Piccolyte® C105

Piccolyte® C105 polyterpene resin is a pale, neutral, low molecular weight, highly stable, thermoplastic resin. Produced from d-limonene, a natural terpene of citrus origin, it is characterized by its light color, resistance to aging, high thermal stability, and excellent balance of tack, adhesive and cohesive properties. This resin is a highly effective tackifier for both elastomeric- and thermoplastic-based adhesive systems, particularly pressure sensitive and hot melt types. It is also excellent as a mid-range softening masticatory agent and binder in chewing gum compositions.

Product Code: 4306

Product Name

Piccolyte® C105


  • Tackifier resin with natural and synthetic rubbers in pressure sensitive and hot melt adhesives
  • Masticatory agent in chewing gum compositions
  • Modifier resin in rubber and plastics compounding
  • Wax modifier for investment castings
  • Hot melt coatings formulated with waxes and polybutenes


  • Pale color and color retention
  • Superior taste and odor characteristics
  • Inertness to acids, alkalies, and salts
  • High tack and tack retention
  • High adhesive and cohesive strength
  • Heat and UV light resistant
  • Wide solubility and compatibility

General Sales Specifications

Softening Point, Ring & Ball, °C 102-108
Color, Gardner, 50% solids in mineral spirits, max 4

Typical Properties

Bromine Number 30
Density at 25°C, lb/gal (kg/l) 8.25 (0.99)
Melt viscosity @ 100 poise, (°C) 135
Flashpoint, Seta, °F (°C) > 347 (> 175)


Package Form Net Weight
Bag, multi-wall, kraft Pastilles 50 lbs, 22.68 kgs


CAS No. 9003-73-0 US DOT: Not regulated
US FDA: 21 CFR 172.615
21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.125
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.320
21 CFR 175.380
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 176.170
21 CFR 176.180
21 CFR 177.1200
21 CFR 177.1210
21 CFR 177.1400
21 CFR 177.2600

Other regulatory information available on request

Storage and Inventory Control

Pastillated or flaked resins may fuse, block, or lump during hot weather months, if stored near sources of heat, if double or triple stacked, or if stored for prolonged periods of time. These forms of resins are prone to gradual oxidation, some more so than others. This could result in darkening and/or could have an adverse effect on solubility in organic solvents. Care should be given to minimize opportunities for product oxidation throughout processing. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that proper storage conditions and strict control of inventory be observed at all times, taking care that the oldest material is used first.

Product Safety

Read and understand the Safety Data Sheet before using this product.

Piccolyte® is a registered trademark of Pinova, Inc.
© Pinova, Inc., 2014
Pinova® is a trademark of Pinova, Inc., Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.A.
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Rev. 3 – 8/14