Adhesives & Sealants

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Tackifier Resin for Rubber

I. R. Tubes is a leading supplier for tackifier resins, both water and solvent-based. Based in Pune, the tackifier resin suppliers ensure that customers are supplied with the right tackifier resin that suits their needs.
Tackifier resin for rubber is used extensively in the manufacture of rubber articles, especially in the making of tires for the mobility industry.  They are also used in technical rubber applications such as conveyor belts, V-belts, and hoses.  

Natural rubber has the property of tackiness, i.e., an ability to stick, and this stickiness needs to be retained before being vulcanized. While choosing which tackifier resin to use the first criteria to keep in mind is the compatibility between the resin and the polymer under consideration.  Since there is a wide diversity of elastomers and tackifiers, a basic understanding of tackifier resin selection criteria and familiarity with the various families of tackifiers is critical. As one of the leading tackifier resin suppliers, I R Tubes combines technical know-how with commercial sensibilities to offer customers the right product.

Features of Tackifier Resin
Tackifier resins rarely used alone, are typically combined with other polymers to produce compounds with the required end-use properties. The first criteria in the selection of a tackifier resin for rubber is the compatibility between the resin and the other polymer(s) under consideration. Stability, viscosity, color, softening point, and odor are also important criteria that affect adhesive properties.

After compatibility is determined, stability is the next most critical property to consider. Stability determines whether the adhesive can endure through its desired lifetime and can respond favourably to exposure to heat, oxygen, and chemicals. The chemical and process modifications to improve tackifier resin stability also can negatively affect the cost and color of the product.

The Key Benefits: 
Once compatibility and stability have been determined, secondary criteria such as color, odor, and fluorescence can be considered.  In summary, a good tackifier resin for rubber should ensure:

  1. Better tack retention
  2. Better heat and humidity performance
  3. Acts as a processing aid during mixing and does not interfere with the final properties of the finished goods.

As tackifier resin suppliers, we provide tackifier resins in various physical forms to meet specific requirements – Solids, Molten, and Liquid form.

Our partners often require these specialty chemicals in widely differing quantities, ranging from grams to multi-tonnes, and it is crucial to their success that they can rely on us to deliver these products as and when they need them. At I R Tubes we continually work with our customers to ensure new products are available to meet their needs.

As with all our chemicals, the ones we provide to the Adhesive & Sealants industry comply with the European Union’s REACH legislation. I. R. Tubes provide documentation in support of compliance at the ingredient level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Tackifiers?

Tackifiers are chemical compounds used to achieve the correct balance between adhesion and cohesion, which is dependent on the end use application.

What factors must be considered when selecting a Tackifier?

1. The end properties that the formulator is trying to achieve.
2. The type of processing that the adhesive will be subject to
3. The chemical nature of the base polymer. The tackifying agent must be compatible with the polymer.
4. With hot-melt adhesives, consideration must also be given to the heat stability of the tackifier in the melt.

What is the function of Tackifiers?

1. Increase tack and peel strength.
2. Improve specific adhesion.
3. Balance adhesion and cohesion
4. Promote high temperature adhesive performance.

Can Tackifiers affect any other properties?

Yes, it can change the viscosity, colour, thermal stability, and odour.

What are the different types of Tackifiers?

1. Hydrocarbon resins
2. Rosin resins, and
3. Terpene resins

What is a tackifier resin for rubber dispersion?

These tackifier resins for rubber are made by emulsifying as a melt into the Aqueous phase. These can then be mixed easily into the polymer dispersion.

What are other factors to be considered when choosing a Tackifier?

  • Compatibility
  • Modulus
  • Tg
  • Stability
  • Adhesion to the substrate in question
  • Odour
  • Other physical and chemical properties
  • Efficiency and cost

How does one select the appropriate Tackifier?

Tackifier resins for rubber are important constituents in adhesives formulations. The most important consideration is the cohesiveness. There may be more than one tackifier that satisfies this requirement. The end choice will then have to be made between quality and cost in order to determine the right tackifier.

I. R. Tubes Pvt. Ltd. is a tackifying resin suppliers and offers technical assistance when choosing the right tackifier to use.

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