Kraton launches bio-based oils 

Kraton Corporation, an American-based company, producing specialty polymers and bio-based products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announced the launch of SYLVASOLV™, a new line of hydrocarbon oils. This product is designed to deliver good performance and environmental advantages across many industries, including agrochemicals, adhesives, and lubricants.  

“We are excited to introduce SYLVASOLV bio-based oils to the market,” said Lana Culbert, Kraton’s Senior Director of Global Marketing. “The launch of SYLVASOLV 1000 further demonstrates Kraton’s commitment to providing sustainable, high-performance alternatives to petroleum-based products.” 

The SYLVASOLV product line is derived from Crude Tall Oil (CTO), a by-product of the Kraft pulp industry, and is sourced from responsibly managed forests and non-genetically modified trees that do not compete with food crops or require change of land use.? 

Kraton’s polymers are used in various applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, and roofing products. As one of the global providers in the pine chemicals industry, the company’s pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction, and tyre markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids, and lubricants, inks, and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries.