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KRISTALEX™ 3085
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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
KRISTALEX
Kristalex™ 3085 hydrocarbon resin is a water clear, highly color stable, nonpolar, low molecular weight thermoplastic polymer. This resin is compatible with a wide variety of oils, waxes, alkyds, plastics, and elastomers, and is soluble in many common organic solvents. It is indicated for use in plastics modification, adhesives, coatings, sealants, and caulks. In EVA-based hot melt adhesives, Kristalex™ 3085 is compatible with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color adhesives with good low temperature properties. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives, Kristalex™ 3085 preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing lower melt viscosity while maintaining room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.

KRISTALEX™ 3085

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
KRISTALEX
Kristalex™ 3085 hydrocarbon resin is a water clear, highly color stable, nonpolar, low molecular weight thermoplastic polymer. This resin is compatible with a wide variety of oils, waxes, alkyds, plastics, and elastomers, and is soluble in many common organic solvents. It is indicated for use in plastics modification, adhesives, coatings, sealants, and caulks. In EVA-based hot melt adhesives, Kristalex™ 3085 is compatible with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color adhesives with good low temperature properties. In styrenic block copolymer based adhesives, Kristalex™ 3085 preferentially associates with the styrenic endblocks, producing lower melt viscosity while maintaining room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.
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CASE Ingredients Features
Product Highlights
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Intermediate softening point
  • Made from purified aromatic monomers
  • Water-white initial color

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Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point DACPmax. -40°C-
Cloud Point MMAP2.0°C-
Cloud Point OMS35.0°C-
Color YID4.0--
Color, Gardnermax. 1-ASTM D 6166
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)39.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 1 poise180.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 10 poise140.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 100 poise120.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 1000 poise100.0°C-
Molecular Weight Mn650.0--
Molecular Weight Mw1200.0--
Molecular Weight Mw/Mn1.8--
Molecular Weight Mz1900.0--
Ring and Ball Softening Point85.0°CASTM E 28
Compatibility and Solubility

Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with a wide variety of materials, including SBR and SBR block copolymers; neoprene, nitrile, polybutadiene, and acrylic polymers; chlorinated rubber; EVA resins (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers); styrenated, vinylated, and drying oil alkyds; rosin resins; and EHEC (ethyl-hydroxy-ethylcellulose) Soluble in aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons; esters; and ketones. Insoluble in alcohols and glycols. For low or zero VOC systems Kristalex™ 3085 is soluble in the VOC exempt solvents t-butyl acetate and perchlorobenzenetetrafluoride (PCBTF) and will tolerate some acetone and/or methyl acetate as a diluent in solvent systems based on TBA and/or PCBTF. VOC exemptions and environmental regulations vary regionally and compliance with local standards should be verified before any claims about VOC content are made.

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

Pastilles, in multi-wall paper bags (50 lbs, 22. 7 kg net wt).

Storage & Handling

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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.

Documents (5)

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Kristalex 3085 Hydrocarbon Resin Sales Specifications Sheet
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Tackifying Resins for Use in INFUSE Olefin Block Copolymers (OBC)
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Kristalex™ and Endex™ hydrocarbon resins for improved PSA performance
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KRISTALEX Hydrocarbon Resins for Use in Deep Freeze Packaging Applications
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Development of Olefin Block Copolymers for Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
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