Trapylen® 980 S exhibits excellent solubility in non-aromatic solvents. It serves as an adhesion promoter in printing inks, adhesives, and paints, or as a direct primer. To use as a primer, dissolve the resin in xylene to create a 5% solids solution, enabling application through spraying, dipping, brushing, or printing methods.

Chemical Family: Maleics, Polyolefins

Functions: Adhesion Promoter, Coupling Agent

Product Type: Primer

Labeling Claims: Chlorine-free

Application Method: Brush, Dip Coating, Spray

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Product Type
CASE Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Ready-to-Use Product Features
Product Highlights
  • TRAPYLEN® 980 S is newiy developed chiorine-free polyolefin with excellent adhesion properties on polyolefinic substrates such as polypropylene, PP/EPDM thermoplastic rubbers and - with limitations to adhesion strength - as well to polyethylene.
  • Further advantage of this grade is its good solubility in non-aromatic solvents.
  • TRAPYLEN® 980 S is used as adhesion promoter for in printing inks, adhesives and paints, or as a straight primer.

Applications & Uses

Application Method
Coating Type

Using TRAPYLEN® 980 S as a primer dissolve the resin in xylene to 5 % solids. This primer can be applied by spraying, dipping, brushing or printing.

  • Drying conditions: 30 s at 80 °C, residual quantity of resin about 3 - 4 g/m².

When using TRAPYLEN® 980 S as adhesion promoter in base coats/pigmented primers, the compatibility of the system must be checked. The resulting base coat can be applied by spraying, dipping, brushing or printing if the system allows it.

  • Drying conditions: Usually 30 min at 80 °C, residual / quantity about 15 g/m².


Yellowish granules
Soluble in
Esters, Aromatic hydrocarbons, Ketones, Epichlorohydrin, Hydrogen, Methylcyclohexane, n - Heptane
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight55000g/mol-
Viscosity (at 10 % in xylene)40mPa.s-
Softening Point65°C-
Solubility and Dissolving Process
  • Soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons; as well in methyl cyclohexane (MCH), ethyl cyclohexane (ECH), n-Heptane (H) and mixtures from MCH, ECH, H and ketones/esters, e.g. MCH/ECH+MEK (4+1) and H+BAC (4+1).
  • Dissolving process: Place 1 part of TRAYPLEN® 980 S and 2 parts of solvent into a dissolver and stir the resin to dissolve it by friction.
  • The temperature of the system should be raised to 70 °C and held there for at least 3 hours.
  • After finishing the dissolving process adjust the solids content to e.g. 10 % and filter the solution.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Carton boxes with Al-inliner of 15 kg.

Storage & Handling

Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • At least 12 months in closed packing at 15 °C.
  • Keep away from moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Also available in dissolved versions.