Foral® NC

Foral® NC resin is the partial sodium resinate of the highly hydrogenated wood rosin, Foral AX resin. It is characterized by light initial color, superior color stability, thermoplasticity, and excellent tack, and may be used in many applications in which Foral AX resin excels. An added benefit of the partial sodium neutralization is an increase in softening point and glass transition temperature, which allows Foral NC to be packaged as free-flowing pastilles in easily handled bags. It is particularly suitable for food contact applications.

Product Code: 4269

Product Name

Foral® NC


  • Tackifier or modifier for adhesive systems, including:
    - Hot melt
    - Pressure sensitive
    - Solvent
    - Emulsion
    - Sealant compounds
  • Modifier in solvent-based or heat-sealable coatings
  • Component of thermoplastic compounds and hot melt depilatory waxes
  • Plasticizer/modifier of natural and synthetic rubber goods


  • Highest degree of hydrogenation available
  • Exceptional color
  • Excellent heat stability and color retention
  • Pastilles in bags to facilitate handling
  • Good acid functionality
  • Low odor
  • Widely compatible with polymers and solvents
  • Broad regulatory approva

General Sales Specifications

Softening Point, Ring & Ball, °C 78-92
Color, USRG, maximum X
Acid Number, mg KOH/g 120-138

Typical Properties

Softening Point, Ring & Ball, °C 83
Color, USRG XB
Acid Number, mg KOH/g 126
Abietic Acid, % < 2


Package Form Net Weight
Bag, multi-wall, kraft Pastilles 50 lb, 22.68 kg
Drum, galvanized Solid 500 lb, 226.8 kg


CAS No. 68990-02-3 US DOT: Not regulated
US FDA: 21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.125
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.320
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 176.170
21 CFR 176.180
21 CFR 176.200
21 CFR 176.210
21 CFR 177.1200
21 CFR 177.1210
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.
© Pinova, Inc., 2010
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. 2 – 7/11