About Us

At Kraton, we deliver exceptional value to our customers through compelling, innovative and sustainable solutions. We create, develop and manufacture renewable chemicals and specialty polymers to meet our customers’ performance and market needs. We contribute to a sustainable future by combining superior product performance and quality, with reliability of global supply. We live our core values every day, including taking ownership for doing what is safe, honest and ethical. At Kraton, we seek solutions that are sustainable, and believe innovation is endless.

Our Products

We refine and upgrade Crude Tall Oil (CTO) and Crude Sulphate Turpentine (CST), both of which are co-products of the wood pulping process to produce paper. CTO and CST are sustainable and biodegradable raw materials that originate from the pine tree.
Thanks to our state-of-the-art manufacturing practices, we are able to generate the highest value from Crude Tall Oil (CTO), a co-product of the paper making process, while optimizing energy efficiency and minimizing emissions and waste. All our manufacturing locations are accredited to high environmental standards.

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CTO consists of around 30 to 50% fatty acids, 15 to 35% rosin acids and 30 to 50% pitch, a bio-liquid that is used for energy generation. These pine chemicals are made available by distilling CTO. CST constituents vary by source and are alpha-pinene, beta-pinene and delta-3-carene.

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