Hikorez is Kolon Industries' brand of aliphatic hydrocarbon tackifier resins. The Hikorez products are pale yellow, and are used in the formulation of hot melt adhesives, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, tapes, hot melt road marking, and tire applications. Additionally, Hikorez resins find applications in sealants, asphalt modification, and in wax compounding.
Hikorez resins are typically soluble in hexane, butyl acetate, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, tetrahydrofuran, benzene, chloroform, chlorobenzene, and carbon disulfide. Hikorez resins are partially soluble in ethyl acetate and are typically insoluble in methyl isobutyl ketone, isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, 1,4-dioxin, aniline, butyl alcohol, furfuryl alcohol, and methanol.
Additionally, Hikorez resins are typically compatible with linseed oil, soybean oil, tall oil, tricresyl phosphate, butyl benzyl phthalate, dioctyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, gum rosin, tall oil rosin, ester gum, polyterpene, paraffin wax, microcrystalline wax, carnauba wax, polyethylene wax, natural rubber, butyl rubber, SIS block copolymer, SEBS block copolymer, amorphous polyalpha olefins, ethylene vinyl acetate, and is partially soluble in polystyrene, SBS block copolymers, and phenolic resins.