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.