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Technical Data Sheet

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Caps & lids non-food contact
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Solder flux
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape
  • Wire/cable
Key Attributes
  • Compatible with UV acrylic adhesives
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation and discoloration
  • Exceptional cutaneous tolerance
  • Improved adhesion to low surface energy substrates
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range

Product Description
Foral™ 85-E ester of hydrogenated rosin is a very pale, thermoplastic ester resin derived from glycerol and a highly stabilized rosin that has outstanding resistance to oxidation, and to discoloration caused by heat and aging.

Foral 85-E can be used as a tackifier resin in various types of adhesives, and in protective and barrier-type coatings that require a high degree of color retention and oxidation resistance. It is also used in UV cured acrylics to improve adhesion to low surface energy substrates.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Softening Point 
     Hercules drop methodEastman84 °C
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 2874 °C
Color, GardneraASTM D61663
Acid Number (mg KOH/g)ASTM D4657
     @ 25°C 1.06 kg/dm3
Melt Viscosity 
     @ 120°C 1500 cP
     @ 140°C 340 cP
     @ 160°C <100 cP
Description, Base Resin Hydrogenated Gum Rosin

a50% solids in toluene.

Compatibility and Solubility
Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with other resins, waxes, and plasticizers; with natural and synthetic rubbers, chlorinated rubber, and ethylcellulose; with EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) copolymers and low molecular weight polyethylene; with SIS (styrene-isoprene-styrene) and SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) block copolymers; with APAO (amorphous poly-alphaolefins); with acrylic resins; with certain polyamide resins and polyurethane compounds; and with PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone), polyvinylbutyral, nitrocellulose, drying oils and alkyd resins.

Soluble in esters; ketones; higher alcohols; glycol ethers; and aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Insoluble in ethanol and water. Solubility Parameters, 50% resin concentration: 7,0-10,7 in Class I solvents - weakly hydrogen-bonded; 7,4-10,6 in Class II solvents - moderately hydrogen-bonded; 9,5-11,9 in Class III solvents - strongly hydrogen-bonded.

Foral™ 85-E ester of hydrogenated rosin is pastillated and packed in polyethylene bags of 25 kg net, and supplied on shrink wrapped pallets of 40 bags (1000 kg) each, from Eastman facilities in the Netherlands and from warehouses located in Europe.


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 applicable 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.

Foral™ 85-E ester of hydrogenated rosin material will remain within product specification limits for a period of at least twelve months after shipment from Eastman''''s 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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