Piccolyte® C85

Piccolyte® C85 polyterpene resin is a pale, neutral, low molecular weight, highly stable, thermoplastic resin. Produced from d-limonene, a natural terpene of citrus origin, it is characterized by its light color, resistance to aging, and high thermal stability. It is particularly designed as a masticatory/softening agent and plasticizer in chewing gum compositions. In gum base it has similar hardness to a glycerol ester of rosin, but with the superior taste, odor, and stability characteristics of a polyterpene. Proprietary processing produces a resin low in volatiles, providing for enhanced organoleptic performance.  This resin is also a highly effective tackifier for both elastomeric- and thermoplastic-based adhesive systems.

Product Code: 4305

Product Name

Piccolyte® C85


  • Masticatory agent in chewing gum compositions
  • Tackifier resin with natural and synthetic rubbers in pressure-sensitive and hot-melt adhesives
  • Modifier resin in rubber and plastics compounding
  • Wax modifier for investment castings


  • Pale color and color retention
  • Superior taste and odor characteristics
  • Inertness to acids, alkalies, and salts
  • High tack and tack retention
  • High adhesive and cohesive strength
  • Heat and UV light resistant
  • Wide compatibility and solubility

General Sales Specifications

Softening Point, Ring & Ball, °C 82-88
Color, Gardner, 50% solids in OMS < 4

Typical Properties

Acid Number, mg KOH/g < 5
Saponification Number < 5
Flashpoint, Seta, °F (°C) > 347 (> 175)
Density at 25°C, lb/gal (kg/l) 8.17 (0.98)


Package Form Net Weight
Bag, multi-wall, kraft Pastilles 50 lbs, 22.68 kgs


CAS No. 9003-73-0 US DOT: Not regulated
US FDA: 21 CFR 172.615
21 CFR 175.105
21 CFR 175.125
21 CFR 175.300
21 CFR 175.320
21 CFR 175.380
21 CFR 175.390
21 CFR 176.170
21 CFR 176.180
21 CFR 177.1200
21 CFR 177.1400
21 CFR 177.1210
21 CFR 177.2600
21 CFR 73.1 (b)

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