Hydrogenated Hydrocarbon Tackifier Resins are thermoplastic resins that promote adhesion and tack in hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives. These tackifying resins impact the final adhesive's color, stability, and odor. Formulators select the appropriate hydrocarbon tackifier resin for their application by considering the softening point, molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and composition of the tackifier.

Tri-iso is proud to distribute Kolon Industries' SUKOREZ range of hydrogenated hydrocarbon tackifier resins. The SUKOREZ hydrocarbon tackifier resins are hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins. Most of these products are supplied as water-white beads, although a few grades exist that are offered with a low color. These products are soluble in primarily non-polar solvents, and can be characterized as having mid-low aromaticity.

 
 
Hydrogenated Hydrocarbon Tackifier Resins Products
The Sukorez products range from low color to water-white clear, and are used in the formulation of hot melt adhesives, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives.  Additionally, the Sukorez products find applications in polymer modification (polypropylene and  polyethylene).

Sukorez resins are typically soluble in hexane, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, tetrahydrofuran, benzene, chloroform, chlorobenzene, and carbon disulfide.  Sukorez resins are typically insoluble in butyl acetate, methyl isobutyl ketone, isopropyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, 1,4-dioxin, aniline, butyl alcohol, furfuryl alcohol, and methanol. 

Additionally, Sukorez 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, SBS block copolymer, SIS block copolymer, SEBS block copolymer, amorphous polyalpha olefins, ethylene vinyl acetate, and is partially soluble in polystyrene and phenolic resins.