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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
EASTOFLEX
Eastoflex™ Amorphous Polyolefins (APOs) are characteristically saturated, low molecular weight, propylene-based olefin polymers. These products are inherently soft, tacky, and flexible, having a broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and tackifying resins. Eastoflex™ APOs are characterized by consistent quality, low odor, good heat stability, and low color. Eastoflex™ M1018 is a blend of propylene homopolymer and copolymers of propylene and ethylene. The resulting blend has a melt viscosity of 1,800 mPa·s at 190°C.

EASTOFLEX™ M1018

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
EASTOFLEX
Eastoflex™ Amorphous Polyolefins (APOs) are characteristically saturated, low molecular weight, propylene-based olefin polymers. These products are inherently soft, tacky, and flexible, having a broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and tackifying resins. Eastoflex™ APOs are characterized by consistent quality, low odor, good heat stability, and low color. Eastoflex™ M1018 is a blend of propylene homopolymer and copolymers of propylene and ethylene. The resulting blend has a melt viscosity of 1,800 mPa·s at 190°C.

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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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Product Highlights
  • Broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and other tackifying resins
  • Broad temperature service range
  • Excellent thermal and UV stability
  • Excellent water and moisture resistance
  • Low color
  • Low odor

Applications & Uses

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Recommended Applications
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Asphalt
  • Automotive protective coatings
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Film modification
  • Labels non food contact
  • Lubricants
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Road markings
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Wax ingredients
  • Wire/cable

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Color, Gardner Molten1.0--
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)-15 (5)°C (°F)ASTM D 3418
Penetration Hardness25.0dmmASTM D 5
Ring and Ball Softening Point155 (311)°C (°F)ASTM E 28
Viscosity, Brookfield1800.0cpASTM D 3236
Color
Low Color
Compatibility and Solubility

Broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers and tackifying resins. Eastoflex™ APOs have shown to be compatible with the following materials: aliphatic tackifying resins, asphalt, butyl rubber, hydrogenated tackifying resins, low density polyethylene, mineral oil, natural rubber, polybutene, polybutlyene, polypropylene, polyterpene tackifying resins, and SEBS block copolymers.

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

Eastoflex™ M1018 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 lb per pallet.

Eastoflex™ M1018 can be supplied in solid form in bags, approximately 50-lb (22.7-kg) in weight. Bags are strippable fiberboard containers 13 in. (33 cm) in diameter x 14 in. (36 cm) tall and sold by net pallet weight, approximately 1,200-lb per pallet.

Please be aware that there are additional costs and lead times associated with the made to order package types.

Storage & Handling

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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 Eastoflex™ APOs packaged in drums or cylinders.

Documents (4)

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Type
Eastoflex M1018 Amorphous Polyolefin Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
GPC Molecular Weight Determinations of EASTOFLEX Amorphous Polyolefins
Brochure
Eastman EASTOFLEX Amorphous Polyolefins - Wire and Cable Industry
Brochure
Bulk Handling and Storage of Molten EASTOFLEX Amorphous Polyolefins
Brochure