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For tyre manufacturers, Synthomer IMPERA™ performance resins help enhance wet traction, responsive handling and rolling resistance, without compromising other key performance characteristics or processing. Adding even a small amount of IMPERA™ fine-tunes performance, which potentially avoids tyre manufacturers having to make significant formulation changes or even redesign their tyres.

For tyre manufacturers and formulators, balancing performance and safety is a constant challenge. Both are essential, but regulations, tyre labelling requirements, and third-party ratings place heavy emphasis on safety. Our innovations help tyres perform with better responsiveness, braking and grip so that manufacturers can ensure their tyres deliver on all levels without significant trade-offs.

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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

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

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
Impera™ D1606 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ performance resin D1606 is an aromatically modified aliphatic resin. Impera D1606 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ E1602 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ E1602 is a partially hydrogenated resin. Impera E1602 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.

Impera™ E1740 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin
Synthomer Impera™ E1740 is a fully hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin. Impera E1740 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.

Impera™ E1750 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin
Synthomer Impera™ E1750 is a fully hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin. Impera E1750 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.

Impera™ E1775 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ E1775 is a hydrogenated resin. Impera E1775 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ E1780 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin

Impera™ E1780 is a hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin. Impera™ E1780 resin can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ E1850 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ E1850 is a partially hydrogenated resin. Impera E1850 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ E1875 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ E1875 is a partially hydrogenated resin. Impera E1875 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds. Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ P1503 Hydrocarbon ResinPure Monomer Resin

Synthomer Impera™ P1503 is an aromatic resin. Impera P1503 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ P1504 Hydrocarbon ResinPure Monomer Resin

Synthomer Impera™ P1504 is an aromatic resin. Impera P1504 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ P1505 Hydrocarbon ResinPure Monomer Resin

Synthomer Impera™ P1505 is an aromatic resin. Impera P1505 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ R1507 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ R1507 is an aliphatic resin. Impera R1507 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


Impera™ R1508 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin
Synthomer Impera™ R1508 hydrocarbon resin is an aliphatic resin. Impera R1508 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.
Impera™ R1607 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin
Synthomer Impera™ R1607 is an aliphatic resin. Impera R1607 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.
Impera™ R1608 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin

Synthomer Impera™ R1608 is an aliphatic resin. Impera R1608 can improve tire performance attributes including rolling resistance, wet grip, and abrasion in tread compounds.  Additional performance enhancements can be achieved depending on rubber compound formulation.


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™ 5095 Synthetic ResinRosin ResinPermalyn™ 5095 synthetic resin, a pale, thermoplastic resin, is the glycerol ester of gum rosin.

It is produced by a special process that yields a low-odor, low-acid-number resin that is suggested for use as a modifier for film-formers, elastomers, and waxes in various adhesives and protective coatings where pale color and minimal odor are required.
  • Low odor
  • Medium softening point
  • 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
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
Regalite™ R1090 Hydrocarbon ResinNBR-DryRegalite™ R1090 hydrocarbon Rrsin is a low molecular weight fully hydrogenated, water-white, inert, thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as tackifier in hot melt adhesives based on EVA copolymers and SIS block copolymers requiring excellent color retention upon aging.
  • Excellent heat stability
  • Water-white color
  • Wide compatibility
Regalite™ R1100 Hydrocarbon ResinHydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin

Regalite™ R1100 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight fully hydrogenated, water-white, inert, thermoplastic resin derived from petrochemical feedstocks. This resin is especially designed as tackifier in hot-melt adhesives requiring excellent color retention upon aging.

  • Excellent heat and UV stability
  • Water-white color
  • Wide compatibility

Staybelite™ Ester 10-E Ester of Hydrogenated RosinRosin ResinStaybelite™ ester 10-E ester of hydrogenated gum rosin is a pale, thermoplastic resin with the excellent resistance to oxidation and discoloration characteristic of ester resins derived from hydrogenated rosin. It is a glycerol ester of rosin that has been stabilized by hydrogenation and has found wide acceptance as a tackifying resin for many adhesive applications, particularly pressure-sensitive, hot melt and emulsion types. In general, it is useful where there is need for a pale, nonoxidizing, color-stable resin.
  • Easily emulsifiable
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation
  • Light color
  • Low odor
  • Medium softening point
  • Thermoplastic hydrogenated resin
  • Wide solubility and compatibility range
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

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