How To Utilize Kraton

If you are interested in or working with medical devices, food and beverage, and the footwear industry, we have more information about utilizing the elastomeric material Kraton. 

Kraton is a thermoplastic elastomer that has the qualities of both plastic and rubber. It is known for its elasticity, processability as a melt at elevated temperatures, and lack of significant deformation from repeated stress. Other key properties include its flexibility, high traction, sealing ability, and resistance to heat, weathering, and chemicals. Using Kraton is advantageous due to the fact that it takes less energy to produce, is easily dyed, has economical quality control, and is recyclable.

Kraton is easy to use in extrusions and injection molding and is always used alongside other ingredients to create a wide range of products, including:

  • Adhesives
  • Medical equipment, such as IV bags, tubings, and stoppers
  • Roof shingles
  • Asphalt
  • Sealants
  • Packaging
  • Printing plates
  • Footwear
  • Wires and cables
  • Automotive parts
  • And much more!

Interested in using Kraton for your business? Our products are all custom-made to our customer’s unique needs and requirements. We provide custom rubber, flexible plastic, silicone extrusion, and molding services. Request a quote to start the discussion about your rubber molding project.

NW Rubber Extruders