Kolon Hikotack P-120 is a pale yellow adhesive tackifier resin based on an unsaturated aromatic hydrocarbon resin derived from the polymerization of unsaturated aromatic olefins and diolefins derived from the thermal cracking of naphtha. Hikotack P-120 is thermoplastic, and was designed for use as vehicles for inks and paints, tackifier for solvent-based adhesives, water repellent agent, concrete curing agent, and binder for asphalt. Also recommended for use in modified epoxy paint and alkyd paints.
Hikotack hydrocarbon tackifier resins are typically soluble in butyl acetate, methyl isobutyl ketone, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, ethyl acetate, tetrahydrofuran, benzene, chloroform, methyl ethyl ketone, chlorobenzene, acetone, carbon disulfide, 1,4-dioxin, aniline, and are partially soluble in hexane. Hikotack resins are typically insoluble in isopropyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, furfuryl alcohol, and methanol.
Hikotack resin compatibility is dependent on the softening point of the resin, particularly with regards to rubbers/elastomers and resins/polymers. Typically, Hikotack resins are 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 and polyethylene wax. Additionally, Hikotack resins with low softening points are compatible with styrene butadiene rubber, SBS block copolymer, SIS block copolymer, SEBS block copolymer, ethylene vinyl acetate, acrylic ester resin, epoxy resin, alkyd resin, PVC resin, polystyrene, and phenolic resin, with partial compatibility with natural rubber and butyl rubber.