Knowde Enhanced TDS
Identification & Functionality+
Features & Benefits+
- Light color
- Made from pure styrenic monomer
Applications & Uses+
- Carpet construction
- Case and carton closures
- Casting wax
- Commerical printing inks
- Film modification
- Labels non food contact
- Packaging components non food contact
- Packaging tape
- Paper chemicals
- Polymer modification
- Protective coatings
- Specialty tape
- Tape non food contact
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Cloud Point DACP||max. -50||°C||-|
|Cloud Point MMAP||5.0||°C||-|
|Cloud Point OMS||63.0||°C||-|
|Color, Gardner||1.0||-||ASTM D 6166|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||36.0||°C||-|
|Melt Viscosity 10 poise||120.0||°C||-|
|Melt Viscosity 100 poise||100.0||°C||-|
|Melt Viscosity 1000 poise||85.0||°C||-|
|Molecular Weight Mn||760.0||-||-|
|Molecular Weight Mw||1360.0||-||-|
|Molecular Weight Mw/Mn||1.8||-||-|
|Molecular Weight Mz||2200.0||-||-|
|Refractive Index at 25°C||1.6||-||-|
|Ring and Ball Softening Point||73.0||°C||ASTM E 28|
Compatible with a wide variety of paraffin and microcrystalline waxes, alkyd resins, drying oils, epoxy resins, rosin and modified rosins, rosin esters, and vinyl resins, non-migrating where compatible. Soluble in aromatic, aliphatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons; ketones; pyridine; carbon bisulfide; ethyl and butyl acetates; and turpentine. Insoluble in alcohols and glycols. 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 Piccolastic™ A75 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+
Storage & Handling+
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.