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Technical Data Sheet
Picco™ AR-100 Hydrocarbon Resin


Applications
  • 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
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Wire/cable
Key Attributes
  • Broad compatibility and solubility
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing tackifier resin for many polymers used in the adhesive industry

Product Description
Picco™ AR100 Hydrcarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin. This resin has a good solubility in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, and is compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric polymers.

Picco™ AR100 Hydrcarbon Resin finds a widespread use in pressure sensitive adhesives, particularly in systems containing natural rubber or SBR. It offers an excellent balance of tack, adhesion and cohesive properties to pressure sensitive systems.



Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28101 °C
Color, GardnerdASTM D 61669
Density 
     @ 25°C 1.06 kg/dm3
Bromine Number 15 g/100g
Molecular Weighte 
     Mn 550
     Mw 750
     Mw/Mn 1.3
     Mz 1100
Melt Viscosity 
     @ 120°C 18000 cP
     @ 140°C 1700 cP
     @ 160°C 310 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.
eMolecular 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, and paraffin and microcrystalline waxes. Soluble at all useful proportions in aliphatic, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters and ethers. Insoluble in alcohols, glycols and water.

Packaging
Picco™ AR100 Hydrocarbon Resin is pastillated and packed in polyethylene bags of 25 kg net, and supplied on shrinkwrapped pallets of 40 bags (1000 kg) each, from Eastman facilities in The Netherlands and from warehouses located in Europe.

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.

Picco™ AR100 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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