Waterborne low-VOC acrylic dispersions for demanding flexible packaging applications

Key features:

  • Food contact compliance
  • Superior clarity and flexibility
  • Coater-ready formulation
  • Outstanding adhesion to a wide range of substrates, including high- and low-energy surfaces
  • Excellent processability for improved manufacturing efficiency
  • Low odour and low foaming

Meet the challenges of technically demanding flexible packaging applications with Synthomer’s acrylic dispersions.

Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates, including high- and low-energy surfaces ensures superior performance for high gloss lamination, heat seal and cold seal applications. In addition, they are compliant with many direct and indirect food contact regulations.

TradenameChemistryDescription
Abalyn™ D-E Methyl Ester of RosinRosin Resin

Abalyn™ D-E methyl ester of gum rosin, is an amber-colored, near-neutral, tacky, viscous liquid. It is resinous in nature with clarity and high refractive index, low vapor pressure, high boiling point, and good thermal stability. It has excellent surface-wetting properties. These physical properties, plus its wide compatibility, make it useful in a variety of applications, including lacquers, inks, paper coatings, varnishes, adhesives, sealing compounds, plastics and wood preservatives. To assure minimum odor of products in which it is used, it is given a special steam sparging treatment.

  • Alcohol-soluble
  • Excellent perfume fixative
  • Excellent surface wetting and adhesion properties
  • Excellent wood preservative
  • Insoluble in water
  • Liquid tackifier and plasticizer resin for a wide variety of raw materials and polymers

Abitol™ E Hydroabietyl AlcoholRosin Resin

Abitol™ E resin hydroabietyl alcohol is a colorless, tacky, balsamic resin. Its tackiness and extremely pale color, combined with its solubility in common organic solvents and compatibility with resins, film-formers, and oils, have led to its use as a resinous plasticizer and/or tackifier in plastics, lacquers, inks and adhesives. Chemically, Abitol E resin is a high molecular weight, primary, monohydric alcohol derived from rosin acids that have been hydrogenated to reduce unsaturation. Abitol E resin undergoes the general types of chemical reaction common to most primary alcohols.

  • Alcohol-soluble
  • High refractive index
  • High viscous tackifier resin with excellent ageing characteristics
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Reactive functionality
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range

Dresinate™ TX Rosin SoapRosin ResinDresinate™ TX tall oil soap is a free flowing solid, fully saponified sodium soap of tall oil. It is designed mainly as an emulsifier promoting detergent or cleaning activity, particularly in highly built industrial metal cleaners.
  • Fully saponified sodium salt of tall oil
  • Readily dissolves in water
  • Dry, free flowing powder
Dymerex™ Polymerized RosinRosin Resin

Dymerex™ modified gum rosin is a pale, acidic, thermoplastic, high softening point resin. It is composed predominately of dimeric acids derived from rosin with lesser amounts of monomeric resin acids and neutral materials of rosin origin. Dymerex™ modified resin has high resistance to oxidation and does not crystallize from solutions or from solid compositions. It is compatible with many natural and synthetic film formers and rubbers. Being an acidic resin, it reacts readily with polyalcohols or hydrated lime to yield high melting derivatives.

  • Alcohol-soluble
  • Non-crystalline
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Thermoplastic rosin acid
  • Very high softening point

Foral™ 105-E Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin Resin

Foral™ 105-E ester of hydrogenated rosin is a pale, thermoplastic ester resin derived from pentaerythritol and a highly stabilized rosin. Like Foral 85-E ester of hydrogenated rosin, which is produced from the same unique oxidation-resistant rosin, Foral 105-E offers advantages as the tackifier or modifier resin in various adhesives and coating compositions. In these applications, both resins exhibit resistance to oxidation and to discoloration caused by heat and aging. Foral 105-E has a substantially higher softening point and is therefore indicated where a harder resin is desired. It is also used in UV cured acrylics to improve adhesion to low surface energy substrates when high tack is not needed.

