INVESTOR RELATIONS

US Headquarters
P: +1-800-4-Kraton
E: Email Us

EU Headquarters
P: +31 (0)20 201 7697
E: Customer.Inquiries@Kraton.com

Australia
E: Vincent.Conserva@Kraton.com

China
P: +86-21-6289-6161
E: Sales.Inquiry-China@Kraton.com

India and SE Asia
E: Joydeep.Mukerjea@kraton.com

Japan
P: +81-3-5461-7430
E: Sales.Inquiry-Japan@Kraton.com

Korea
P: +82-2-508-3812
E: Isshim@kraton.com

Taiwan

P: +886-2-2545-1539
E: Connie.Lai@Kraton.com

South America
Sales and Market Development
P: +55 19 3874 7270

Backup Tel: +55 19 3874 7272

All Other Requests
P: +55 19 3874 7244

2008 Press Releases

E-mail Page E-mail this page | Print Page Print this page | RSS Feeds RSS Feeds | IR Contacts IR Contacts | Financial Tear Sheet Financial Tear Sheet

Webcast ImageWebcast
Q3 2014 Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Live)
10/30/14 at 8:00 a.m. CT
Q3 2014 Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Earnings Conference Call
Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:00 a.m. CT  
Webcast PresentationHelp Help
Click here for webcast
Add to CalendarHelp Help
Add to Calendar Click here to add this event to your calendar
Keyword Search
 
