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Enhancing TPE applications

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Kraton polymers are widely used to formulate thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) compounds in a variety of applications ranging from industrial to consumer care. These high-performance polymers are engineered to enhance the capabilities of a broad range of end products and applications. These benefits are derived from the precise control of molecular structure and the formulation expertise of our R&D team. Polymers that can be formulated include:   

The unique structure of our block copolymers allows compounders to improve existing products and develop unconventional applications.

 
Features and Benefits

Applications

Removable Coatings

Appliances and Tools

Compounds based on Kraton polymers provide excellent soft touch feel for tool grips ranging from screw drivers, pliers, to hammers.

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Barrier Coatings

Automotive

High-performance barrier coatings based on Kraton™ SEBS polymers protect metal, concrete and plastic surfaces against damage from water, air, chemicals, salt spray and other corrosive elements.

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Roof Coatings

Consumer, housewares, personal care

Kraton polymers can be compounded and transformed into many consumer products because of its soft touch nature.

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Barrier Coatings

Sporting Goods, Leisure

Kraton-based compounds have a long history of use in sporting goods and leisure applications. Its soft touch, transparency and elasticity are just some of the features provided to compounders, allowing them to satisfy the market needs.

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Roof Coatings

Toys

Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of toy applications. Compounds based on our polymers provide an excellent balance in price and performance, contain no phthalate plasticizers, produce no nature rubber protein and meet EN 71-3:2013 toy safety standard.

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Barrier Coatings

Wire and Cable

Kraton polymers are used in various wire and cable products. Kraton G polymers can be formulated for use in flexible cords, industrial cords, automotive primary wire, control wire, booster cables, welding cables, molded plugs and connectors.

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