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Technical Data Sheet
Regalrez™ 1018 Hydrocarbon Resin

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Case and carton closures
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires
  • 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

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28Liquid @ 20°C
Color, GardnereASTM D 6166<1
Cloud Pointg 
     DACP 20 °C
     MMAP 65 °C
     OMSCP <-40 °C
Molecular Weightf 
     Mn 300
     Mw 370
     Mw/Mn 1.2
     Mz 500
Melt Viscosity 
     10 poise 60 °C
     100 poise 40 °C
     1000 poise 30 °C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)d -23 °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.
dGlass transition temperature by differential scanning calorimetry.
e50% in toluene.
fMolecular weight, z-average from gel permeation chromatography, elution with THF.
gCloud point temperature from 2:1 Vol:Vol aniline-methylcyclohexane, Eastman method.

Compatibility and Solubility
Regalrez™ 1018 is compatible with polyethylene, polypropylene, natural rubber, EPDM, butyl rubber, ethylene-propylene copolymers and the isoprene, ethylene-propylene and ethylene-butylene midblocks of SIS and SEPS, and SEBS block copolymers. Regalrez™ 1018 can be used with EVA copolymers with less than 20% vinyl acetate, paraffin, microcrystaline 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 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. Hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins have been stored in Southern US warehousing conditions for up to two years with no observable change in properties. For storage periods exceeding two years the material should be re-tested to verify compliance with product specifications but there is no indication that these products can be stored for many years without affecting performance.

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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