Kraton Corporation introduced a new biobased tackifier for premium packaging hot melt adhesives

Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces the next generation in rosin ester tackifiers.

SYLVALITE ™ 9000 tackifier is a biobased material for use in formulating premium packaging hot melt adhesives. According to the annoucement, the tackifier adheres to the most stringent color and stability requirements, while delivering the adhesion performance synonymous with rosin ester chemistry.

The new biobased tackifier has an initial solution color of less than 1 on the Gardner scale. Also, hot melt adhesives formulated with SYLVALITE 9000 show stability on aging comparable to today’s premium adhesives based solely on petroleum derivatives.

Ken Lauffer, Pine Chemical Adhesives Business Unit Director, commented:

“SYLVALITE 9000 gives formulators a biobased solution to meet premium performance needs while addressing their customers’ sustainability concerns.”

Earlier Kraton Corporation informed that Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiaries, priced their previously announced USD 400 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.000% senior notes due 2025 issued at par in connection with their previously announced private offering.

About Kraton Corporation:

The company is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. The company’s polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company’s pine -based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances and mining.

Source: Woodbizforum