For Everyday Essentials

Personal Care

Kraton is an innovator and leading manufacturer of styrenic block copolymers (SBC), a building block for many personal care products essential to everyday life. Our broad product portfolio offers a range of performance attributes, depending on the chemistry and consumer use requirements in personal and elastic hygiene products.

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Kraton polymers enable elastic film products to have the soft elasticity that offers a snug, comfortable fit in baby diapers. Kraton™ SIS and Kraton™ SBS polymers are used in the waistbands, ear tabs and stretch side panels of these applications. The range of elongation and tensile strength allows manufacturers to design products that fit a wide range of body shapes and sizes. These elastic films are converted into laminates and provide excellent recovery to withstand the repeated pull up-and-down cycles required in child training pants and adult incontinence products. Our enhanced rubber segment (ERS) polymer is designed for the melt blowing process where fabrics offer bi-directional stretch for an excellent fit and good breathability in adult incontinence underwear.  

The comfort feel associated with thermoplastic elastomers are ideal for molding soft-touch grips on toothbrushes and razor handles. Kraton™ G is compatible with olefin substrates, and Kraton™ A is compatible with engineering thermoplastics. Adhesives formulated with elastomers are used as construction adhesives and elastic attachment adhesives in diaper assembly. These adhesives are also used to securely position feminine care absorbent products to underwear. Cariflex™ polyisoprene latex, a hypoallergenic alternative to natural rubber latex, is used in condoms to improve user experience with regards to sensitivity, comfort, odor and appearance.


Features and Benefits


Medical Bags

Reliable Comfort

Personal Hygiene Absorbent Products

Comfort, fit and reliability are key properties for personal hygiene products like diapers, training pants, adult incontinence and feminine care products.

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Barrier Coatings

Reliable Comfort with soft touch

Personal Grooming

Kraton styrenic block copolymers (SBC) form an integrated part of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-S) compounds that are being used for overmolding comfort grips on consumer products such as toothbrushes and razors to improve aesthetic haptics or wet grip performance.

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Safe and strong


Strength, sensitivity, low odor and good appearance are critical features for condom users. With proven expertise in formulating polymers for soft touch personal care products, Cariflex polyisoprene latex enables manufacturers to achieve these performance requirements together with high purity and consistency on existing manufacturing lines.

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