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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
PICCOTEX
Piccotex™ LC hydrocarbon resin a the medium softening point member of in a series of highly stable, thermoplastic materials based on purified aromatic monomers with a slightly broader color specification than other Piccotex™ products. These resins have outstanding hot tack; heat sealability; resistance to discoloration; acid, alkali, and moisture resistance; and stability to elevated temperatures encountered in compounding. High initial and retained gloss, and improved application speeds on curtain coating and roll coating equipment. Piccotex™ LC complies with some FDA regulations for applications involving direct contact with food. Compliance with a given regulation in a specific situation should be verified prior to use in a food contacting application.

PICCOTEX™ LC

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
PICCOTEX
Piccotex™ LC hydrocarbon resin a the medium softening point member of in a series of highly stable, thermoplastic materials based on purified aromatic monomers with a slightly broader color specification than other Piccotex™ products. These resins have outstanding hot tack; heat sealability; resistance to discoloration; acid, alkali, and moisture resistance; and stability to elevated temperatures encountered in compounding. High initial and retained gloss, and improved application speeds on curtain coating and roll coating equipment. Piccotex™ LC complies with some FDA regulations for applications involving direct contact with food. Compliance with a given regulation in a specific situation should be verified prior to use in a food contacting application.
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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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CASE Ingredients Features
Product Highlights
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Intermediate softening point
  • Made from purified aromatic monomers
  • Water-white initial color

Applications & Uses

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Recommended Applications
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Bookbinding
  • Carpet construction
  • Case and carton closures
  • Casting wax
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Concrete
  • Film modification
  • Labels non food contact
  • Marine
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Packaging tape
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Roofing
  • Specialty tape
  • Tape non food contact
  • Tires

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point DACPmax. -50°C-
Cloud Point MMAP3.0°C-
Cloud Point OMS-9.0°C-
Color YID8.0--
Color, Gardnermax. 1-ASTM D 6166
Density at 25°C1.05 (8.66)kg/L (lb/gal)-
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)46.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 10 poise140.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 100 poise115.0°C-
Melt Viscosity 1000 poise100.0°C-
Molecular Weight Mn860.0--
Molecular Weight Mw1400.0--
Molecular Weight Mw/Mn1.8--
Molecular Weight Mz2200.0--
Ring and Ball Softening Point92.0°CASTM E 28
Compatibility and Solubility

Compatible in useful proportions with paraffin, chlorinated paraffin, microcrystalline waxes, low molecular weight polyethylenes, high styrene resins, vinyl toluene polymers, ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers, and many common plasticizers. Soluble in aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons; ethers; esters; nitroparaffins; and benzyl alcohol. Insoluble in lower alcohols, glycols, and water. For low or zero VOC systems Piccotex™ LC 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 (3)

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Type
Piccotex LC Hydrocarbon Resin Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Resins for applications with food contact
Brochure
Eastman additives for TPE (SBC) compounding
Brochure