Kraton Corporation, a global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and bio-based products for use in applications including adhesives, coatings, sealants, lubricants, and more, has announced its sponsorship of The Road Forward — an initiative of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to achieve net-zero carbon emission asphalt pavements by 2050.
“With over 40 years of experience extending pavement life, Kraton is proud to support The Road Forward in advancing sustainability in the asphalt industry,” said Bill Davis, Kraton’s director of sales, Performance Products. “Sustainability is at the core of our business, and partnerships like these are key to protecting our planet and creating a greener future.”
As pioneers in bitumen modification, Kraton polymers are designed to improve asphalt performance, process capability, and supply reliability, leading to longer-lasting and more efficient use of materials for road construction.
Asphalt is a single-component adhesive. Pavements constructed with Kraton solutions have a lower carbon footprint due to extended pavement life and minimal maintenance.
Kraton’s commitment to sustainability recently earned it an EcoVadis Platinum rating for the second consecutive year. The Platinum rating places Kraton within the top 1% of more than 90,000 companies evaluated by EcoVadis for integrating sustainability principles into their business. The distinction reinforces Kraton’s ongoing commitment to develop sustainable solutions and processes to address evolving market needs.
“We are thankful to Kraton Corporation for embracing a shared commitment to The Road Forward,” said NAPA President & CEO Audrey Copeland, PhD, PE. “Kraton’s support of The Road Forward propels our collective vision for sustainable communities and commerce connected by net-zero carbon asphalt pavements. This demonstrates the positive impact that additive suppliers can have in their communities and beyond.”