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
DateTitle 
12/24/08Kraton Polymers Announces Larry R. Frazier as Chief Information Officer
HOUSTON - December 24, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers and styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), announces the appointment of Larry R. Frazier as Chief Information Officer.   In this role, Larry will be responsible for all aspects of Information Technology for Kraton, including the planned global ERP (SAP) implementation to be undertaken in 2009.  "Since first meeting Larry several years ago, I remain impressed not only with Larry's s... 
Printer Friendly Version
12/22/08Kraton Polymers Suspends Production of SBCs at Key Manufacturing Plants
HOUSTON December 22, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, will be suspending certain production of styrenic block co polymers (SBCs) at a number of its global production facilities. The suspension of production will affect approximately 50% of Kraton's global capacity. "Given the rapid and unprecedented deflation in prices for petrochemical based feed stocks, the impact of such deflation on our current inventory values, and a general de-stockin... 
Printer Friendly Version
12/11/08Kraton Polymers Announces William (Bill) H. Davis as Vice President of Global Paving and Roofing
HOUSTON - December 11, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers and styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), announces William (Bill) H. Davis has been appointed as Vice President, Global Paving and Roofing . David A. Bradley, Chief Operating Officer of Kraton Polymers LLC, gave the following comments:  "Today's appointment is vital to the strategic and global success of our business, and we are excited to have Bill in this key leadership role. &... 
Printer Friendly Version
12/08/08Kraton Polymers Announces Breakthrough Technology in Sulfonated Copolymers
HOUSTON December 8, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, introduces the latest innovations in sulfonated copolymer technology. The new products, KRATON MD9150 and MD9200, allow for remarkable performance in ion exchange and high water transport applications, while providing a cost savings over current alternatives available on the market. KRATON MD9150 and MD9200 are selectively midblock sulfonated copolymers providing excellent performance in ... 
Printer Friendly Version
12/01/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Completion of REACH pre-registration
HOUSTON, - December 1, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announced its completion of  pre-registration within Europe to comply with the regulation requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals).  This European chemical legislation requires the registration of all existing and new chemical substances that are manufactured and/or imported.  REACH asserts regulatory responsibilit... 
Printer Friendly Version
11/17/08Kraton Polymers to Present at 2008 Bank of America Credit Conference
Houston, Texas, November 17, 2008 -Kraton Polymers LLC announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin M. Fogarty, and its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Stephen E. Tremblay, will be making a company presentation at the 2008 Bank of America Credit Conference.  Mr. Fogarty and Mr. Tremblay will participate in a question and answer session following the presentation and will also meet with investors in one-on-one meetings. Analyst Conference: Bank of ... 
Printer Friendly Version
11/11/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results
Houston, TX. - November 11, 2008 Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of highly engineered polymers, announces results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008. Total operating revenues amounted to $382.2 million and $994.4 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively.  In the comparable three and nine month periods in 2007, total operating revenues amounted to $290.2 million and $831.9 million, respectively. Net income ... 
Printer Friendly Version
11/04/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON - November 4, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of  engineered polymers, announced that it has scheduled a conference call on November 12, 2008 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00-6:00 p.m. ET) to discuss third quarter 2008 financial results.  These results are expected to be released on November 11, 2008 and will be available on Kraton's website, http://www.kraton.com/ thereafter. Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will... 
Printer Friendly Version
09/22/08Kraton Polymers Announces Americas and European HSBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - September 22, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience continuous raw material and energy related cost increases. Our primary raw materials continue to increase in price and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective October 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of at least 220 USD/MT, or 10 cents per pound, in North America for our HSBC portfolio. In Europe, our prices will rise by at least Euro ... 
Printer Friendly Version
09/15/08Kraton Polymers Announces European USBC Price Increases
HOUSTON – 15th September, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material cost increases. New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than 1 October, 2008, or as contracts allow, of 150 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers... 
Printer Friendly Version
09/02/08Kraton Polymers Announces European SIS Price Increases
HOUSTON - 2nd Sep, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material cost increases. New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than 1st October, 2008, of 135 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our SIS, and SIBS polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understandi... 
Printer Friendly Version
09/02/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American SIS Price Increases
HOUSTON - September 2, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material cost increases. New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective October 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 9 cents per pound in North America for our SIS, and SIBS polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understandi... 
Printer Friendly Version
08/29/08Kraton Polymers Introduces Latest Advances in Elastic Nonwoven Technology at INTC 2008 and INSIGHT 2008
HOUSTON, Texas - August 29, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, introduces its latest innovation in elastic nonwoven technology. Kraton believes its new product, MD6705, breaks the processing barrier of conventional styrenic block copolymers, now allowing fabricators to make bicomponent elastic nonwovens on commercial production equipment at full speed. Until now, bicomponent elastic nonwovens based on thermoplastic elastomers were difficult t... 
