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Materials

New CirKular+ Plastics from Kraton Enable Mono-Material Approach

Offer multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in wide range of applications. Include PCR and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics and flexible product design using combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials. Allows for reuse of recycled plastic through upcycling of PCR and industrial waste streams.

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Materials

Kraton Spotlights SYLVATRAXX™ Tread Enhancement Additives at Tire Technology Expo

HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, will exhibit at the Tire Technology Expo 2020 on February 25-27 in Hannover, Germany to showcase its innovation portfolio at Booth C230. This includes SYLVATRAXX 8000...

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Materials

Kraton to Promote Specialty Polymer Offering and Debut New Brand Identity at K 2016

HOUSTON - Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, today introduced the company's new logo and brand identity. The new brand identity combines the rich heritages of legacy Kraton and legacy Arizona Chemical, and reflects our unified mission to...

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Materials

SEBS Block Copolymer suits food contact, medical applications.

With respective MFR values of 27 and 77 g/10 min @ 230°C, 2.16 and 5 kg, Kraton™ G1653 styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer retains tensile strength (>30 MPa) and toughness while offering solution viscosity of 480 cP. Solid level can reduce coating layers for coating applications or reduce shrinkage and need for solvent for sealant applications. Supplied in free...

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Materials

Kraton is "Stretching the Limits" in the Design and Construction of Personal Care Products at the IDEA 2016 Expo

HOUSTON and BOSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces plans to exhibit at IDEA 2016. The Kraton team will be available at booth #752, May 3rd-5th at the Boston Convention Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts....

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Kraton Performance Polymers to Showcase Innovative Polymer Solutions for Stronger Asphalt Pavements

Company to Showcase HiMA Technology at First Pavement Preservation and Recycling Summit in Paris HOUSTONÂ- — Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, announced today it will showcase its Highly Modified Asphalt (HiMA) technology - a polymer technology developed specifically for asphalt...

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Chemicals & Gases

Low Melt Viscosity HSBCs balance elasticity, tensile strength.

Hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (HSBCs) MD6951 and MD1648 let usersÂ- pursue melt blown, injection molding, rotational molding, compression molding, or textile processes while maintaining softness, strength, and pliability of their products. While FDA-compliant MD6951 is optimized for softness, usability, and compatibility, MD1648 enhanced rubber segment (ERS) styrenic block copolymer...

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Materials

Kraton to Showcase Two Ground-Breaking HSBCs at Chinaplas to Enable Greater Process Flexibility

HOUSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.(http://www.kraton.com) (NYSE: KRA"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, announces it will participate in Chinaplas 2014, April 23-26 booth N1C01(http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS14/Visitors/lang-eng/InteractiveFloorPlan.aspx). Kraton will be promoting two new product grades, Kraton™ MD1648 and...

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Materials

Kraton to Showcase Innovative Styrenic Block Copolymer Compounds for Use in Fused Deposition Modeling at EuroMold 2013

HOUSTONÂ- – Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBC) and other engineered polymers, will exhibit at EuroMold 2013, to be held in Frankfurt Germany, December 3-6, 2013, and will highlight its advancements in SBC compounds for use in fused deposition modeling (FDM) applications. The newly developed SBCs are soft, durable,...

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Paints & Coatings

Kraton Brings the Big Chill to Techtextil Frankfurt 2013

Promoting NEXAR™ Cooling Technology for Performance Fabrics HOUSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers will present a paper and exhibit at Techtextil, June 11-13 in Frankfurt, GermanyÂ-  highlighting  NEXAR™ polymer coatings.  Kraton will be located in Hall 3.1 booth number...

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Company News

Kraton Launches Ellamera™ Brand for Health and Beauty Industry

Company Hosts Webinar on Oil Modifier Offerings HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers and sustainable biobased pine chemicals, announces the launch of its Ellamera brand for the health and beauty industry. The portfolio of hydrogenated styrene/isoprene copolymers and hydrogenated styrene/butadiene...

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Company News

Kraton Achieves EcoVadis Gold-level Sustainability Rating

Houston, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces that it achieved a Gold recognition medal for its sustainability rating from EcoVadis. "We are proud to have earned our first-ever EcoVadis Gold rating," said Nella Baerents,...

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Materials

New CirKular+ Plastics from Kraton Enable Mono-Material Approach

Offer multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in wide range of applications. Include PCR and industrial plastic recycling streams, bioplastics and flexible product design using combination of virgin and recycled plastic materials. Allows for reuse of recycled plastic through upcycling of PCR and industrial waste streams.

Read More »
Materials

Kraton Spotlights SYLVATRAXX™ Tread Enhancement Additives at Tire Technology Expo

HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, will exhibit at the Tire Technology Expo 2020 on February 25-27 in Hannover, Germany to showcase its innovation portfolio at Booth C230. This includes SYLVATRAXX 8000...

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Company News

Kraton Named Global Cooling Prize Finalist

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces that it was selected as a Finalist for the Global Cooling Prize that was presented at the Finalist Award Ceremony on Friday, November 15 in New Delhi, India....

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Materials

Kraton to Promote Specialty Polymer Offering and Debut New Brand Identity at K 2016

HOUSTON - Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, today introduced the company's new logo and brand identity. The new brand identity combines the rich heritages of legacy Kraton and legacy Arizona Chemical, and reflects our unified mission to...

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Materials

SEBS Block Copolymer suits food contact, medical applications.

With respective MFR values of 27 and 77 g/10 min @ 230°C, 2.16 and 5 kg, Kraton™ G1653 styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer retains tensile strength (>30 MPa) and toughness while offering solution viscosity of 480 cP. Solid level can reduce coating layers for coating applications or reduce shrinkage and need for solvent for sealant applications. Supplied in free...

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Materials

Kraton is "Stretching the Limits" in the Design and Construction of Personal Care Products at the IDEA 2016 Expo

HOUSTON and BOSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces plans to exhibit at IDEA 2016. The Kraton team will be available at booth #752, May 3rd-5th at the Boston Convention Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts....

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Closing of its Acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation

HOUSTON –Â- Kraton Polymers LLC (the Company") announced today that it has completed the previously announced purchase of all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation ("Arizona"). Arizona is the largest global provider of pine-based specialty chemicals. The $1,370 million cash purchase price for the acquisition, which is subject to adjustment for...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces Anticipated Timing for Acquisition of Arizona Chemical Company

HOUSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that its current expectation is that it will consummate the previously announced acquisition of Arizona Chemical Company in early January 2016. The Company expects the financing in connection with the acquisition to be at a cost consistent with that previously announced and that it therefore will be at a cost consistent with...

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