HOUSTON – March 4, 2019 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, is presenting its innovation portfolio at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019 at Booth #321, Hall 9 on March 19-21 in Nuremberg, Germany.
“ECS provides a valuable platform to showcase our sustainable solutions to the high-growth coatings industry,” said Roy Gerritsen, Marketing Director, Performance Chemicals. “Our world-class bio-refineries and diversified portfolio ensure high supply security and excellent quality with low environmental impact.”
Kraton will introduce SYLFAT™ 2LC Exp Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) at the tradeshow. Designed for architectural coating applications, this new product provides high gloss, low initial color and excellent yellowing-in-the-dark performance. These benefits enable alkyd binder and paint formulators to achieve light color and color stability as well as enhanced scratch and corrosion resistance for longer-lasting aesthetics. The 100 percent biobased TOFA offers significantly lower carbon footprint compared to other vegetable oil-based substitutes currently in use, allowing formulators to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emission. TOFA is also a non-food raw material.
Other key solutions for the coating and adhesives market include:
- SYLFAT™ 2 Tall Oil Fatty Acid. Made for alkyd binder paint formulations, the TOFA allows for faster drying and early hardness development for excellent scratch and corrosion resistance.
- SYVALITE™ 9000 Rosin Ester Tackifier. Designed for hot-melt adhesives, this biobased solution delivers light color, stability and excellent adhesion.
- SYLVARES™ 1000 Series Terpene Phenolic Tackifier. Engineered for specialty pressure-sensitive adhesive applications, this product provides balanced adhesion and cohesion with formulation flexibility.
- Kraton thermoplastic binders. Developed for road markings, Kraton binders enable brighter illumination, increased visibility and higher durability on heavily-trafficked roads.
ECS 2019 is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors. The tradeshow focuses on the need for reliable, visually-appealing products and increasing demands for more functional and environmentally-friendly options. For more information, visit www.european-coatings-show.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, SYLFAT, SYLVALITE and SYLVARES are all trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
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