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Kraton™ MD6951
The Science Behind the Performance

Kraton Performance Polymers give innovators their edge by delivering unparalleled science and solutions that meet the high demands and stringent needs of their particular markets. Due to its ease of use and compatibility, our Kraton™ A family has long been the product of choice for compounding, overmolding, sound damping, and many other similar businesses.

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Performance in Medical Applications

Kraton Performance Polymers develops and produces advanced, engineered synthetic elastomers designed to meet the specific requirements of medical product manufacturers.  The polymers and polymer-modified systems perform like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) but are formulated without PVC, phthalates, plasticizers and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  As a result, the Kraton materials do not have the health concerns associated with plasticizers and are environmentally sound as well as recyclable.

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Forum

Engineering Technology Forum
Booth 10

September 9-11, 2014

Please join us at the Engineering Technology Forum as Kraton Performance Polymers promotes the use of highly polymer modified binders in high performance thin resurfacing for pavement preservation. Through our work with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University, our test results show using our binder in all layers, allows the user to achieve at least 50% longer life despite being 20% thinner.   

For more information contact Vincent Conserva at  0419 375055 or email vincent.conserva@kraton.com.


News
Kraton Enhances Polymer Offerings
Technology Allows for Revolutionary Process Capabilities and Performance Attributes

HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global innovator and producer of Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, today announced the introduction of two new hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (HSBCs). Kraton™ MD6951 and MD1648 present a unique balance of high elasticity, extraordinary tensile strength and exceptional lower melt viscosity, which will allow for a host of new process applications to be explored.  Both polymers are an extension of the versatile family of HSBCs - Kraton A and ERS polymers - and will enable innovators to pursue melt blown, injection molding, rotational molding, compression molding, or textile processes, while maintaining the softness, strength, and pliability of their products.

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Kraton to Showcase Two Ground-breaking HSBC’s at Chinaplas to Enable Greater Process Flexibility

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014-- 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.

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Kraton Announces Definitive Agreement to Combine with the Styrenic Block Copolymer Business of LCY Chemical Corp.
to Create a Worldwide Leading Manufacturer and Innovator in the Styrenic Block Copolymer Industry

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a global producer of highly-engineered polymers, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with the styrenic block copolymer ("SBC") operations of Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corp. ("LCY").  The transaction will combine Kraton's broad product portfolio and innovation platform with LCY's cost-effective and innovative SBC operations and its proven record of driving growth in China and broader Asia. 

The combination agreement calls for LCY to contribute its SBC business in exchange for newly issued shares in the combined company, such that Kraton's shareholders and LCY will each own 50% of the outstanding shares of the combined enterprise.  The combined company will be incorporated in the UK, will be listed on the NYSE, and will be led by Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton's President and Chief Executive Officer, and a global management team with administrative headquarters located in Houston, Texas.

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Kraton Performance Polymers Helps Provide New Yorkers with Safer, More Accessible City Streets $7 Million Road Resurfacing Project Features Unique Asphalt Paving Technology Completed in Advance of Winter Conditions

HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBC) and other engineered polymers, is working on a project to support efforts to make roads more safe in New York City. As temperatures continue to drop and cities embrace wintry conditions, New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) has planned ahead. With the help of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), in partnership with NuStar Asphalt LLC, 53 New York City blocks, including bike paths and select bus service routes along First Avenue from 72nd to 125th Streets, have been resurfaced with a thin layer of highly modified asphalt (HiMA) that greatly improves pavement resistance to rutting and cracking — critical attributes for high-traffic roadways used by vehicles and pedestrians in any season, but especially in harsh, inclement weather.

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