Where is Kraton?
It’s In the BAG
Pioneering Innovation for PVC Replacement
Kraton hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) polymers are used in single or multi-layer medical films. The polymers are typically compounded with polypropylene (PP) at various ratios for different layers to serve specific functional requirements. It can also be used to compatibilize different polymers or serve as tie layers for multilayer films.
Kraton SEBS polymers are ideal for flexible medical tubing due to its low Shore A hardness, high polypropylene (PP) compatibility and ease of processing. Specifically, plasticizer-free Kraton™ G1645 is combined with random copolymer polypropylene (RCPP) to be industry-proven alternatives to PVC.
Kraton offers a wide range of solutions for many hygiene products that need low color, low odor and elastic properties. Our polymers and tackifiers allow a good balance of adhesion and cohesion, and when properly formulated, can provide excellent adhesion to low surface energy substrates such as polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE).
Kraton™ G1643 is a bi-component spunbond grade specifically created as the core elastic component for elastic yarns and nonwovens. For single use applications, Kraton G1643 is paired with polypropylene, creating a very soft, bi-directional stretch fabric. For durable applications, Kraton G1643 is paired with polyester or nylon, split into microfibers during a hydro-entangling process,
Kraton styrenic block copolymer (SBC) polymers can be formulated into a variety of elastomeric compounds that are flexible, stretchable and elastic for wide range of medical devices. The compounds can be processed by all common thermoplastic processes. It can also be used to replace natural rubber, silicone rubber, thermoplastic
From the healthcare professionals working in hospitals to the patients who rely on their care, all of them depend on safe, reliable medical equipment to perform the daily job of saving lives. Kraton is proud to be part of that value chain as our products help deliver the key benefits to making that possible.