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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Aerafin™ 17M Polymer


Applications
  • General assembly hotmelts
  • Hygiene adhesives
  • Packaging components non food contact
Key Attributes
  • Compatibility with an array of hydrocarbon tackifying resins
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Good adhesion with excellent peel strength
  • In formulation, enables a robust adhesive system with a broad processing window and sprayability at temperatures as low as 130°C
  • Low color and odor
  • Reliable global supply
  • Requires lower tackifier loading than with most SBC-based formulations

Product Description
Aerafin™ 17M (molten) polymer is a propylene-based olefin polymer compatible with a range of hydrocarbon tackifying resins and enables spraying or slot applying the finished adhesive at a broad range of temperatures and operating conditions. Aerafin™ 17M polymer is characterized by consistent quality, low color, excellent thermal stability, and low odor. This product ships in molten form unless otherwise specified.

Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
General
Viscosity, Brookfield 
     @ 190°CASTM D 32361700 cP
Ring and Ball Softening PointASTM E 28130 °C (266 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)ASTM D 3418-38 °C (-36 °F)
Penetration HardnessASTM D 520 dmm
Color, Gardner (Molten) 1.0
Physical Form Molten/solid

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.


Compatibility and Solubility
Broad compatibility with polyolefin polymers, waxes and hydrocarbon tackifying resins.

Packaging
Made to Order Package Type – solid form only

Aerafin™ 17M polymer can be packaged in drums. These are 22.5-inch inside diameter drums, 4 drums per pallet. Drummed material is sold by net weight per pallet, approximately 1,200 lbs per pallet.

Please be aware that there may be additional costs and lead times associated with this package type.



Storage
Molten material should be handled entirely in closed systems blanketed with an inert gas, such as nitrogen. Molten material can be stored satisfactorily under nitrogen in a steel tank at 350°F to 390°F. Inside storage is recommended for Aerafin™ polymer packaged in drums.

Comments
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.