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Technical Data Sheet
Regalite™ R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Casting wax
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Plasticizer
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires

Product Description
Regalite™ R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin is a liquid hydrogenated, water-white, low molecular weight resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as a component of a multipart tackifier system in hot melt and solvent based pressure sensitive adhesives based on SIS and SBS thermoplastic block copolymers, providing superior tack, adhesion and cohesive strength characteristics.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28Liquid @ 25°C
Color, GardnerdASTM D 6166<1
Cloud Pointe 
     MMAP 82 °C
Melt Viscosity 
     @ 35°CISO 255512000 cP
     @ 50°CISO 25552300 cP
     @ 70°CISO 2555450 cP

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% in toluene.
eCloud point temperature from 2:1 Vol:Vol aniline-methylcyclohexane, Eastman method.

Compatibility and Solubility

Regalite R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin is a hydrogenated, water-white liquid resin of low molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution. These characteristics provide the resin with excellent tackification properties in a multi-component resin (tackification) system for SIS (styrene-isoprene-styrene) block copolymers based hot melt adhesives. Due to the resin's low affinity for the styrene end block in the block copolymer Regalite R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin provides superior tack properties with good cohesive strength. In addition it enhances adhesion characteristics of the adhesive. Regalite R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin, having a unique chemical and molecular structure, also tackifies SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) block copolymers and natural rubber in solvent based adhesives. Soluble at all useful proportions in aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Insoluble in alcohols and water.

Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) block copolymers, SIS (styrene-isoprene-styrene) block copolymers, EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) copolymers and natural rubber.


Regalite R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin is supplied in open-head steel drums, on pallets containing 4 drums each, from Eastman’s production facilities in The Netherlands and from warehouses located in Europe.

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.

Regalite™ R1010 Hydrocarbon Resin material will remain within product specification limits, as mentioned under the heading "Product Specifications", 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.

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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