NOVARES is a brand of Rain Carbon Inc.

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NOVARES® Hydrocarbon resins

The NOVARES resins were first developed in the 1960s and 1970s at our production facility in Duisburg-Meiderich, Germany. Today, Rain Carbon’s NOVARES resins are aromatic hydrocarbon resins based on petrochemical and coal tar distillate raw materials, building on more than 150 years of innovation begun by company founder Julius RÜTGERS.

With a high level of flexibility and innovative product solutions, Rain Carbon can satisfy a wide range of individual customer requirements by providing our clients with a broad selection of resins offering a wide range of viscosities and softening points. These products can be customized to meet specific customer requirements. 

As a leading global producer of hydrocarbon resins, we turn needs into solutions, knowledge into quality and rapid response into market leadership – which adds up to a customer-focused approach that we call our "tailor-made standard." 

We offer:

  • competence in technical support
  • an extensive product range
  • a wide choice of resin softening points
  • a batch selection capability to meet customer requirements
  • supply possibilities in varying packaging sizes, methods and materials 
  • certified quality according to DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN 14001, BS OHSAS 18001 and DIN EN 50001

NOVARES resins offer a diverse range of  performance qualities and are ideally suited for a number of applications:

  • paints, varnishes and coatings
  • adhesives and sealants
  • rubber goods and tires
  • bitumen
  • printing inks
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