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Kraton® D and G polymers offer a broad range of performance characteristics that make them ideally suited for the production of coatings and gels. These firm-forming polymers are UV, ozone and oxidation resistant, strippable, protective, high friction, waterproof, sound deadening and shatter retentive.
Kraton polymers are suitable for solution or melt processing, and can be formulated with other polymers, resins, filters, pigments, oils, thickeners, waxes and stabilizers to obtain a desired balance of properties. Kraton G polymers are particularly well-suited for use as oil thickeners in oil gel compounds for filling communication cables. Properties include high tensile strength, elongation, resilience, flexibility and rebound.
Kraton® polymers are excellent binders for making oil gels. Incorporation of a Kraton triblock polymer in oil gives a solid rubbery gel while a diblock polymer gives the oil the consistency of a thixotropic grease. These thermoplastic gels are used as filling compounds for telecommunication cables. Rubbery gels are used for cables based on copper wire whereas the thixotropic gels are used for optical fiber cables. These gels are also used to make specialty products such as air fresheners, clear candles, cosmetics, etc. More...
Wax is an excellent barrier coating but it is brittle and, if the coating is cracked, it looses its barrier characteristics. Kraton® polymers can be blended into wax to improve the toughness and flexibility of the wax, especially at low temperatures. More...
Kraton® polymers can be blended into compatible liquids to increase viscosity and, in many cases, impart thixotropy. Applications include preventing slump in clear sealants when applied on a vertical substrate. More..
The unique properties and wide grade range of Kraton® polymers provide the customer options for various applications. More...