Hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (HSBCs) are suitable for elastomeric adhesive applications. They are used in hot-melt adhesives (HMAs) and solvent-based adhesives, as well as in plastics modification for consumer and industrial applications
The EPA exemption will allow Delta Air Lines to use the block copolymer in specific applications in Georgia, Utah, and Minnesota to protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
April 27, 2021
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a public health emergency exemption under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) submitted by the Georgia, Utah, and Minnesota Departments of Agriculture for the deployment of Kraton Corp.’s BiaXam™ in specific applications.
Depending on the regulatory approval process or certification requirements by country, Kraton believes that BIAXAM could be used as a coating on personal protective equipment (PPE) and as a replaceable peel-and-stick film for a broad range of applications.
September 10, 2020
Kraton Corp. recently announced that it is seeking regulatory approval for BIAXAM, a sulfonated polymer technology with long-lasting self-disinfecting properties that has been demonstrated in studies to quickly inactivate up to 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19) and other microbes.