Formulation-friendly additives that optimise performance

Key features:
  • Speciality portfolio of additives, dispersants, fluorosurfactants, opacifiers, and thickeners
  • Optimise formulation costs and deliver performance properties
  • Trusted by the world’s top brand names.

Many of the world’s top brands rely on our Synthomer speciality portfolio. This range of additives, dispersants, opacifiers, and thickeners delivers the performance properties manufacturers need to optimise formulation costs.

They are trusted in the manufacture of everyday products such as home and personal care, architectural and industrial coatings, adhesives, inks, and advanced materials such as electronics, packaging, and pharmaceuticals.

Our LYTRONTM brand of hollow-sphere pigment (HSP) opacifiers is used in liquid soaps, shampoos and cosmetics. ROHAGITTM brand products are used to prevent and counter microbial attack with UV-stable thickeners and dispersants.

TradenameChemistryDescription
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
LYTRON™ 180SA
Mildly acidic brilliant white opacifier preserved with 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol.

Lytron 180 opacifier for bath and shower products, including liquid hand wash and soaps, laundry detergents, and cleaners 
LYTRON™ 180 AVSA
Acidic un-neutralized opacifier for home and personal care products with no added preservatives.

Lytron 180 AV styrene acrylic copolymer opacifier for bath and shower products, including liquid hand wash and soaps, laundry detergents, and cleaners.
Permalyn™ 6110-M Synthetic ResinRosin ResinPermalyn™ 6110-M is a high softening point, light color thermoplastic resin; it is a pentaerythritol ester of gum rosin, specially developed to be used in the Adhesives Industry. The special manufacturing process of this resin allows getting a product, which is highly resistant to oxidation, color retention and has minimum odor.
  • Color retention
  • Excellent thermoplastic resin
  • High oxidation resistance
  • High softening point
  • Light color
  • Minimal odor
Permalyn™ 8120 Rosin EsterRosin ResinPermalyn™ 8120 is a pentaerythritol ester of gum rosin which has been chemically modified to have a ring and ball softening point near 120°C. Permalyn™ 8120 has lower color, better color stability higher heat stability, and higher softening point than typical pentaerythritol rosin esters. It is potentially useful in hot melt adhesive and ink applications where a high softening point is desirable and especially in packaging hot melt adhesives where color and viscosity stability at application temperatures are critical.
  • Excellent heat stability
  • High softening point
  • Low color
  • Superior adhesion
Piccotac™ 1020 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin

Piccotac™ 1020 hydrocarbon resin solution is an aliphatic, low molecular weight, liquid resin. Derived mainly from olefin monomers of petroleum origin, this pale neutral resin is characterized by its resistance to moisture, good heat and light stability, and excellent balance of tack and adhesive properties. It is stabilized with antioxidant.

It is designed primarily for use in pressure sensitive adhesives, hot melt adhesives and coatings. It is compatible with SIS block copolymers, natural rubber, polyisoprene, butyl rubber, and APO elastomers.