Printer Friendly Version
08/12/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Second Quarter Results Posting Continued Improvement in Financial Performance
Houston, TX. - August 12, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton or the Company), a leading global producer of highly engineered polymers, announces results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. Total revenues amounted to $345.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2008, an increase of $50.5 million, or 17%, from $294.9 million in the three months ended June 30, 2007. For the six months ended June 30, 2008, total revenues amounted to $612.2 million, an increase of $70.5 million,... 
Printer Friendly Version
08/04/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON - August 4, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of  engineered polymers, announced that it has scheduled a conference call on August 13, 2008 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00-11:00 a.m. ET) to discuss second quarter 2008 financial results.  These results are expected to be released on Tuesday, August 12th and will be available on Kraton's website, http://www.kraton.com/ thereafter. Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which w... 
Printer Friendly Version
08/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces European USBC Price Increases
Houston - 1st August, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience sustained and unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases. New quarterly, record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than 1 September, 2008, of at least 210 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our SBS, O/E SBS, SIS and SIBS polymers and compoun... 
Printer Friendly Version
08/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American SBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - August 1, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience sustained and unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases. New monthly, record prices continue to be established for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective September 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of at least 330 USD/MT, or 15 cents per pound, in North America for our entire SBC portfolio. ... 
Printer Friendly Version
07/07/08Kraton Polymers Announces European USBC Price Increases for the Paving and Roofing Markets
HOUSTON - 7 July, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases. New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than 1 August, 2008, or as contracts allow, of 150 Euro/MT in our Paving and Roofing markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our SBS and O/E SBS polymers and co... 
Printer Friendly Version
07/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces European HSBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - 1st July, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases.  New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obligated to implement further price increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than 1 August, 2008, of 300 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our HSBC portfolio, which is defined as our Kraton G SEBS and SEPS based po... 
Printer Friendly Version
07/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American HSBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - July 1, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than August 1, 2008, of USD 440/MT, or 20cpp, in North American for our HSBC portfolio, which is defined as our Kraton G SEBS and SEPS based polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understanding as Kraton continues to manage these difficult, and volati... 
Printer Friendly Version
07/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces European USBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - 1st July , 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases. New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a consequence, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than 1 August, 2008, of 200 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our SIS and SIBS polymers and compounds. As a result of these same cost drivers, effect... 
Printer Friendly Version
07/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American USBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - July 1, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented raw material and energy related cost increases. New record prices are being set for our primary raw materials, and we are obliged to implement further price increases. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective August 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 330 USD/MT, or 15 cents per pound, in North America for our SBS, O/E SBS, SIS, and SIBS polymers and compounds. We appreciate our c... 
Printer Friendly Version
06/23/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces 35% Improvement in Gross Profit on 12% Revenue Growth Through May 31, 2008
HOUSTON, TX. -  June 23, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announces interim 2008 preliminary results for the two and five months ended May 31, 2008.  Total revenues amounted to $225 million for the two months ended May 31, 2008, an increase of $32 million, or 17%, from $193 million in the two months ended May 31, 2007.  For the five months ended May 31, 2008, revenue amounted to $492 million, an increase of $52 million, or 12... 
Printer Friendly Version
06/13/08Kraton Polymers Announces Asia Pacific USBC Price Increases
SHANGHAI - June 13, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw material, energy, shipping, and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective July 1, 2008, we are announcing general price increases in Asia Pacific for our USBC portfolio, which is defined as our Kraton D SBS & SIS based polymers and compounds. SIS based polymers and compounds price will increase $330 USD/MT effective July 1, 2008 and SBS based polym... 
Printer Friendly Version
06/02/08Kraton Polymers Announces European USBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - June 2, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw material, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than July 1, 2008, of 150 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our SIS, SIBS, SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understanding as Kraton continues to manage these di... 
Printer Friendly Version
