Comfort, fit and reliability are key properties for personal hygiene products like diapers, training pants, adult incontinence and feminine care products. To achieve these features, manufacturers of elastic films, nonwoven fabrics and end-use products rely on Kraton elastomers to produce elastic films and fabrics with unprecedented soft stretch, comfort feel and excellent fit.
Kraton product families support the production of personal hygiene materials, offering stretch functionality through multiple processing technologies including blown or cast films, spunbond or melt blown nonwoven fabrics. These polymers can be process readily on standard equipment, do not require drying to process, and can be downgauged to improve product costs.
Kraton™ D styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) block copolymers are economical materials combining good strength and excellent elasticity for cost efficient production of elastic films. The products are available featuring low viscosities for easy thermoplastic melt processing.
Kraton™ D styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) thermoplastic elastomers are high elasticity materials with soft stretch and the lowest viscosities of the styrenic block copolymer (SBC) family. These grades are ideally suited for formulating diaper adhesives and elastic films.
Kraton™ G styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) polymers with enhanced rubber segment (ERS) are designed with a unique rubber segment that is easy to process, produce ultra-soft, bi-axial stretch, breathable nonwoven fabrics for applications such as adult incontinence underwear.