  • Compatible with UV acrylic adhesives
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • High softening point
  • Improved adhesion to low surface energy substrates
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range

Foral™ 85-E Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinForal™ 85-E ester of hydrogenated gum rosin is a very pale, thermoplastic ester resin derived from glycerol and a highly stabilized rosin that has outstanding resistance to oxidation, and to discoloration caused by heat and aging.
Foral 85-E can be used as a tackifier resin in various types of adhesives, and in protective and barrier-type coatings that require a high degree of color retention and oxidation resistance. It is also used in UV cured acrylics to improve adhesion to low surface energy substrates.
  • Compatible with UV acrylic adhesives
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation and discoloration
  • Exceptional cutaneous tolerance
  • Improved adhesion to low surface energy substrates
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Foral™ AX-E Fully Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinForal™ AX-E fully hydrogenated gum rosin is a thermoplastic, acidic resin produced by hydrogenating rosin to an exceptionally high degree. It is the palest, most highly stabilized rosin commercially available from Synthomer. Compared with Staybelite™ resin-E partially hydrogenated rosin, a hydrogenated rosin long established and widely used for its pale color and high oxidation resistance, Foral AX-E has better initial color and color retention, and even greater resistance to oxidation.
It is especially indicated as the tackifier and resin modifier in solvent adhesives and hot-melt applied coatings and adhesives that must excel in these properties. It is also used in UV cured acrylics to improve adhesion to low surface energy substrates.
  • Alcohol-soluble
  • Compatible with UV acrylic adhesives
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • High acid number
  • Improved adhesion to low surface energy substrates
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Very light color
Foralyn™ 110 Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinForalyn™ 110 ester of hydrogenated gum rosin is the pentaerythritol ester of hydrogenated rosin.