06/02/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American HSBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - June 2, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw material, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective July 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 440 USD/MT, or 20 cents per pound, in North America for our HSBC portfolio, which is defined as our Kraton G SEBS and SEPS based polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understanding as Kraton... 
Printer Friendly Version
06/02/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American USBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - June 2, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw material, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective July 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 220 USD/MT, or 10 cents per pound, in North America for our SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds. As a result of those same cost drivers, effective July 1, 2008, we are also announcing a general price increase of 330 USD/MT, o... 
Printer Friendly Version
06/02/08Kraton Polymers Announces European HSBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - June 2, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw material, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, we are announcing a general price increase, effective no later than July 1, 2008, of 200 Euro/MT in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for our HSBC portfolio, which is defined as our Kraton G SEBS and SEPS based polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understand... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/19/08Kraton Polymers Announces USBC Price Increases in Asia Pacific Region
HOUSTON - May 19, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective June 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 330 USD/MT on all shipments for SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds in our Asia Pacific Region. As a result of those same cost drivers, effective June 1, 2008, we are also announcing a general price increase of 220 USD/MT on al... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/13/08Kraton Polymers Announces Improvement in First Quarter 2008 Gross Profit Resulting From Revenue Growth of 8%
HOUSTON, TX. - May 13, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announces its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008.  Total revenues for the quarter were $267 million compared to $247 million in the first quarter of 2007, an increase of 8%.  Gross profit increased $17 million to $49 million in the first quarter of 2008 from $32 million in the first quarter of 2007.  Net loss for the quarter was $9 million, an... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/07/08Kraton Polymers Pushes SBS Modification to a New Level
Meet Kraton Polymers at Euroasphalt & Eurobitume Congress 2008  Booth 56/58/60  21-23 May 2008  Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark HOUSTON, Texas - May 7, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, is at the forefront of a pioneering new solution to improve long-term pavement performance using cost-effective SBS base course modification. The world's leading supplier of styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) block copolymers for bitu... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/07/08Kraton Polymers presents innovations at the E&E Congress 2008
Booth 56/58/60 Euroasphalt & Eurobitume Congress 2008 21-23 May 2008 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark   HOUSTON, Texas - May 7, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, will present its latest innovations for meeting the cost and performance challenges facing today's roads industry at the 4th Euroasphalt & Eurobitume Congress from 21-23 May 2008 in Copenhagen (Booth 56/58/60). The world's leading supplier of styrene-butadiene-s... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/06/08Kraton Polymers Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON - May 6, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of  engineered polymers, announced that it has scheduled a conference call on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00-11:00 a.m. ET) to discuss first quarter 2008 financial results.  These results are expected to be released on Tuesday, May 13th and will be available on Kraton's website, http://www.kraton.com/ thereafter. Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which ... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/06/08Kraton Polymers Appoints Barry J. Goldstein and Richard C. Brown to its Board of Directors
HOUSTON - May 6, 2008 - Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) announces the appointment of Barry J. Goldstein and Richard C. Brown to its Board of Directors, effective May 1st.  Also effective as of May 1st, James R. Ball has stepped down from the Kraton Board after three years of service. Mr. Goldstein will succeed Mr. Ball as Audit Committee Chairman.   "We are honored to have Barry Goldstein and Rick Brown bring their many years of leadership and experience to our Board," said Dan F. ... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/05/08Kraton Polymers Announces Asia Pacific HSBC Price Increase
SHANGHAI - 5th May, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience relentless cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these continuous cost pressures, effective 1st June, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase, applied to our HSBC portfolio of USD 220/mt in our markets in Asia Pacific excluding Japan. Our HSBC portfolio includes our SEBS, SEPS and compound grades. We appreciate our customers' continued business and understanding as Krat... 
Printer Friendly Version
05/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American and South American USBC Price Increases
HOUSTON - May 1, 2008 - Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw material, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective June 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 330 USD/MT, or 15 cents per pound, in North America and South America, for our SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds. As a result of these same cost drivers, effective June 1, 2008 we are also announcing a general price increase of... 
Printer Friendly Version
04/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces Asia Pacific HSBC Price Increase
HOUSTON – April 1, 2008 – Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective May 1, 2008, or as contracts permit, we are announcing a general price increase of 220 USD/MT, in Asia Pacific for our HSBC product portfolio, which is defined as our SEBS and SEPS based polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers’ continued business and understanding as Kraton con... 
Printer Friendly Version
04/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces European HSBC Price Increase
