Kraton's CEO Talks Expansion in Asia, Innovation
DUESSELDORF, Germany—Kevin Fogarty, CEO of Kraton Performance Polymers L.LC., is excited to talk about the company’s recent developments.
Kraton, which produces styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping byproducts, is debuting its new branding at K 2016, which incorporates its unification with Arizona Chemical Holdings, its recent acquisition.
Kraton offers state-of-the-art polymer solutions for specialty oil gels. Our wide array of hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) allows for highly transparent, glossy and moisture resistant oil gel products – hallmarks of exceptional cosmetics. Our polymers are compatible with a vast range of oils and waxes, creating endless possibilities for new uses and formulations. They may be used as a gelling agent, a sole modifier, to complement other ingredients, to boost the viscosity of the oil phase and as a film former.
Kraton™ polymers are used in a wide variety of automotive applications.
These include air bag door covers, cup holders, door panels, grommets,
instrument panels, handles, extruded profiles and fabric coatings. The wide
range of performance attributes of Kraton polymers enables the versatility to perform successfully in these automotive applications and many more.
Kraton™ G polymers are used for applications that require high strength, and excellent UV and heat stability. They can be blended with EPDM and TPV to improve processability. They