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Technical Data Sheet
Plastolyn™ 240 Hydrocarbon Resin


Applications
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case & carton sealing closings
  • Casting wax
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Concrete
  • Film modification
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Labels non food contact
  • Marine
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Solvent borne packaging adhesives
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires
Key Attributes
  • Color stability
  • High softening point
  • Low color
  • Made from purified aromatic monomers

Product Description
Plastolyn™ 240 hydrocarbon resin is a versatile, aromatic, water white, high softening point resin for use in polymer modification, adhesives, overprint lacquers, coatings and a variety of other applications. Recommended as a flow modifier in such polymers as polyvinylchloride (PVC), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and block copolymers. Its water white color and good economy, combined with superior heat and ultraviolet light (UV) stability compared with conventional C9 hydrocarbon resins, provide formulators a new level of quality without sacrificing competitiveness.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28120 °C
Color, GardnereASTM D 6166<1
Cloud Pointg 
     DACP <-50 °C
     MMAP 9 °C
     OMS >180 °C
Molecular Weightf 
     Mn 1550
     Mw 4060
     Mw/Mn 2.6
     Mz 7600
Melt Viscosity 
     10 poise 197 °C
     100 poise 161 °C
     1000 poise 140 °C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)d 72 °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
Soluble in aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons, ketones and ethers. Insoluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols and glycols.

Packaging
Pastilles, in multiwall paper bags (50 lbs, 22. 7 kg net wt).

Storage

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.




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