Kraton’s innovative packaging solutions enable multiple benefits ranging from enhanced functionality to meeting the latest consumer trends and a sustainable packaging design. The packaging industry is actively addressing changing market needs with continuous innovation. Kraton is well equipped to support this drive towards sustainable, innovative packaging with a value-added approach:
Sustainable & Recyclable Design
Multi-material Performance Enhancement
Mixed Plastic Compatibilization
Aesthetics and Durability
Boost your designs to enchance the Contribution to a Circular Economy
Rigid Packaging Applications
Kraton’s impact modifiers are an ideal solution for the demanding performance requirements of frozen food packaging applications. Our products effectively enhance durability, preventing breakages in ultra-low temperature environments, and enable lightweight, recyclable designs that can withstand flash freeze processing. Additionally, we offer solutions that cater to the demand for transparent designs, ensuring that your product performs well and looks great. With Kraton’s impact modifiers, you can rest assured that your frozen food packaging will maintain its integrity and keep products safe during transit and storage.
Kraton polymer styrene endblocks are compatible with crystal, general purpose (GPPS), and high impact polystyrene (HIPS), making them good impact modifiers for these plastics, especially for low-temperature applications like food packaging. HIPS/crystal PS/Kraton™ D blends provide an excellent balance of impact strength and stiffness.
The growing concern around silicone as a contaminant in recycling streams has prompted many countries to remove this material from their standard recycling programs. However, Kraton offers a solution to this challenge through our innovative products that enable the re-design of packaging components, such as valves, to meet recyclability requirements.
Kraton polymers offer many benefits for producing high-performance transparent packaging with exceptional optical properties. These materials enable manufacturers to achieve a balanced impact, modulus, and transmittance performance while maintaining cost-efficiency and easy processability, eliminating the need for pre-compounding. The polymers exhibit superior temperature performance and are highly resistant to blushing. With their outstanding stiffness and impact resistance, these materials enable lightweight packaging designs that meet the highest durability and performance standards.
Flexible Packaging Applications
Packaging functionality and durability have become essential as consumer demand for convenient food consumption grows. Kraton polymers meet these requirements by enabling full retort at high temperatures while maintaining low-temperature impact, heat seal strength, and, if desired, transparency. Our polymers are designed to support the recyclability of packaging, offering a sustainable solution for the food industry. With Kraton’s advanced technology, manufacturers can produce packaging that withstands the rigors of processing and distribution while keeping food fresh and convenient for consumers.
Tie Layer Solutions
Kraton provides innovative solutions for multi-layer packaging through our functionalized HSBC grades, which can serve as a tie layer between different substrates to improve puncture and tear resistance. This enables the creation of durable and robust packaging that protects the contents and extends the shelf life of products. Our polymers also facilitate the development of recyclable designs, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions. With Kraton’s tie layer solutions, customers can achieve performance and sustainability goals in their packaging applications.
Films with PE
Kraton SBS polymers exhibit excellent compatibility with polyethylene (PE), producing polymer blends with superior properties even at low loading levels. These cost-effective modifiers offer outstanding performance benefits. Moreover, Kraton polymers can aid in addressing recyclability issues associated with polymer blends, further enhancing the economic and environmental appeal of the final product.
CirKular+ Plastics Solutions
CirKular+ Plastics Solutions
CirKular+ products enable a holistic approach to the plastic life cycle and circular economy, enabling a sustainable approach to plastic waste management. Our innovative solutions offer exceptional performance enhancement and multi-resin compatibilization for various applications, including post-consumer resin (PCR) and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics, and flexible product design using a combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials. Our versatile product line enables a circular approach to plastic usage, empowering businesses to reduce waste and promote environmental sustainability.