  • Aliphatic liquid resin used to increase tack and reduce viscosity
  • Excellent adhesion and compatibility to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent compatibility in natural rubber
  • Excellent tack and peel properties
  • Light color, low odor
  • Resistance to oxidation
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™ 1095 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1095 hydrocarbon tackifier resin is a narrow molecular weight distribution, aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. It has light color, low odor, and excellent thermal stability. It is compatible with SIS block copolymers, natural rubber, polyisoprene, butyl rubber, EVA, EnBA, mPE, mPP and APO elastomers. Piccotac™ 1095 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic low molecular weight C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in formulations with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent color and stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
Piccotac™ 1095-N Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1095-N hydrocarbon tackifier resin is a narrow molecular weight distribution, aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. It has light color, low odor, and excellent thermal stability. It is compatible with SIS block copolymers, natural rubber, polyisoprene, butyl rubber, EVA, EnBA, mPE, mPP and APO elastomers. Piccotac™ 1095-N is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic low molecular weight resin
  • Excellent adhesion to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
Piccotac™ 1098 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1098 hydrocarbon resin is a 100°C softening point, thermoplastic, low molecular weight, aliphatic C5 resin. Derived largely from mixed monomers of petroleum origin, it is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of tack and of adhesive and cohesive properties, heat resistance, and wide compatibility and solubility. Piccotac™ 1098 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant. It is designed primarily for use in pressure sensitive adhesives and hot melt adhesives and coatings.
  • Good adhesion to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Aliphatic C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in adhesives with natural rubber
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
Piccotac™ 1100 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1100 hydrocarbon resin is a 100°C softening point, thermoplastic, moderate molecular weight, aliphatic C5 resin. Derived largely from mixed monomers of petroleum origin, it is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of tack and of adhesive and cohesive properties, heat resistance, and wide compatibility and solubility. It is designed as a reinforcing tackifier for use in NR and IR-based pressure sensitive adhesives and SBC-based hot melt adhesives, for polymer modifications and for coatings. Piccotac™ 1100 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in formulations with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent shear strength
  • Good balance of tack & peel properties
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™ 1115 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 1115 hydrocarbon resin is a high softening point, thermoplastic, relatively high molecular weight, aliphatic C5 resin derived from dienes and other reactive olefin monomers. It is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of adhesive and cohesive properties, and broad compatibility and solubility. Piccotac™ 1115 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant. It is primarily for use in hot melt adhesives, pressure sensitive adhesives, and wax modification.
  • High softening point increases cohesion
  • Increased temperature resistance
  • Most aliphatic and highest molecular weight of the Synthomer tackifiers
Piccotac™ 7590-N Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 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™ 8095 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 8095 hydrocarbon resin is a medium softening point, aromatic-modified aliphatic C5 tackifier designed to provide better odor and more cohesion than rosin esters for hot-melt packaging applications. It is compatible with styrene block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers. This light colored resin is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 8095 is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Aromatic modification to replace tall oil rosin ester
  • Excellent cohesion
  • Good compatibility with styrene block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers
  • Higher cohesion and lower odor than rosin ester
  • Light color, low odor
  • Promotes low temperature properties
  • SBS tackifier
Piccotac™ 8595 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 8595 hydrocarbon resin is an aromatic-modified, aliphatic hydrocarbon resin developed for the adhesives industry. Its specific degree of modification and low molecular weight provides Piccotac™ 8595 with excellent compatibility in styrene block copolymers, amorphous polyolefins (APO), metallocene-polyolefins (mPE, mPP), EVA, and many polar elastomers. It is widely used to compatibilize different elastomers into a formulation to improve performance. It is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 8595 is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Excellent balance of peel and shear
  • Excellent compatibility with EVA, APO and metallocene polymers for packaging adhesives
  • Excellent compatibility with and performance in SIS, and SIS/SBS block copolymer HMPSA systems
  • Light color, low odor
  • Slightly aromatic character
Piccotac™ 9095 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 9095 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 is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic resin with a low level of aromatic-modification
  • Excellent adhesion in adhesives with 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
Piccotac™ 9095-E Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 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
Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-10 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, resinous plasticizer derived largely from aromatic petroleum feedstock. It is characterized by its chemical inertness, excellent resistance to salts, acids, alkalis, water and brines, and its solubility in a wide variety of hydrocarbon solvents. Picco A-10 is indicated for use as a binder in lithographic (cold set) inks and as plasticizer, softener and tackifier for other resins and elastomers used in rubber compounding and various adhesive systems.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Liquid plasticizer and tackifier
  • Non-reactive
  • Soluble in a wide variety of hydrocarbon solvents
Picco™ A-100 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-100 hydrocarbon resin, with its low softening point and molecular weight has a high level of compatibility in various polymers. It has excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture, good resistance to oxygen, and is extremely water repellent. In addition, it provides excellent solvent release, tack and tack retention, excellent pigment wetting, and can be used with both reinforcing and non-reinforcing fillers. Picco A-100 is a viscous fluid at rubber-milling temperatures, and aids compounding by reducing viscosity and by adding tack while on the rolls. These advantages, combined with improvement in mold flow during cure, are obtained without lowering the cured hardness of the finished product. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-100 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-100 is also utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Non-reactive
  • Thermoplastic
Picco™ A-120 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-120 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers that is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range. Being non-polar, it is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture and is extremely water repellent. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. In addition, Picco A-120 has excellent solvent release, tack and tack retention, wide solubility and compatibility, good resistance to oxygen and UV light, provides excellent pigment wetting and can be used with both reinforcing and non-reinforcing fillers. Picco A-120 is a viscous fluid at rubber-milling temperatures, and aids compounding by reducing viscosity and by adding tack while on the rolls. These advantages, combined with improvement in mold flow during cure, are obtained without lowering the cured hardness of the finished product. This resin is particularly indicated as a processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as a binder in protective coatings. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-120 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-120 is also utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing resin for styrene block copolymers
  • Thermoplastic
Picco™ A-140 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-140 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers that is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range. It is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-140 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-140 is particularly indicated as a processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as binder in protective coatings. It is also utilized in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Excellent water repellant
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing resin for styrene block copolymers
  • Thermoplastic
Picco™ AR-100 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ AR-100 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin. This resin has good solubility in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and is compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric polymers. It is utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives and finds widespread use in pressure sensitive adhesives, particularly in systems containing natural rubber or styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). It offers an excellent balance of tack, adhesion and cohesive properties to pressure sensitive systems. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco AR-100 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.
  • Broad compatibility and solubility
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing tackifier resin for many polymers used in the adhesive industry
Picco™ AR-85 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ AR-85 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin. This resin has good solubility in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and is compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric polymers. Picco AR-85 is utilized in EVA-based woodworking adhesives. In addition, it is widely used in pressure sensitive adhesives, particularly in systems containing natural rubber or SBR. It offers an excellent balance of tack, adhesion and cohesive properties. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco AR-85 preferentially associates the styrenic end blocks, producing lower melt viscosity while maintaining room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.
  • Broad compatibility and solubility
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing tackifier resin for many polymers used in the adhesive industry
Regalite™ C6100 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-Dry

