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Liquid Polybutadiene Resins

Cray Valley offers a diverse selection of specialty liquid polybutadiene grades including low and high vinyl polybutadiene homopolymers and poly(styrene-butadiene) copolymers.

Ricon® grades offer a complete selection of microstructures, which translates to a wide spectrum of glass transition temperatures. In addition to the base product line, functional derivatives are available.

The Ricon MA and Ricobond® series include maleic anhydride grafted grades.

Poly bd® hydroxyl-terminated polybutadienes are available, and our unique Krasol® product line consists of both unsaturated and fully hydrogenated telechelic polybutadiene diols.

The products are used in an equally broad spectrum of markets and applications. Low-viscosity liquid polybutadienes are used as processing aids and the wide Tg range allows for modification of tire performance properties. In addition, high vinyl grades are useful as coagents for the peroxide cure of rubber. Functional grades expand the utility of the polybutadiene resins to many other applications including polyurethanes, hydrophobic sealants and coatings, and thermoplastic/thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) modification.

Discover Liquid Polybutadiene Resins

Product Description
Molecular weight (Mn, g/mol)
1,2 Vinyl (wt, %) TDS
Low Vinyl Homopolymers
Ricon 130 Homopolymer of Butadiene 2,500 28
Ricon 131 Homopolymer of Butadiene 4,500 28
Ricon 134 Homopolymer of Butadiene 8,000 28
Ricon 130MA8 Maleinized Polybutadiene 2,700 28
Ricon 131MA5 Maleinized Polybutadiene 4,700 28
Ricon 1731 (Ricobond 1731HS) Maleinized Polybutadiene (Dry Liquid 69% Active) 5,400 28
High Vinyl Homopolymers
Ricon 150 Homopolymer of Butadiene (Dry Liquid 70% Active) 3,900 70
Ricon 152 Homopolymer of Butadiene (Dry Liquid 70% Active) 2,900 80
Ricon 153 Homopolymer of Butadiene (Dry Liquid 65% Active) 4,700 85
Ricon 154 Homopolymer of Butadiene (Dry Liquid 65% Active) 5,200 90
Ricon 156 Homopolymer of Butadiene 1,400 70
Ricon 157 Homopolymer of Butadiene 1,800 70
Styrene-Butadiene Copolymers
Ricon 100 Butadiene-Styrene Random Copolymer (25% Styrene) 4,500 70
Ricon 181 Butadiene-Styrene Random Copolymer (28% Styrene) 3,200 30
Ricon 183 Butadiene-Styrene Random Copolymer (23% Styrene) 5,100 25
Ricon 184 Butadiene-Styrene Random Copolymer (28% Styrene) 8,600 30
Specialty Ricons
Ricon 300 Low Vinyl Homopolymer of Butadiene 2,500 750
Ricon 330 Hydrocarbon Resin 600 N/A
Ricon 340 Aliphatic Polymer 400 N/A
Ricon 603 Functionalized Polybutadiene 3,000 65