Kraton: New member of the Association of Plastics Recyclers

Kraton Corporation announced that it has joined the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR),  the national trade association representing companies that acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 % of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America.

Kraton is a producer of speciality polymers and bio-based products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Its 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. The company’s pine-based speciality products are sold into adhesives, roads and construction and tyre markets. According to Kraton, its solutions enable a holistic approach to the plastic product life cycle. Its new portfolio of CirKular+ products is said to offer versatile multi-resin compatibilisation in a wide range of applications for virgin materials, bioplastics and industrial plastic and PCR streams.

“Kraton is excited to be a member of a leading industry association and leverage our unique innovations to collectively advance the circular economy,” said Bob Hall, Senior Director, Global Marketing, Kraton. “We are well-positioned to drive success in this space through value chain collaboration and cost-efficient solutions, expanding end-use applications for various post-consumer recycling (PCR) streams.”