Piccolyte® A25

Piccolyte® A25 polyterpene resin is a low molecular weight, pale, inert resin derived from high-purity alpha-pinene isolated from turpentine. It is used in the agricultural industry as a retention aid and sticker for herbicides and pesticides that are applied to crops and plants, in the adhesives industry for specialty PSAs and in the lubricants industry. It can improve the low temperature performance of elastomeric and block copolymer based adhesives.

Product Code: 5003

Product Name

Piccolyte® A25


  • Retention aid for agricultural chemicals
  • Film former and fixative agent
  • Pressure sensitive adhesives with styrenated block copolymers, other rubbers and thermoplastic polymers.
  • Lubricants based on polyisobutylene and APAOs.
  • Plasticizer


  • Non-phytotoxic at appropriate and specified concentrations
  • Broad compatibility with a wide variety of agricultural chemicals
  • Light color and low odor
  • Compatible with SB, SBS, SI, SIS, polyolefins, and EVAs
  • Improvement in cold temperature performance

General Sales Specifications

Color, Gardner, 50% solids in toluene, max 6
Viscosity, cps, 50°C, #34 Spindle, 6 rpm 3500-5500

Typical Properties

Softening Point, Ring & Ball, °C 22-28
Color, neat < 6
Density at 25°C, lb/gal (kg/l) 8.2 (0.98)
Flashpoint, Seta, °F (°C) > 250 (> 121)


Package Form Net Weight
Drum, steel, lined Viscous Liquid 400 lbs, 181.6 kg
Bulk, tank truck Viscous Liquid Varies


CAS No. 31393-98-3 US DOT: Not regulated
The copolymer is classified by the EPA as an inert ingredient when it is applied to growing crops and to agricultural commodities after harvest, under 40 CFR 153.125. An exemption from the requirement for a tolerance has been established (Federal Register: May 18, 2005) (Volume 70, Number 95) (Rules and Regulations) (Page 28447-28452).

Piccolyte®A25 polyterpene resin the following regulations:
US FDA: 21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.125(b)
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.380
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 176.170
21 CFR 176.180
21 CFR 177.1210
21 CFR 177.2600

Other regulatory information available on request

Product Safety

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

Piccolyte® is a registered trademark of Pinova, Inc.
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Rev. 2 – 7/11