HOUSTON – April 1, 2008 – Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective May 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 200 Euro/MT in Europe and the Middle East for our HSBC product portfolio, which is defined as our SEBS and SEPS based polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers’ continued business and understanding as Kraton continues to ... 
Printer Friendly Version
04/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces European USBC Price Increase
HOUSTON – April 1, 2008 – Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective May 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 150 Euro/MT in Europe and the Middle East for our SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers’ continued business and understanding as Kraton continues to manage these difficult economic challenges.  We... 
Printer Friendly Version
04/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American HSBC Price Increase
HOUSTON – April 1, 2008 – Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs. As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective May 1, 2008, or as contracts permit, we are announcing a general price increase of 440 USD/MT, or 20 cents per pound, in North America, for our HSBC product portfolio, which is defined as our SEBS and SEPS based polymers and compounds. We appreciate our customers’ continued business and un... 
Printer Friendly Version
04/01/08Kraton Polymers Announces North American and South American USBC Price Increase
HOUSTON – April 1, 2008 – Kraton Polymers continues to experience unprecedented cost increases derived from raw materials, energy and packaging costs.  As a result of these aggressive cost drivers, effective May 1, 2008, we are announcing a general price increase of 220 USD/MT, or 10 cents per pound, in North America and South America, for our SBS and O/E SBS polymers and compounds.  We appreciate our customers’ continued business and understanding as Kraton continues to manage the... 
Printer Friendly Version
03/27/08Kraton Polymers LLC Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
HOUSTON, TX. – March 27, 2008 – Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2007.  Total revenues for the quarter were $258 million compared to $245 million in the comparable period of 2006, an increase of 5%.  Year to date, total revenues grew 4% to $1,090 million.  Gross profit amounted to $21 million and $151 million in the fourth quarter and full-ye... 
Printer Friendly Version
03/21/08Kraton Polymers Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON – March 21, 2008 – Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of  engineered polymers, announced that it has scheduled a conference call on Friday, March 28, 2008 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00-11:00 a.m. ET) to discuss fourth quarter and full-year 2007 financial results.  These results are expected to be released on Thursday, March 27th and will be available on Kraton's website, http://www.Kraton.com thereafter. Kraton invites you to listen to the confe... 
Printer Friendly Version
02/29/08Kraton Polymers Announces Product Price Increase - Europe
HOUSTON – February 29, 2008 – Throughout 2007, Kraton Polymers experienced unprecedented cost increases associated with energy, raw materials, packaging, and logistics costs. Unfortunately, this trend has continued in the first quarter of 2008. Both crude oil and butadiene monomer are moving to new record price levels, while styrene monomer and other energy related costs are continuing to increase as well.  As a result of these economic realities, effective April 1, 2008, we are implemen... 
Printer Friendly Version
02/29/08Kraton Polymers Announces Product Price Increase - U.S.
HOUSTON – February 29, 2008 – Throughout 2007, Kraton Polymers experienced unprecedented cost increases associated with energy, raw materials, packaging, and logistics costs. Unfortunately, this trend has continued in the first quarter of 2008. Both crude oil and butadiene monomer are moving to new record price levels, while styrene monomer and other energy related costs are continuing to increase as well. As a result of these economic realities, effective April 1, 2008, we are implementing a ... 
Printer Friendly Version
02/04/08Kraton Polymers Announces the Appointment of Former Lyondell Chairman and CEO Dan F. Smith as Chairman of its Board of Directors
HOUSTON – February 4, 2008 – Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) today announces the appointment of Dan F. Smith as Chairman of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Smith succeeds Kelvin Davis, a Partner of TPG Capital, who has served as Kraton’s Chairman since 2004.  Mr. Davis remains a member of Kraton’s Board. In addition, Kevin M. Fogarty and Kevin G. O’Brien were also named to Kraton’s Board of Directors effective January 31, 2008. Mr. Fogarty, Kraton’s President and Chief Executive Officer, ... 
Printer Friendly Version
01/29/08Kraton Polymers Announces Passing of Toxicology Studies
HOUSTON – January 29, 2008 – Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) today announced it has taken a major step towards the commercialization of the MD6945 SEBS block co-polymer by successfully passing a full range of toxicology studies. These toxicology studies were completed by an FDA recognized independent laboratory using the testing requirements under the new international ISO standards, which is a much more severe testing battery than the traditional USP Class VI biological reactivity tests. MD6945, w... 
Printer Friendly Version
01/22/08Kraton Names New Chief Financial Officer
HOUSTON – January 22, 2008 – Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) announces the appointment of Stephen (Steve) E. Tremblay, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 21, 2008.   He replaces Nicholas (Nick) G. Dekker, who has been serving as Chief Financial Officer since October 2006.  Nick will remain with Kraton through April 1, 2008 to ensure a seamless transition period.    In his role, Mr. Tremblay will be responsible for managing Kraton’s finance and... 
Printer Friendly Version
01/15/08Kraton Names New Chief Executive and Chief Operating Offices
HOUSTON – January 15, 2008 – The Board of Directors of Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) announces the appointmentof Kevin M. Fogarty as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 14, 2008.  He succeeds George B. Gregory who has decided to leave Kraton after three and a half years of transforming the company.  Mr. Gregory will serve as an advisor to the company through June 30, 2008.  Additionally, David A. Bradley has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, also effectiv... 
Printer Friendly Version
Copyright © , Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. All rights reserved.