This resin combines the feature of light initial color and good color retention with the advantages of excellent long-term retention of adhesive properties and UV light stability offered by Staybelite™ and Foral™ esters of hydrogenated rosin.
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • High softening point
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Foralyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinForalyn™ 5020-F Ester of Hydrogenated Gum Rosin, the methyl ester of hydrogenated rosin, is a light amber liquid resin. Being hydrogenated, it has marked resistance to aging. To assure minimum odor of products in which it is used, it is given a special steam-sparging treatment. Foralyn 5020-F is used as a resinous plasticizer or tackifier in finished products such as adhesives, inks, and lacquers.
  • Excellent fixative
  • Exceptional cutaneous tolerance
  • Liquid tackifier and plasticizer resin with excellent ageing characteristics
  • Low color
  • Low odor
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Foralyn™ 90 Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinForalyn™ 90 ester of hydrogenated rosin is the glycerol ester of hydrogenated rosin. This resin combines the feature of light initial color and good color retention with the advantages of excellent long-term retention of adhesive properties and UV light stability offered by Staybelite™ and Foral™ esters of hydrogenated rosin.
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Foralyn™ E Partially Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinForalyn™ E Partially Hydrogenated Gum Rosin is a light colored, thermoplastic, acidic resin made by partially hydrogenating rosin. Because of this treatment, Foralyn E is highly resistant to oxidation and discolouration, and to changes in solubility characteristics when it is exposed to air and sunlight. Thermoplastic properties of Foralyn™ E make it particularly valuable as a plasticizer, tackifier or processing aid for reclaimed, natural, and synthetic rubbers. Foralyn E is also suggested for the preparation of synthetic resins, pigment coatings, soldering fluxes and caulking compounds.
  • Color stability
  • Exceptionally light color
  • High acid number
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Metalyn™ 200 Methyl Ester of RosinRosin ResinMetalyn™ 200 methyl ester of gum rosin, a resinous plasticizer derived from rosin, is an amber-colored, tacky, viscous liquid. These physical properties, together with its wide compatibility, make it useful in a variety of applications, including lacquers, inks, adhesives, plastics, paper coatings and varnishes.
  • Alcohol-soluble
  • Compatible and miscible with a wide variety of materials
  • Excellent surface wetting and adhesion properties
  • Liquid plasticizer and tackifier
  • Low vapor pressure
Pentalyn™ H-E Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinPentalyn™ H-E ester of hydrogenated gum rosin is a medium hard, pale, thermoplastic resin designed primarily as a tackifying resin for various types of polymer and elastomer-based adhesives. It is a pentaerythritol ester of a rosin that has been stabilized by hydrogenation. In adhesive formulations, it contributes improved resistance to oxidation, greater heat stability, better retention of color, and greater retention of tack-imparting properties than ordinary rosin ester resins.
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • High softening point
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Permalyn™ 5110 Synthetic ResinRosin ResinPermalyn™ 5110 synthetic resin is a pentaerythritol ester of gum rosin. It has been designed for adhesive applications that require light initial color and good color stability. Permalyn 5110 is used as a resin modifier in elastomers, waxes, film-formers, and various adhesive and protective coating applications.
  • High softening point
  • Low odor
  • Resistant to thermal degradation
  • Thermoplastic resin
  • Very good color stability
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Permalyn™ 6110 Synthetic ResinRosin ResinPermalyn™ 6110 synthetic resin, a very pale, hard, thermoplastic resin, is a pentaerythritol ester of gum rosin. It is produced by a special process that yields a low-odor, light-colored, very stable product. Permalyn 6110 is used as a resin modifier in elastomers, waxes, film-formers, and various adhesive and protective coating applications.
  • High softening point
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Resistant to thermal degradation
  • Thermoplastic resin
  • Very good color stability
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Piccotac™ 1020-E Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1020-E hydrocarbon resin is a liquid, low molecular weight hydrocarbon resin based on aliphatic monomers of petroleum origin. Piccotac™ 1020-E is pale in color, has good heat and light stability and contributes an excellent balance of tack and adhesive properties to systems blended with elastomers. Piccotac™ 1020-E is designed primarily for use in pressure sensitive and hot melt adhesives. It is stabilized with antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic liquid resin used to increase tack and reduce viscosity
  • Excellent adhesion in adhesives with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
Piccotac™ 1100-E Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1100-E hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, aliphatic hydrocarbon resin, derived mainly from dienes and other reactive monomers. It is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of tack and of adhesive and cohesive properties, heat resistance, and wide compatibility. Piccotac™ 1100-E is designed as a tackifier for various adhesive and hot melt compositions, particularly pressure-sensitive systems that require high cohesive and quick-stick properties. Piccotac™ 1100-E is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in formulations with Natural Rubber
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
  • Good adhesion in formulations with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
Piccotac™ 7590-N Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 7590-N hydrocarbon resin is an aromatic-modified, aliphatic hydrocarbon resin developed for the adhesives industry. Its specific degree of modification provides Piccotac™ 7590-N with an excellent compatibility with styrene-based thermoplastic elastomers, and in particular SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene and SEBS (styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene) block copolymers. It is also compatible with APAO (amorphous poly-alpha-olefins), metallocene-catalyzed polyolefins, SBR, EVA, and many polar elastomers. Due to its low odor and very good thermostability, Piccotac™ 7590-N is suggested as tackifying resin for high quality hot melt and hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 7590-N is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Allows lower than usual hot melt coating temperatures
  • Excellent compatibility and performance in SBS and SEBS block copolymer HMPSA systems
  • Excellent compatibility with natural rubber, SBR and polyolefins
  • Good balance of peel and shear properties
  • Light color, low odor
  • Low softening point, good low temperature properties
Piccotac™ 9095-E Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 9095-E hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, slightly aromatic-modified aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. This light colored resin is compatible with styrenic block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers.

