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Kraton Unveils SYLVALITE ™ 9000 Tackifier to Formulate Hot Melt Adhesives

Kraton Unveils SYLVALITE ™ 9000 Tackifier to Formulate Hot Melt Adhesives

HOUSTON — Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, has announced 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 tackifier adheres to the most stringent color and stability requirements, while delivering the adhesion performance synonymous with rosin ester chemistry.

Properties of SYLVALITE 9000

  • 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.

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

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

ASC Convention & Expo and European Coatings Show

Kraton is showcasing SYLVALITE 9000 at the ASC Convention & Expo April 3-5, 2017 (booth 814) in Atlanta, Georgia and the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany (stand 1-311) April 4-6.

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