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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
PICCO
Picco™ A140 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers. Picco™ A140 is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalies and moisture. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. This resin is particularly indicated as processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as binder in protective coatings. Picco™ A140 Hydrocarbon Resin is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range.

PICCO™ A140

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
PICCO
Picco™ A140 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers. Picco™ A140 is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalies and moisture. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. This resin is particularly indicated as processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as binder in protective coatings. Picco™ A140 Hydrocarbon Resin is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range.
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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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CASE Ingredients Features
Product Highlights
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Excellent water repellant
  • Non-reactive
  • Thermoplastic

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Color, Gardner6.0-ASTM D 6166
Density at 25°C1.07kg/dm3-
Molecular Weight Mn940.0--
Molecular Weight Mw1800.0--
Molecular Weight Mw/Mn1.9--
Molecular Weight Mz3300.0--
Ring and Ball Softening Point140.0°CASTM E 28
Partially Compatible with
Ethylene-vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Compatibility and Solubility

Compatible at all ratios, or in limited but practically useful proportions, with SBR, rosin, modified rosins and rosin esters, alkyds and drying oils, polar elastomers, epoxy resins, and chlorinated rubber. Limited compatible with EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) copolymers.

Soluble at all useful proportions in aromatic, aliphatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons; ink oils; benzyl alcohol; cyclohexanol; methyl ethyl ketone; esters; natural oils and fats. Insoluble in lower alcohols, acetone, and ethylene glycol.

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

Picco™ A140 Hydrocarbon Resin is pastillated and packed in polyethylene bags of 25 kg net, and supplied on shrink-wrapped pallets of 40 bags (1000 kg) each, from Eastman facilities in The Netherlands and from warehouses located in Europe.

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.

Picco™ A140 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.

Documents (3)

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Type
Picco A140 Hydrocarbon Resin Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Eastman's Spectrum of Hydrocarbon Resins
Brochure
Eastman products for graphic arts and inks
Brochure