Enabling Plastics Upcycling and Circular Economy
Engineered for Circular Economy
The CirKular+™ products enable a holistic approach to the plastic product life cycle and the circular economy.
Our solutions offer versatile multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in wide range of applications. CirKular+ applications include post-consumer resin (PCR) and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics and flexible product design using a combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials.
Kraton’s REvolution rosin ester technology offers a major step-change for manufacturers looking to achieve light color and stable hot-melt formulations with high biobased content.
The new REvolution platform allows for the production of rosin esters with improved color and oxidative stability in a cost-effective way. Both of these benefits are critical parameters that are required in various industries, such as adhesives and road markings. The ability to meet these performance requirements will drive further demand for sustainable solutions.
Enhanced Product Design Recyclability
Recyclable End Product Design
Enhance end product recyclability with mono-material approach. Improve polyolefin modification through excellent impact performance, aesthetic and durability. Successfully replace PVC and silicones with polypropene modification.
Targeted Enhancement of PCR Content
Increase post-consumer resins (PCR) use up to 100% across a wide range of end-use applications and resins. PCR percentage increase depends on the resin’s specific performance requirements.
Compatibilization of Mixed and
Impure Recycling Streams
Effective compatibilizer for plastics upcycling. Increase homogenity of contaminated recycled waste streams across different resins including polyolefins, PET, ABS, PS, PA and nylon. High product efficiency yields cost-efficient performance enhancement, even at low dosage.
Increased Recyclate Reusability in End Life Cycle
Minimal degradation of physical properties for modified recycled resins, increasing reuse of recyclates up to 5 times.
100% Recyclable Additive
Excellent recyclability critical for end product design.
FDA Food Contact Applications
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Biodegradable Bioplastics Modification
Excellent performance enhancement modifier for biodegradable bioplastics such as polylactic acid (PLA).
To improve recyclability of plastic products at the end of their initial life cycle, many global brand owners are shifting to a mono-material approach. Fully reprocessable CirKular+ additives enable upcycling of PCR through enhancement of mechanical properties, and support polyolefin-based mono-material product designs. Plastic resins modified with CirKular+ show better reusability after undergoing multiple cycles of mechanical recycling due to minimal degradation of physical properties in comparison to the unmodified resins.
Post-consumer Resin Upcycling
Our solutions offer excellent adhesion by minimizing phase separation of recyclates during processing. This capability delivers universal compatibilization of previously incompatible materials and difficult-to-recycle engineering polymers.
Resin modification with our additives improves impact resistance and increases end product reusability at the end of life. They also help divert mixed PCR streams from landfills.
Bioplastics Performance Enhancement
CirKular+ products increase customer flexibility to use alternative bioplastic materials, such as polylactic acid (PLA). PLA performance enhancement is delivered through superior mechanical properties that are critical for high performance applications. CirKular+ products improve impact strength and elongation, and reduce torque and electricity use associated with processing. High formulation efficiency and FDA food-contact clearance makes the CirKular+ products the ideal additives for food packaging applications.
Product specific information will be released soon. Stay tuned!