Henkel/Kraton partner to reduce carbon emissions in adhesives

Henkel/Kraton partner to reduce carbon emissions in adhesives

Henkel, a leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, and Kraton Corporation, a producer of biobased products derived from pine wood pulping, have announced a multi-year supply partnership. In this agreement, Kraton will supply Henkel Adhesive Technologies with biobased tackifiers and its patented REvolution rosin ester technology to enable carbon emission reductions in a range of Henkel’s adhesive formulations. The agreement reflects Henkel and Kraton’s vision and commitment to driving sustainability within the adhesives industry.

Partnerships with strategic suppliers like Kraton are a key factor in driving sustainable innovations and generating value for our customers,” said Pernille Lind Olsen, Head of Henkel´s Global Packaging and Consumer Goods Division. “Kraton has demonstrated strong commitment to supporting Henkel in our ongoing transformation to increase our packaging and consumer goods product portfolio’s sustainability performance and will help our packaging and consumer goods customers meet their own sustainability commitments and satisfy consumer demand.”

“Collaborating with Henkel strengthens our commitment to creating a sustainable future,” said Minco van Breevoort, Kraton Pine Chemicals President. “We take pride in partnering with Henkel who also shares our dedication to sustainability, innovation, and excellence. Together, we’re advancing environmental stewardship and the use of renewable resources in the market.”

Hot melt adhesives are used in a variety of industries and applications from packaging and consumer goods to electronics and automotive. The integration of REvolution, a scalable, next-generation technology for biobased tackifiers, into Henkel’s Technomelt hot melt adhesive portfolio will lower environmental impact while maintaining the same high-quality solutions the market expects from Henkel.

The Technomelt product portfolio includes biobased formulations, as well as innovative solutions like low temperature hot melt adhesive formulations.

Kraton adds its REvolution is a sustainable alternative to fossil-based tackifiers with exceptional adhesion performance, lighter colour, oxidative stability, and reduced odour characteristics.