Is it TOXIC ? Non-Toxic? Possible carcinogen? Deemed SAFE ? Not a lot of information or links to information about the chemical properties and consumer concerns for this polymer. I know exactly ZERO new facts about Kraton after reading this page. It looks more like a company brochure from the manufacturers. SOMEBODY FIX THIS PLEASE !
Answer - Kraton Polymers products are high molecular weight polymers which are non-toxic and biologically inactive.
These components are synthetic rubber compounds, which are essent ially non-toxic.
For more information on kraton polymer look here: http://www.rsquality.com/content/PDF/Steel%20Bear/msds_kraton_sebs_g_series__02_02_09__1.pdf
What about the company called kraton Polymers based in Texas?
Answer: CORPORATE OFFICE Kraton Polymers LLC 15710 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77032, USA General Assistance: +1 281-504-4700 Fax: +1 281-504-4717
UNITED KINGDOM OFFICE Kraton Polymers International Ltd 57 Hoole Road, Chester, CH2 3NJ, UK General Assistance: +44 (1) 24 440 5940 Fax: +44 (1) 24 440 5949
- Information about the company should probably go under an article titled Kraton Polymers LLC or such, rather than the article about the polymer itself. scot (talk) 17:35, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
"......consisting of polystyrene and polybutadiene regions". Kraton is actually a very diverse range of polymers, and not all of them are styrene/butadiene based. There is also a number of products that are styrene/ethylene-butylene, and also styrene/isoprene. The key is the fact that they are block copolymers, and as such impart quite different properties to regular SBR products. SM 2/9/08 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:23, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Needs a re-write
This does not meet Wiki standards on a number of levels. In a nutshell, it was not designed for the average reader or user and it is poorly written and uninteresting. It appears to be written by a Kraton chemist to impress other chemists or chemist-buyers. In other areas, it seems to be a "prose-ified" version of a technical checklist. For example, how many citizens know for certain what a "rocker panel extension" is, or what a "wheel arch flare" is? ...or cares? Since when are, "hydrocarbon oils to create "shear thinning" grease type products that are used in the manufacture of telecommunications cables containing optical fibres" of popular interest? Grippy knife handles?...Good! That defines much!
It's "high performance," is it? ...as in going from zero to 60? A list of facts is rarely a good description or definition, nor interesting writing. Suggest putting the jargony "properties" (which is more like; chemical dictionary properties) section after Applications, and after the average reader interests sections are complete. Suggest possibly taking some clues from wood, another highly variable, complex, and useful substance. How does it handle sun and harsh weather? How is it different, better and worse, than rubber? Can I coat my tools with it? In my world, where might I touch it? etc. See also: Wikipedia:Manual of Style (lead section)
--22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:56, 31 July 2012 (UTC) Doug Bashford