Kraton launches sylvalite 9000 tackifier

Houston, TX-based Kraton Corp., a 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. Sylvalite 9000 adheres to the most stringent color and stability requirements while delivering the adhesion performance synonymous with rosin ester chemistry, says Kraton.

Sylvalite 9000 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. “Sylvalite 9000 gives formulators a biobased solution to meet premium performance needs while addressing their customers’ sustainability concerns,” said Ken Lauffer, pine chemical adhesives business unit director.

Kraton Corp., www.kraton.com www.sylvalite9000@kraton.com

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