Braskem America B-120 LN

Braskem America B-120 LN is a hydrocarbon resin obtained through catalytic polymerization in a continuous process. It comes in light yellow pellet form and exhibits hydrophobic characteristics. Compatible with various solvents and polymeric materials, Unilene® B-120 LN has a controlled naphthalene content, resulting in a less noticeable odor compared to regular C9 hydrocarbon resins. In rubber applications, it enhances processability, filler incorporation, dispersion, and adhesion, while preventing elastomer degradation and reducing preparation time. For solvent and hot melt adhesives, the resin provides excellent adhesion, cohesion, extended open time, and water repellency.

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Functions: Binder & Resin, Processing Aid

Chemical Family: Hydrocarbons

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Alkyds, Epoxies (EP), Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Softening Point120°CASTM D 6493
Color (50% in Toluene)max. 6GardnerASTM D 6166
Acid Valuemax. 0.1mg KOH/gASTM D 974
Naphthalene Contentmax. 100ppm
Molecular Weight (Mn)840g/molASTM D 6579
Molecular Weight (Mw)1835g/molASTM D 6579
Molecular Weight (Mz)3480g/molASTM D 6579
Brookfield Viscosity (at 180°C)1470cPsASTM D 3236
Cloud Point (MMAP)30°CASTM D 6038
Glass Transition Temperature71°CASTM D 6604

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

The resins are supplied in 25 ± 0.2 kg polyethylene bags and are supplied in pellet format.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Recommended Storage & Handling Conditions

Hydrocarbon resins have thermoplastic characteristics, they can agglomerate when subjected to high temperatures and/or under pressure (stacking). It is recommended to store the product in a fresh place, free from direct sunlight, moisture and without stacking the pallets, also avoiding direct contact with the soil. This characteristic is considered more crucial for low softening point resins such as Unilene A‐80, A‐90, and A‐90 LN.