concerns and plasticizer migration must be minimized.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28Liquid @ 20°C
Color, Yellowness IndexaASTM E 3135
Cloud Pointb 
     DACP 20 °C
     MMAP 64 °C
Molecular Weightc 
     Mn 310
     Mw 400
     Mw/Mn 1.3
     Mz 650
Melt Viscosity 
     10 poise 60 °C
     100 poise 40 °C
     1000 poise 30 °C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)d -23 °C

a50% solids in toluene, 50 mm path length, Illuminant C, and a 2° observer.
bCloud point temperature testing by Eastman methods. MMAP from 1:2 vol:vol mixture of methylcyclohexane and aniline. DACP from 1:1 vol:vol mixture of diacetone alcohol and xylene.
cMolecular weight measured via Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) using polystyrene standards, elution with THF.
dGlass transition temperature by differential scanning calorimetry, 20°C/minute.

Compatibility and Solubility
Regalrez™ 1018 is compatible with polyethylene, polypropylene, natural and synthetic rubbers, EPDM, butyl rubber, ethylene-propylene copolymers, APAO (amorphous poly-alpha-olefins), metallocene-catalyzed polyolefins, and the isoprene, ethylene-propylene and ethylene-butylene midblock of SIS and SEPS, and SEBS block copolymers. Regalrez 1018 can be used with EVA copolymers with less than 20% vinyl acetate, paraffin, microcrystalline and polyolefin waxes.

Regalrez 1018 is soluble in aliphatic and aromatic solvents, C5 and higher esters and ketones. It is insoluble in glycol ethers, glycol ether esters, and alcohols. For low/zero VOC systems Regalrez™ 1018 is soluble in t-butyl acetate (TBA) 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.

Liquid in 55 gal metal drums (390 lbs, 177 kg, net wt) or bulk in tank car or truck.

It is recommended that strict control of inventory be observed at all times, taking care that the oldest material is used first. The flash point of Regalrez™ 1018 is 149°C. This product should not be processed at temperatures exceeding the flash point.

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.

The useful life of this product can be affected by storage and handling conditions. When stored in the original unopened container in an enclosed area and protected from moisture, extreme temperatures and contamination, the shelf life of this product is estimated to continue to meet applicable sales specifications for three years from the date of manufacture. Shelf life is a guide not an absolute value. The product should be reanalyzed for critical properties at the end of its shelf life to see if it meets specification for use.

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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