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

HOUSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.( (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( Kraton will be promoting two new product grades, Kraton™ MD1648 and MD6951. Unlike any current commercially available products, these two new product grades offer a unique balance of high elasticity, extraordinary tensile strength and exceptionally low melt viscosity. By combining these properties, Kraton offers its customers unique solutions that will enable the use of SBCs in new application processes that were previously not feasible.

Kraton scientists will host two technical seminars on April 24th at 14:00 - 16:00 outlining the technological advances of Kraton™ MD1648 and MD6951. In addition, there will be a presentation on Cariflex™ isoprene rubber (IR), a differentiated technology that allows medical manufacturers the ability to engineer products that offer an outstanding combination of safety and comfort for both patients and health care professionals. To attend one of the seminars, please contact Mindy Gu at

Consistent with its continued commitment to create exceptional value by Giving Innovators Their Edge™, Kraton will feature new technology that provides environmentally-friendly alternatives to polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for coated fabrics( used in high-traffic seating and furniture upholstery. Continuing the theme of innovation, also on display will be Nexar™ Polymers(, moisture activated cooling technology for performance fabrics and textiles, Cariflex™ Polyisoprene Products(, as well as polymer solutions for medical( and personal care( applications. For more information please visit booth N1C01,, or call +1-800-4-KRATON (572866).

About Kraton Polymers

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and styrenic block copolymers ("SBCs"), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us almost fifty 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. Our polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. We currently offer our products to a diverse group of more than 800 customers in over 60 countries worldwide, and are the only SBC producer with manufacturing and service capabilities on four continents. We manufacture products at five plants globally, including our flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, as well as plants in Germany, France and Brazil, and a joint venture plant operated in Japan.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, Cariflex, Nexar and the "Giving Innovators their Edge" tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC. (C) Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

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