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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Aerafin™ 17 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™ 17 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™ 17 polymer is characterized by consistent quality, low color, excellent thermal stability, and low odor.

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 Pellets

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
Standard Package Type: Aerafin™ 17 polymer is available in bags (50-lb net weight), 2,250-lb net weight per pallet. Bags are made of Polypropylene.

Pellets are coated with polyethylene to prevent blocking.

Storage
Due to the thermoplastic behavior, pelletized material 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.

For improved handling, 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.



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.