[Exxon Chemical] A trademark for one of a series of cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon resins. Escorez 5380 is a transparent colorless resin. It was developed for use as a tackifier but has been used in some varnish formulations. For example, it was used as the base for UVS Finishing Varnish from 1991 to 1997. Escorez 5380 has a low glass transition temperature and exhibits flow at room temperature on the shelf.
Soluble in petroleum hydrocarbons. Insoluble in water, ethanol.
|Molecular Weight||Tg = 31.5 C|
° ExxonMobil: Website
° M.Swicklik, M.Berger, G.Berger, "Recently Introduced Low Molecular Weight Varnishes: Escorez 5380" AIC Painting Conservation Catalog, Varnishes and Surface Coatings, p.117, 1998.