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Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. manufactures and markets styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers worldwide. The company offers highly-engineered synthetic elastomers that enhance the performance of various end use products. It also provides isoprene rubber products for use in the production of medical products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, coatings, and photo-resistors; and isoprene rubber latex, a substitute for natural rubber latex that is used in medical, healthcare, personal care, and food contact operations. In addition, the company is involved in the development and commercialization of polyvinyl chloride alternatives for wire, cable, and medical applications; polymers and compounds for soft skin and coated fabric applications for transportation and consumer markets; membrane polymers for water filtration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and breathable fabrics; and synthetic cement formulations and other oilfield applications. Further, it offers core commercial grades of SBCs; un-hydrogenated SBCs, which are primarily used in paving and roofing, adhesives, and sealants and coatings, as well as footwear applications; hydrogenated SBCs, which are used in soft touch and flexible materials, personal hygiene products, medical products, automotive components, and adhesives and sealant applications; and compounds, other polymers, resins, oils, or fillers that are used in various consumer and industrial applications. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. markets its products through various channels, including direct sales force, marketing representatives, and distributors under the Kraton, Elexar, Giving Innovators Their Edge, NEXAR, and Cariflex brands. The company was formerly known as Polymer Holdings LLC and changed its name to Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. in December 2009. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. is based in Houston, Texas.

936 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14

kraton performance polymers (KRA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $783.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $413.8K
Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $315.0K
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: $300.0K
Vice President of Technology
Total Annual Compensation: $334.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

kraton performance polymers (KRA) Key Developments

Kraton Performance And LCY To Merge

LCY Chemical corp. (TSEC:1704) and Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. (NYSE:KRA) are looking for a possible merger.

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces the Opening of Kraton Innovation Center in Belpre, Ohio

Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. announced the opening of its new Kraton Innovation Center in Belpre, Ohio. This pilot facility allows Kraton to manufacture a wide range of SBC-type materials in quantities ranging from 25 kilograms to 50 metric tons. The facility and its high-technology process equipment broadens the company's abilities in polymeric chemistry by leveraging unique, less traditional monomers and building blocks to meet customer needs and create innovative applications. This new ability to generate developmental polymer and processing technologies also opens the door to applications and industries where traditional SBCs were unable to participate. As the first asset of its kind built by Kraton, the pilot plant is located within the company's commercial manufacturing facility in Belpre. This allows the new facility to capitalize on the existing plant's technical skills, talents and infrastructure. Its fit-for-purpose volume scale-up bridges the gap between laboratory and full-scale production of products within the development cycle, enhancing the company's ability to deliver developmental polymers in customizable quantities in time. It will reduce reliance upon Kraton's commercial manufacturing plants for test runs, resulting in fewer type changes and improved utilization of its manufacturing facilities. Combined, the new pilot facility and the existing Belpre manufacturing plant employ nearly 600 employees and contractors. Additionally, the modular design of the new pilot plant allows room for future expansion, and it is able to capitalize on the technical skills and product feedstocks of its on-site manufacturing plant.

Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. - Special Call

To discuss the status of its proposed combination with the styrenic block copolymer business of LCY Chemical Corp


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