Innovation

Achievements


Cariflex Gloves
Tie Layers

Technology Breakthrough

  • Offer the unique ability to band dissimilar materials such as barrier resins and polyolefins
  • Create the strength and flexibility needed for packaging applications such as stand up pouches and clear retortable packaging

Benefits

  • Better flow characteristics for multi-layer films
  • More efficient processing methods

 

 

IR Latex

Technology Breakthrough

  • Ideal combination of the right polyisoprene structure with a complex emulsification process
  • Absence of gel particles allow for improved control and consistency

Benefits

  • Properties matching and improving on natural rubber latex
  • Synthetic consistent material bypassing Type I Allergy risk of natural rubber latex

 

 

Kraton™ S (S-I/B-S)

Technology Breakthrough

  • Controlled distribution of monomers in the midblock and hot-melt stability
  • Formulating latitude for adhesives, compounds and films

Benefits

  • Stable melt viscosity
  • Compatibility and miscibility (with SIS and SBS)

 

 

PVC Alternative

Technology Breakthrough

  • Material has similar appearance and properties of PVC without the addition of plasticizers
  • Available in viscosities suited to blown and cast film processes, molding and other extrusion processes

Benefits

  • Heat resistance necessary for sterilization processes
  • Compatible with polyolefins

 

 

ERS Polymers

Technology Breakthrough

  • Kraton G Enhanced Rubber Segment (ERS) polymers feature unique softer rubber segment and precision tailored polymer structures
  • Improved compatibility with polypropylene

Benefits

  • Enhanced clarity in polypropylene
  • Wide range of melt flow
  • Alternative to plasticized PVC

 

 

New Adhesives

Technology Breakthrough

  • Co-extruded adhesives - coating step elimination
  • Controllable tack and removability

Benefits

  • Broad range of tack and adhesion
  • Tailored adhesion to polar and non-polar substrates
 
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