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Kraton Launches Multi-resin Product Line for Plastic Upcycling

Kraton Corporation has launched its new CirKular+™ product line, which enables a holistic approach to the plastic product life cycle and the circular economy.
Multi-resin Compatibilization for Multiple Applications
CirKular+ products offer versatile multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in a wide range of applications. They include PCR and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics and flexible product design using a combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials.
CirKular+ fully reprocessable additives are a cost-efficient solution that allows for reuse of recycled plastic through upcycling of PCR and industrial waste streams, including typically non-compatible materials and difficult-to-recycle engineering polymers.
Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Design Recyclability
PCR polyolefin modification with CirKular+ additives results in enhanced mechanical properties and design recyclability, enabling a mono-material approach to substitute a combination of polyolefins used with other less recyclable resins.
"As a reliable supplier to the plastics industry, Kraton is committed to delivering sustainable innovations that address market needs," said Bob Hall, senior director, global marketing, Kraton. "Our CirKular+ additive products enable us to meet increasing consumer demand, performance requirements and emerging regulations for circular plastics solutions – from end product design recyclability to cost efficiency. They will allow us to support the plastic value chain's mission to reduce virgin plastic use while increasing product recyclability and post-consumer resin (PCR) content."



Publication date: 01/05/2020

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.