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Technical Data Sheet
Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon Resin

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Lithographic printing inks
  • Packaging tape
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Road asphalt
  • Roofing
  • Solder flux
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Wire/cable
Key Attributes
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Liquid plasticizer and tackifier
  • Non-reactive
  • Soluble in a wide variety of hydrocarbon solvents

Product Description
Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, resinous plasticizer derived largely from aromatic petroleum feedstock.

Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon Resin is characterized by its chemical inertness, excellent resistance to salts, acids, alkalies, water and brines and its solubility in a wide variety of hydrocarbon solvents. Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon Resin is indicated for use as a binder in lithographic (cold set) inks and as plasticizer, softener and tackifier for other resins and elastomers used in rubber compounding and various adhesive systems.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28Liquid @ 25°C
Color, GardnergASTM D 61669
Cloud Pointe 
     DACP -24 °C
     EMDA 106 °C
     OMS 0 °C
Molecular Weightf 
     Mn 420
     Mw 750
     Mw/Mn 1.8
     Mz 1850
Viscosity, Brookfieldd 
     @ 40°C 5500 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.
dBrookfield LVTD, spindle 31
eDACP: cloud point measured in a 1:1 mixture of xylene and 4-methyl-2-pentanone; OMS: odorless mineral spirits cloud point; EMDA: cloud point using a proprietary solvent blend; For more information see "Hydrocarbon Spectrum" brochure WA-86
fMolecular weight, z-average from gel permeation chromatography, elution with THF.

Compatibility and Solubility
Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with natural and synthetic rubbers, EVA resins (ethylenevinyl acetate copolymers), SIS (styrene-isoprene-styrene) and SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) block copolymers, low molecular weight polyethylene, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes, chlorinated paraffins, alkyd resins, epoxy resins, phenolic resins, terpene resins, rosin ester resins, chemical plasticizers, drying oils.

Soluble at all useful proportions in aliphatic, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters and ethers. Insoluble in alcohols, glycols and water.

Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon Resin is supplied in open-head steel drums, on pallets containing 4 drums each, from Eastman production facilities in The Netherlands and from warehouses located in Europe.

Inside storage is recommended. Storage at temperatures above 30°C should be avoided.

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.

Picco™ A-10 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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