Kraton Exhibits Key Innovations at

HOUSTON – September 13, 2018 Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, will exhibit key innovations from a broad portfolio of biobased tackifiers, polymers and polyisoprene products at CHINAADHESIVE 2018 on September 19-21 in Shanghai, China. The exhibition is a premier industry event bringing together more than 30,000 professionals and manufacturers from the adhesives, sealants, inks, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape and label markets.


“As a leading raw materials supplier for the global adhesives industry, we are excited to showcase our compelling, innovative solutions to the China market,” said Marcello Boldrini, Senior Vice President and Chemical Segment President at Kraton. “Our high-performance products, combined with global operations and in-depth market expertise, enable us to deliver exceptional value to customers worldwide.”


Several innovations will be featured at the Kraton booth A300 in Hall 5, including the products below:  

  • SYLVALITE™ Rosin Ester Tackifiers. High-performance adhesion with continuously improved stability and purity.
  • SYLVARES™ Terpene Tackifiers. Balanced adhesion and cohesion with excellent compatibility in a broad range of polymers.
  • AQUATAC™ Dispersion Tackifiers. Improved cohesion and adhesion to low surface energy (LSE) substrates with enhanced mechanical stability.
  • Cariflex™ Polyisoprene Latex. Exceptional softness, strength and purity while reducing the risks of Type I and Type IV allergies.
  • HSBC and USBC polymers. High flow and improved dispersion with excellent elasticity at lower processing temperatures.


In conjunction with CHINAADHESIVE 2018, Kraton will host a technical seminar at the 6th Conference of Asia Regional Adhesive Council on September 19 from 15:50-16:20 in the Longemont Hotel Shanghai. Dr. Jianjun Tian, Senior Scientist at Kraton, will present “Effect of Tackifier and Substrate on Peel Performance of Hot Melt PSA.” For more information, contact Steve Xie at steve.xie@kraton.com.


About Kraton Corporation  
Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in numerous countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and design are all trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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