Technical Data Sheet
Case and carton closures
Commerical printing inks
Labels non food contact
Solvent borne packaging adhesives
Highest softening point available
Pure aromatic monomer composition
Water-white initial color
A water-white thermoplastic resin made from purified aromatic hydrocarbon monomers. Used to modify the melt flow and increase the temperature resistance of styrenic plastic and rubber. Reinforces the styrene end blocks of styrenic block copolymers. In adhesives Endex™ 160 hydrocarbon resin will associate with the styrenic endblocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Endex 160 hydrocarbon resin has the highest softening point among all hydrocarbon resins available from Eastman.
Typical Value, Units
Ring and Ball Softening Point
ASTM E 28
Color, Yellowness Index
ASTM E 313
Glass Transition Temperature (T
50% solids in toluene, 50 mm path length, Illuminant C, and a 2° observer.
Cloud 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. OMS from odorless mineral spirits.
Molecular weight measured via Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) using polystyrene standards, elution with THF.
Glass transition temperature by differential scanning calorimetry, 20°C/minute.
Compatibility and Solubility
Compatible with polystyrene or styrene-containing polymers. Incompatible with polyolefins, natural rubber, butyl rubber, EPDM, and EVA. Soluble in aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons; esters; and ketones. Insoluble in alcohols and glycols; limited solubility in nitroparaffins. For low or zero VOC systems Endex™ 160 is soluble in the VOC exempt solvents 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.
Pastilles, in multiwall paper bags (50 lbs, 22.7 kg net wt).
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 applicale 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. 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 3 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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