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Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

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Making an impact

Whether for demanding automotive components or lightweight packaging items, many polymer applications call for improved impact performance. Mark Holmes examines developments...

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Kraton Operations Deemed "Essential"

The global coronavirus pandemic has had limited impact on Kraton Corp.’s business and results, the US materials...

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Kraton on solid financial footing despite coronavirus' impacts

"Our plants have continued to operate at normal capacities, and our supply chain remains intact, with adequate...

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KRATON CORPORATION PROVIDES STATUS UPDATE RELATED TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

As a global company, Kraton continues to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily...

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Consumer awareness is driving demand for sustainability

Nella Baerents, Sustainability Policy Director, Kraton Corporation envisions that adopting sustainability will offer companies...

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Radiation-curable polymer offers excellent UV reactivity

Radiation-curing technology is a fast-growing area offering opportunities to achieve properties such as high...

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Sustainability Snapshot: Making Practical Progress

Considerations about environmental sustainability are permeating all levels of the global economy, as companies realize...

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Manufacturing Coating

In the light of your experience, what are the trends and challenges you’ve witnessed happening with respect to the Manufacturing Coating space? ....

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In pursuit of sustainable plastics

Since 2018, the plastic industry has been rapidly shifting towards holistic sustainability, which encompasses the entire product life cycle across the value chain in a transparent...

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Kraton expands line with pine-based alternatives

The firm unveiled its Sylvatraxx 8000 tread enhancement additives grades, which it said are designed to optimize the balance between wet traction and rolling resistance....

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INTEGRATED AC PROCESS ELIMINATES REFRIGERANTS

With the goal of decreasing the climate impact of residential air conditioning (AC), Kraton Corp. (Houston; www.kraton.com) has developed the NexarCool technology....

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WHY IT'S TIME TO REDESIGN THE OLD AIR CONDITIONER

he air conditioner is nearly 100 years old, and yet it hasn't evolved much -- the technology is essentially the same as it was the day it was invented.

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Kraton Named to America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek

Newsweek has named Kraton Corporation as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies....

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Kraton Delivers Exceptional Value through Sustainable Solutions

Kraton’s styrenic block copolymers also enhance product performance, and its pine chemical rejuvenator facilitates...

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Kraton Showcases Innovations at CHINA ADHESIVE 2019

HOUSTON – September 20, 2019 Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers...

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Sustainability leads the way at the European Coatings Show

Whereas talk in the industry is usually geared towards Asia Pacific and, specifically, the industry giant that is China....

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Kraton Performance Polymers – PolyRejuvenator™ Technology Evaluation

To quote from a recent National Asphalt Pavement Association press release, “Of all the materials recycled in the United States....

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Research Study Proves Performance of HiMA in OGFC

Open-graded friction course (OGFC) is a surface course used in many states. OGFC improves highway safety by increasing...

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Adding value with sustainable solutions

Kraton Corporation presented its portfolio at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019 earlier this year....

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High-flow HSBC grades for improved manufacturing efficiency

Kraton™ Polymers, a leading global producer of fine chemicals and styrenic block copolymers (SBC), is a long-term partner of Nordmann.

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Kraton seminar in Belgrade

Nordmann organized a seminar on cost-effective technologies for modern asphalt pavements that took place in Serbia on 30 November 2018.

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ECS Showcases the World’s Advancements in Coatings Technology

The European Coatings Show (ECS) set new records once again this year, with approximately 30,500 trade visitors (2017:30,198)from 124 countries...

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Kraton Earns EcoVadis Silver-Level Sustainability Rating

HOUSTON – May 3, 2019 Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance...

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SYLFAT™ TOFA Improves Sustainability and Performance

SYLFAT Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA), developed by Kraton, enables alkyd binder...

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2018 Auto TPO: 20 Years Young

Special treats were in store for the record-breaking 992 attendees at the 2018 SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference in Troy, Mich....

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Kraton Pioneer Honored by Polymer Modified Asphalt Paving Industry

Willem Vonk – a Kraton employee of 48 years and a modified asphalt pioneer – will be honored by the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP)...

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Day 1 at Tire Technology Expo 2019

At the 2019 Expo, Kraton is highlighting its new range of Sylvatraxx modified terpenes, which have a higher softening...

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2018 Auto TPO: 20 Years Young

Special treats were in store for the record-breaking 992 attendees at the 2018 SPE TPO Automotive Engineered...

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The Sustainability Evolution

For the adhesives industry,sustainability is becoming an essential value proposition. Increasing consumer demand...

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Micro pellets for rotational moulding applications

Soft TPS compound based on Kraton MD1648 SEBS polymer were recently developed for micro pellets used in rotational moulding applications.

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European Coatings Show 2019

HOUSTON – March 4, 2019 Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, ...

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New hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers for medical applications

Kraton Corporation invented styrenic block copolymers (SBC) and commercialized them in 1959. The anionic polymerisation method...

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SBS Modified Asphalt Enhances Durability and High Speed Safety Performanc

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the F1 World Championship’s premier hosting venue for nearly 20 years, had lost its international status...

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Kraton Corporation Provides Hurricane Michael Update

Hurricane Michael has had a significant impact on the Florida Panhandle and our thoughts go out to the people and the communities that have been impacted...

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GLOBAL LEADER IN BIO-BASED CHEMICALS AND POLYMERS

Kraton has already made a mark in the global market of bio-based chemicals and specialty polymers. As a leading global producer SBC and pine chemicals, the company produces...

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Adhesive International Seminar

Kraton’s Adhesive International Seminar in Brazil attracted more than 100 manufacturers throughout South America to learn about the latest innovations for...

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INDIA AND CHINA DRIVE THE WORLD DEMAND FOR BITUMEN

India and China are going to dominate world bitumen demand in the coming demand. Both countries have ambitious road-building programmes that will create plenty...

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TPEs Take on more markets and applications

Possibly the most interesting recent development in TPEs comes from one of the oldest names in the business: Kraton. The now-independent Kraton Corporation...

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MAKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE POLYMER WORLD

Styrene block copolymers (SBC) continue to be the largest consumed product in the thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) market, providing high performance polymers...

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Compounds
toughen up

Elastomer producer Kraton Corporation highlights the use of its Kraton block copolymers to modify polypropylene to provide an alternative to PVC in medical applications.

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Kraton looks to grow in India

Gandhinagar, India — Specialty polymer and biobased chemical producer Kraton Corp. is considering expansion of its footprint in India.

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Now You Can Injection Mold Unpainted Automotive Soft Skinss

There’s a new way to make soft skins for automotive interior door panels, instrument panels, and consoles...

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