New CirKular+ Plastics from Kraton Enable Mono-Material Approach

Press Release Summary:

  • Offer multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in wide range of applications
  • Include PCR and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics and flexible product design using combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials
  • Allows for reuse of recycled plastic through upcycling of PCR and industrial waste streams

Original Press Release:

Kraton Launches CirKular+™ Product Line for Plastics Upcycling and Circular Solutions

HOUSTON, April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces the launch of its new CirKular+™ product line, which enables a holistic approach to the plastic product life cycle and the circular economy.

"As a reliable supplier to the plastics industry, Kraton is committed to delivering sustainable innovations that address market needs," said Bob Hall, Senior Director, Global Marketing, Kraton. "Our CirKular+ additive products enable us to meet increasing consumer demand, performance requirements and emerging regulations for circular plastics solutions – from end product design recyclability to cost efficiency. They will allow us to support the plastic value chain's mission to reduce virgin plastic use while increasing product recyclability and post-consumer resin (PCR) content."

CirKular+ products offer versatile multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in a wide range of applications. They include PCR and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics and flexible product design using a combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials.

CirKular+ fully reprocessable additives are a cost-efficient solution that allows for reuse of recycled plastic through upcycling of PCR and industrial waste streams, including typically non-compatible materials and difficult-to-recycle engineering polymers. PCR polyolefin modification with CirKular+ additives results in enhanced mechanical properties and design recyclability, enabling a mono-material approach to substitute a combination of polyolefins used with other less recyclable resins. For more information, visit www.cirkularplus.com.

About Kraton Corporation
Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) is a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesives, roads and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids, lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in numerous countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and CirKular+ are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, in one or more, but not all countries.

Media Contact: Thao Pham; T: (281) 770-1380
Investor Relations Contact: Gene Shiels; T: (281) 504-4886

Kraton Corporation
Web Site: http://www.kraton.com

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