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Kraton to Globally Launch SYLVALITE™ 9000 Tackifier at ASC Convention & Expo and European Coatings Show

HOUSTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global 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 tackifier adheres to the most stringent color and stability requirements, while delivering the adhesion performance synonymous with rosin ester chemistry.

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 will showcase 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.  For more information about SYLVALITE 9000 please contact us at

About Kraton Corporation
Kraton Corporation (NYSE "KRA") is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and design are all trademarks of Kraton Corporation., or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

*SYLVALITE is a trademarks or registered trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, in one or more, but not all countries.

Media Contact: Vaneese Bell; T: (281) 504-4792
Investor Relations Contact: Gene Shiels; T: (281) 504-4886


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