High-grade hydrocarbon resin

Low-molecular weight / amorphous aromatic hydrocarbon resin with excellent color characteristics.

Usage detail

Hot-melt adhesives and tackifiers



  • Basic information
  • Details of characteristics
  • Details of applications


FTR™ is a high-grade hydrocarbon resin developed by Mitsui Chemicals for use in hot melt adhesives for book binding, packaging and varieties of adhesive tapes on the basis of its proprietary oligomer manufacturing technology.

FTR™ is colorless and transparent and shows excellent heat resistance, low odor, good compatibility with various plastics and elastomers, excellent high-temperature adhesion and color stability when used as tackifier.


Adhesive tapes (cellophane, polystyrene, polypropylene, etc. as their substrate)
Hot melt adhesives (EVA, EEA, SIS, SBS, etc.)

  1. EVA : ethylene / vinyl chloride copolymer
  2. EEA : Ethylene / Ethyl acrylate copolymer
  3. SIS : Styrene isobutylene block rubber
  4. SBS : stylene butadiene block rubber


Characteristics of FTR™
  1. Excellent color and heat stability
  2. Good compatibility with various plastics, elastomers and wax
  3. Good solubility in various solvents
  4. Good adhesion at high temperature
Zero series α- Methylstyrene homo polymer
2000 series α- Methylstyrene / styrene copolymer
6000 series Styrene monomer / aliphatic monomer copolymer
7000 series Styrene monomer / α- methylstyrene / aliphatic monomer copolymer
8000 series Styrene monomer based homo polymer
FMR series Styrene monomer / aromatic monomer copolymer

Physical properties:

FTR:Physical Properties)
Uses, functions and recommended grades:
Use Function Recommended Grades
Hot melt adhesives Tackifier 6000 series, zero series
Tackifier for adhesive Tackifier 6000 series, 7000 series
Pressure-sensitive tape Tackifier 6000 series
Protective film/ sheet Tackifier 8000 series
Molded film Improved moldability 6000 series
Sealing film, sheet Giving water repellency 6000 series
Thermal ribbon Binder 8000 series
Toner Grinding medium 2000 series

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