Abalyn® methyl ester of wood rosin is an amber-colored, near neutral, tacky, viscous liquid. These physical properties, plus its wide compatibility, make it useful in a variety of applications, including lacquers, inks, paper coatings, varnishes, adhesives, sealing compounds, plastics, and wood preservatives.  Abalyn resin retains the reactive double bonds of rosin, which may be an advantage or drawback depending upon application conditions. For a methyl ester that has been stabilized against oxidation at these reactive sites by hydrogenation, Hercolyn® D resin is recommended.

Product Code: 4400

Product Name



  • Plasticizer for pressure sensitive and hot melt adhesives
  • Gloss component in lacquers
  • Softener for rubber compounds
  • Component of inks, varnishes, and asphalt


  • Clarity
  • High refractive index
  • High boiling point
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Good thermal stability
  • Excellent surface wetting properties, viscosity, and tack
  • Compatible and miscible with a wide variety of materials
  • Insoluble in water

General Sales Specifications

Color, Gardner neat, maximum 8
Acid Number, maximum 8
Viscosity at 25 °C, Gardner-Holdt Y – Z3

Typical Properties

Color, Gardner neat 6
Saponification number 160
Refractive index at 20°C 1.53
Density at 25°C, lb/gal (kg/l) 8.6 (1.03)
Flashpoint, Cleveland open cup, °F (°C) 352 (180)
Boiling point, °C 352 – 356


Package Form Net Weight
Drum, 55-gallon, steel Liquid 450 lbs, 204.12 kg
Bulk, tank truck Liquid Varies


CAS No. 68186-14-1 US DOT: Not regulated
International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI): Methyl Rosinate
US FDA: 21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.380
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 175.210
21 CFR 175.1210
21 CFR 175.2600

Other regulatory information available on request

Product Safety

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

Abalyn® and Hercolyn® are registered trademarks of Pinova, Inc.
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Rev. 3 – 12/13