Regalite™ C6100 hydrocarbon resin is a very light color, partially hydrogenated, modified aliphatic resin designed as an excellent tackifier for the midblock of thermoplastic block copolymers, including styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS), [low, medium, and high styrene content] styrene ethylene butylene styrene (SEBS) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS). It also shows excellent compatibility with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). Regalite™ C6100 is recommended for use in a variety of hot melt adhesives, including nonwoven assembly, packaging, bookbinding, glue sticks, and pressure-sensitive tape and label adhesives.

Regalite™ C6100L Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-DryRegalite™ C6100L Hydrocarbon Resin is a hydrogenated water-white hydrocarbon resin developed derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as a component of a multipart tackifier system in hot melt and solvent based pressure sensitive adhesives based on SIS, SBS and SEBS thermoplastic block copolymers, providing superior tack, adhesion and cohesive strength characteristics.
  • Excellent heat stability
  • Water-white color
  • Wide compatibility
Regalite™ R1010 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-DryRegalite™ R1010 hydrocarbon resin is a liquid hydrogenated, water-white, low molecular weight resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as a component of a multipart tackifier system in hot melt and solvent based pressure sensitive adhesives based on SIS and SBS thermoplastic block copolymers, providing superior tack, adhesion and cohesive strength characteristics.
  • Excellent heat stability
  • Water-white color
  • Wide compatibility
Regalite™ R1125 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-Dry

Regalite™ R1125 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight fully hydrogenated water-white inert thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is particularly useful as tackifier for hot melt systems based on EVA copolymers and SIS block copolymers.

Regalite™ R7100 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-Dry

Regalite™ R7100 hydrocarbon resin is a partially hydrogenated water-white inert thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as a tackifier in hot melt adhesives based on SBS block copolymers, providing excellent color retention upon aging.

Regalite™ S1100 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-Dry

Regalite™ S1100 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight fully hydrogenated water-white thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstock. This resin is especially designed as tackifier in hot melt adhesives requiring good color retention upon ageing.

Regalite™ S5090 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-Dry

Regalite™ S5090 hydrocarbon resin is an unique partially hydrogenated water-white inert thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstock.

Regalite™ S5100 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-DryRegalite™ S5100 hydrocarbon resin is a unique partially hydrogenated water-white inert thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstock. This resin is especially designed as a tackifier in hot melt adhesives based on SIS and SBS block copolymers, where it provides superior room temperature cohesion combined with very low adhesive viscosity.
  • Good compatibility with styrene block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers
  • SBS tackifier
  • Very good resistance to thermal and oxidative degradation
  • Water-white initial color
Regalite™ S7125 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-Dry

Regalite™ S7125 hydrocarbon resin is a partially hydrogenated water-white inert thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as a tackifier in hot melt adhesives based on EVA, SIS and SBS copolymers, providing low odor and good color retention upon ageing.

Regaltac™ C-115R ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon ResinRegaltac™ C-115R Resin is a tackifier resin with a softening point of 115°C and a molten Gardner color of 4.
  • Broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and other tackifying resins
  • Consistent quality
  • Excellent heat stability
  • Low odor
ROHAGIT™ SD 15PAFinely dispersed aqueous dispersion of a thermoplastic methacrylic acid-acrylic ester copolymer, anionic stabilised. The dispersion is free from APEO, film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.

ROHAGIT SD 15 is a pure acrylic universal ASE-thickener for pH-range > 8.0. It is UV stable and shows an excellent efficacy and is easy to incorporate. The consistency is pasty, not thready.

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