Foral® 85

Foral® 85 resin is the glycerol ester of hydrogenated wood rosin. It is an exceptionally pale thermoplastic resin that has outstanding resistance to oxidation and to discoloration caused by heat and aging. Foral 85 resin can be used as a tackifier resin in various types of adhesives, and in protective and barrier type coatings that require an exceptional degree of color retention and oxidation resistance. It is particularly effective in tackifying acrylic PSA formulations.

Product Code: 4264

Product Name

Foral® 85


  • Tackifier resin for pressure sensitive adhesives used for tapes, labels, medical appliances, and specialty applications
  • Tackifier resin in lamination of metal foil, paper, cloth, cellophane, and cellulose acetate films
  • Imparts hot tack and heat sealability in hot melt adhesives and improves adhesion to substrates
  • Improves hot tack and bond strength in hot melt coatings
  • Improves surface gloss and clarity in packaging appearance
  • Increases gloss, transparency, and adhesion as a modifier in paraffin wax


  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Pale color
  • Excellent color retention
  • Inherent tackiness
  • Wide solubility and compatibility
  • Low odor

General Sales Specifications

Softening Point, Pinova drop method, °C 80-88
Color, USDA rosin scale, maximum X
Acid Number, mg KOH/g 3-10

Typical Properties

Color, USDA rosin scale XA
Color, Gardner, 50% solids in toluene 3
Density at 25°C, lbs/gal (kg/l) 8.9 (1.07)


Package Form Net Weight
Bag, multi-wall, kraft Pastilles 50 lb, 22.68 kg
Drum, fiber Solid 400 lb, 181.44 kg
Bulk, tank truck Molten Varies


CAS No. 65997-13-9 US DOT: Not regulated
International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI): Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate
US FDA: 21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.125(b)
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.320
21 CFR 175.380
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 176.180
21 CFR 176.200
21 CFR 176.210
21 CFR 177.1200
21 CFR 177.1210
21 CFR 177.1400
21 CFR 177.2600
21 CFR 178.3120
21 CFR 178.3800
21 CFR 178.3850
21 CFR 178.3870

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 resin 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.

Foral® is a registered trademark of Pinova, Inc.
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Pinova® is a trademark of Pinova, Inc., Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.A.
The products and related information provided by Pinova are for manufacturing use only. Pinova makes no express, implied, or other representation, warranty, or guarantee concerning (i) the handling, use, or application of such products, whether alone, in combination with other products, or otherwise, (ii) the completeness, definitiveness, or adequacy, of such information for user’s or other purposes, (iii) the quality of such products, except that such products are of Pinova’s standard quality. Users are advised to make their own tests to determine the safety and suitability of each such product or product combination for their own purposes. Read and understand the  Safety Data Sheet (SDS) before using this product.

Rev. 6 – 1/18