Compounding Solutions

Sporting Goods and Leisure

Cariflex Gloves

Kraton™ compounds have a long history of use in sporting goods and leisure applications. Their soft touch, transparency, and elasticity are just some of the features that make them ideal for this market. Bicycle manufacturers have used Kraton G compounds to provide riders with gear shifters and grips that are soft to the touch yet have good outdoor weatherability. More sophisticated designs overmold softer grade compounds on top of harder grades to provide superior grip. Kraton G compounds have also been used for pocket knife handles, golf club grips and ski pole grips.

Kraton compounds are also used in water sports equipment. They help create the flexibility and toughness of swim fins. Transparent Kraton compounds are used to make swim goggles and head bands. Kraton compounds are also used in chest expander tubes, where excellent strength and elasticity are vital. Other applications include shin guards, mouth guards, and gel cushions.







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