Kraton Showcasing Polymers for Packaging Innovations at Foodtech Packtech
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Press release date: September 25, 2006
HOUSTON -- Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global performance polymer producer, announced today that it plans to exhibit at the Foodtech Packtech Conference to be held October 17th thru October 19th in Auckland, New Zealand.
This event represents an excellent opportunity for its local Asia Pacific customers to learn more about Kraton in this expanding market. Kraton will showcase some polymers for packaging innovations which focus on modifying polypropylene while maintaining clarity, improving impact strength, toughness, flexibility and other characteristics like oxygen transmission rates and heat seal initiation temperatures.
"This conference is the perfect forum for us to showcase Kraton's commitment to providing innovating solutions for our customers. Our new technology gives packaging designers the opportunity to tailor solutions, be innovative, and create unique packaging alternatives", said Jim Dieter, Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific. "As a global SBC leader in innovation, Kraton is pleased to bring new technology, expertise, and state-of-of the art facilities to its growing list of customers that are looking for customized solutions."
During the show, Kraton's Asia Pacific Packaging Market Manager, Vincent Conserva, will speak daily at a seminar where he will describe the performance benefits of new product grades developed at its world class research and development facilities in Europe and in the United States. Mr. Conserva's lecture will be held at 11:00 a.m. daily during the conference.
Kraton has built a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region over the past several years and is taking the next step in terms of growth. Over the next several years, Kraton intends to grow its position and will commit the necessary resources, technology and capital to that end.
For more information about Kraton products please visit our website at www.Kraton.com or e-mail us at info@Kraton.com
Kraton is a leading global performance polymer company and is the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us over forty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers, which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing, and footwear products. Kraton has the leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil, and Japan.
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