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Biobased Chemistry

Kraton is the world’s largest producer of pine chemicals and specialty resins based on crude tall oil (CTO) and crude sulphate turpentine (CST). Our biobased chemistry portfolio delivers sustainable value, helping numerous industries replace fossil-based sources with renewable solutions offering unmatched performance. 

As a valuable by-product of the Kraft pulp industry, CTO, CST, and its primary bio-refinery products are renewable feedstock bases for high-quality products and sustainability performance. 
CTO and CST are 100 percent biobased materials with the following advantages:

  • Steady supply all year round
  • Non-edible and do not compete for land with food crops
  • Non genetically modified (non-GMO)
  • Stable quality 

 

Biobased Materials
Building Blocks for a successful Bioeconomy

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Forestry

Our biobased products come from responsibly managed forests where pines are planted and harvested for paper production...


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Bio-refinery

Bio-refinery

Kraton’s world-class refineries maximize the value of natural raw materials through a vertical integration and close to 100 years of experience.


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Diversified Portfolio

Diversified Portfolio

Kraton has a broad portfolio of biobased products – nearly all of which have achieved the Biobased Certification. Our global presence allow...


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Reduced Carbon Footprint

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Kraton strives to provide the industry with biobased alternatives to fossil-based materials, at better or at least equal performance, but at lower carbon footprint.


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