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Technical Data Sheet
Foralyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated Rosin

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Caps & lids non-food contact
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Depilatories ingredients
  • Film modification
  • Fragrance ingredients
  • Labels non food contact
  • Packaging component films
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Solder flux
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires
  • Wax ingredients
  • Wire/cable
Key Attributes
  • Excellent fixative
  • Exceptional cutaneous tolerance
  • Liquid tackifier and plasticizer resin with excellent ageing characteristics
  • Low color
  • Low odor
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range

Product Description
Foralyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated Rosin, the methyl ester of hydrogenated rosin, is a light amber liquid resin. Being hydrogenated, it has marked resistance to aging. To assure minimum odor of products in which it is used, it is given a special steam-sparging treatment. Foralyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated Rosin is used as a resinous plasticizer or tackifier in finished products such as adhesives, inks, and lacquers.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28Liquid
Color, Gardnera 3
Acid Number (mg KOH/g) 6
Viscosity, Brookfieldb 
     @ 25°C 5400 cP
Saponification Number 160 mg KOH/g
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.5189
     @ 25°C 1.03 kg/dm3
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup >170 °C
Description, Base Resin Hydrogenated Gum Rosin

aAs is (Neat resin)
bBrookfield LVTD, spindle 31

Compatibility and Solubility
Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with nitrocellulose; ethylcellulose; chlorinated rubber; polyvinyl chloride; vinyl acetate-chloride copolymers; polyvinyl ethers; such water-soluble film-formers as casein and starch; natural and synthetic resins and rubber; asphalt; and waxes. Incompatible with cellulose acetate and polyvinyl acetate.

Soluble in esters, ketones, alcohols, ethers, coal tar, petroleum hydrocarbons, and vegetable and mineral oils. Insoluble in water. Solubility Parameters, 50% resin concentration: 7,0-11,8 in Class I solvents - weakly hydrogen-bonded; 7,4-11,3 in Class II solvents - moderately hydrogen-bonded; 9,5-12,7 in Class III solvents - strongly hydrogen-bonded.

Foralyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated Rosin is supplied in tight head drums, on pallets containing 4 drums each, from Eastman 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, inside storage and "first in first out" inventory control is recommended. Recommended storage: in original packaging, dry, free from contamination, below 30°C.

Foralyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated Rosin material will remain within product specification limits for a period of at least twelve months after shipment from Eastman production facilities in The Netherlands, provided recommended storage conditions 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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