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