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Hot-melt adhesives (HMA)  

Hot-melt adhesives (HMA) based on Escorez™ tackifying resins provide optimal hold and superior manufacturing flexibility versus waterborne or solvent-based adhesives. Hot-melt adhesives are widely used in a variety of applications, including packaging, hygiene and assembly.

Hot-melt adhesives are solvent-free, thermoplastic materials that are mixed and applied in the molten state at temperatures varying from 120° to 180°C.

Uses and benefits

ExxonMobil Chemical offers adhesive formulators products, supply reliability and expertise to help improve their packaging products, processes and cost efficiency.

Escorez™ tackifying resins

Escorez tackifiers serve a broad variety of hot-melt adhesive applications with features ranging from high clarity and compatibility to low odor and flexibility.

Escorene™ Ultra EVA

Escorene Ultra ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers resins are well-suited for case and carton sealing and closures, featuring compatibility with both hydrocarbon and natural tackifiers and most waxes.

Vistamaxx™ performance polymers

Low viscosity Vistamaxx polymers create new possibilities for high-performance, low odor and high mileage hot-melt adhesive formulations for cardboard packaging:

  • Up to 90 percent polymer loading possible
  • Significantly lower density and lighter weight formulations for increased mileage, compared to EVA and metallocene polyethylene-based alternatives

Looking for other base adhesive polymers for your packaging applications? Consider ExxonMobil™ Ethylene n-Butyl Acrylate (EnBA) copolymers and other Vistamaxx polymers.

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Adhesives formulators can count on ExxonMobil Chemical for products, supply reliability and expertise to help improve their hygiene products, processes and cost efficiency.

Escorez tackifying resins

Adhesives formulated with Escorez tackifiers are compatible with a broad selection of polymers, including ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), styrenic block copolymers (SIS, SBS, SEBS), metallocene polyolefins and polyalphaolefins. They help maintain the integrity and appearance of the nonwoven fabrics, plastic films and elastic substrates commonly used in the construction of disposable goods.

Vistamaxx performance polymers

Low viscosity Vistamaxx polymers create new possibilities for high-performance, low odor hot-melt adhesive formulations for hygiene construction and elastic attachment:

  • 45-65 percent polymer loading enables formulation flexibility to meet open and set time needs
  • Excellent adhesion to low surface energy substrates

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Escorez tackifiers promote higher production output in assembly applications with minimum equipment maintenance, thanks to both heat and viscosity stability. Our resins are compatible with a broad selection of polymers, including metallocene polyolefins (MCN-PO), ethylene vinyl acetate and polyalphaolefins.

Escorez tackifying resins deliver many benefits to hot-melt adhesives used in assembly, including:

  • Strong, yet flexible, hold on a range of materials
  • Stability in both moderate- and low-temperature environments
  • Clear, consistent coverage for clean application
  • Low odor and clear, light color preferred by consumers

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Product solutions

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    Escorez™ tackifiers are amorphous, glassy, low-molecular-weight hydrocarbon polymers that promote adhesion and tack in hot-melt and pressure-sensitive adhesives.

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    Vistamaxx™ performance polymers

    Discover how Vistamaxx™ performance polymers can be used to create new possibilities in a variety of applications including hygiene products, flexible and rigid packaging, polymer modification, masterbatches, increasing polymer processing efficiencies, roofing, construction and many others.

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    EVA copolymers

    Escorene™ ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers are used in extrusion film processes for applications including packaging, surface protection and greenhouse covers – and in photovoltaic cell encapsulation.

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    EnBA copolymers

    ExxonMobil™ ethylene n-butyl acrylate (EnBA) copolymers adhere to a variety of polar substrates including paper, polyesters, ionomers, PVdC and unplasticized PVC.

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    Hot melt adhesive formulations for trouble-free and user-friendly applications

    Low viscosity grades of Vistamaxx™ performance polymers from ExxonMobil deliver high-performance, cost-effective hot-melt adhesives used in packaging, hygiene and assembly applications.

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