Hercolyn® DW

Hercolyn® DW methyl ester of hydrogenated wood rosin is a light amber liquid resinous tackifier and plasticizer. It is sourced from wood rosin, which is extracted from pinewood and solvent refined exclusively by Pinova Inc. in Brunswick, Georgia, USA, and then further stabilized by hydrogenation. The rosin refining and a special steam purification treatment assures consistent mild odor. Hercolyn DW resin is used extensively in fragrance compounds, where it functions as a fixative, carrier, and compatibilizer, and in the formulation of chewing gum base. It is also used as a resinous plasticizer or tackifier in finished products such as lacquers, inks, adhesives, floor tiles, artificial leather, and antifouling paints.

Product Code: 4276

Product Name

Hercolyn® DW


  • Carrier and fixative in fragrance compounds
  • Component in chewing gum base to adjust hardness, plasticity, and chew characteristics
  • Component in cosmetics, depilatory waxes, and other personal care products
  • Resin component in adhesives, inks, floor tile, vinyl plastics, rubber compositions, and related applications


  • High refractive index
  • Low odor
  • High boiling point
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Excellent pigment wetting properties
  • Wide solubility and compatibility ranges
  • Allegen-tested**
  • Broad regulatory clearances

**Pinova Inc. has conducted in vitro, animal, and human patch test studies on this product. Data from these models indicate that this product is not cytotoxic and has very low potential to induce skin sensitization.


General Sales Specifications

Acid Number 4-8
Viscosity at 25°C, Gardner-Holdt Z-Z4
Appearance EFFM
Color, Gardner neat, maximum 6

Typical Properties

Color, Gardner neat 2
Saponification number, mg KOH/g 155
Flashpoint, Setaflash CC, °F (°C) 388 (198)
Boiling point, 760 mm mercury, °C 360-364
Refractive index at 20°C 1.52
Density at 25°C, lb/gal (kg/l) 8.5 (1.02)


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


CAS No. 8050-15-5 US DOT: Not regulated
International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI): Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate; Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate
US FDA: 21 CFR 172.515
21 CFR 172.615
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 177.1400
21 CFR 177.2600
21 CFR 178.3120
21 CFR 178.3800
21 CFR 178.3850
21 CFR 178.3870
21 CFR 73.1 (b)

Other regulatory information available on request

Product Safety

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

Hercolyn® 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. 5 – 1/17