It is widely used with other tackifier resins, such as rosin esters and C9 hydrocarbon tackifiers to improve performance. It is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 9095-E is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic resin with a low level of aromatic-modification
  • Excellent adhesion to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent balance of peel and shear
  • Excellent compatibility with EVA, APO and metallocene polymers for packaging adhesives
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
  • Light color, low odor
Poly-Pale™ Partially Dimerized RosinRosin ResinPoly-Pale™ resin is a pale, partially polymerized (dimerized) gum rosin. Compared with pale grades of regular wood, gum, or tall oil rosins, it has a higher softening point, higher viscosity (molten and in solution), much greater resistance to oxidation, and complete freedom from crystallizing when in solid form or in solution. Its many uses include the preparation of varnishes, driers, synthetic resins, ink vehicles, floor tile, rubber compounds, solder fluxes, and various adhesives and protective coatings.
  • Alcohol-soluble
  • High softening point
  • Non-crystalline
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Thermoplastic rosin acid
Staybelite™ Ester 3-E Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinStaybelite™ ester 3-E ester of hydrogenated gum rosin is a pale, viscous, balsamic liquid with the resistance to oxidation and discoloration characteristic of the Staybelite series of resins. The tacky, highly adhesive resin can be readily emulsified, and serves as plasticizer for a wide range of film formers.

Staybelite ester 3-E is broadly compatible with many other components, and it has found wide acceptance in hot melt, pressure sensitive, and laminating adhesives. In general, it finds use where there is a need for a pale, non-oxidizing, color-stable, highly tacky liquid resin.
  • Good resistance to oxidation and discoloration
  • High viscous tackifier resin with excellent ageing characteristics
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Staybelite™ Ester 5-E ResinRosin ResinStaybelite™ ester 5-E resin is a pale, medium-hard, thermoplastic synthetic resin that has excellent resistance to oxidation, discoloration, and other properties affected by ageing. It is the glycerol ester of partially hydrogenated rosin specially processed to yield a low-odor, low-acid-number product. These and other outstanding properties make it particularly useful as a modifier of masticatory ingredients used in chewing gum bases.
  • Excellent chewing gum base
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Staybelite™ Resin-E Partially Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinStaybelite™ resin-E partially hydrogenated rosin is a pale, thermoplastic, acidic resin made by partially hydrogenating rosin. Because of this treatment, Staybelite resin-E partially hydrogenated rosin is highly resistant to oxidation and discolouration, and to changes in solubility characteristics when it is exposed to air and sunlight.
  • Color stability
  • High acid number
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
Tacolyn™ 1070 Resin DispersionTackifier DispersionTacolyn™ 1070 resin dispersion is an aqueous, 55% solids, solvent-free, anionic hydrocarbon dispersion. It is recommended as a tackifier for acrylic latex polymers used in label, tape, and construction adhesive applications. As a modifier for these latexes, Tacolyn™ 1070 enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board. It promotes cohesive strength and offers good moisture resistance when used in pressure sensitive adhesives. It may be used in clear film label applications due to its good color retention and oxidation resistance.
  • APE-free
  • Enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board
  • Good moisture resistance
  • Good thermal and UV stability
  • Promotes cohesion
Tacolyn™ 5002 Resin DispersionTackifier DispersionTacolyn™ 5002 resin dispersion is an aqueous, 55% solids, solvent-free, anionic hydrocarbon resin dispersion. It is recommended as a tackifier for natural rubber and styrene butadiene rubber latex polymers used in label, tape, construction, and contact adhesive applications. As a modifier for pressure sensitive label and tape adhesives, Tacolyn™ 5002 provides a good balance of peel and shear and enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board. Tacolyn™ 5002 is recommended for water-based contact adhesives where fast break properties are required as in foam to foam bonding applications.
  • APE-free
  • Broad utility as a general purpose SBR tackifier
  • Enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board
  • Good moisture resistance
  • Good thermal and UV stability
  • Promotes cohesion

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