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|Kraton Polymers Announces Plans to Showcase New Products Engineered for Higher Performance and Environmental Sustainability at The 18th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide (K 2010) October 27-November 3, 2010, Dusseldorf, Germany|
HOUSTON, Oct 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces plans to exhibit at The 18th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide (K 2010), from October 27-November 3, 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The company plans to showcase six of its latest innovations including alternatives for PVC, TPU, and natural rubber in automotive slush molded interior soft skins, medical and personal care, wire and cable, and protective films; and NEXAR(TM) polymers for water transport, filtration and separation, and performance fabrics applications.
"K 2010 provides Kraton with the perfect venue for our scientists and market development managers to meet and exchange ideas with innovators from across the globe," said Lothar Freund, Vice President, Technology at Kraton Polymers. "These meetings often lead to collaborative efforts, which result in innovative and specialized product solutions designed to meet even the most rigorous industry demands for higher-performance, lower-cost and environmentally-friendly solutions. Kraton developed SBCs almost fifty years ago and continues to lead the market driving innovation and developing new families of these highly-engineered synthetic elastomers," he concluded.
Kraton scientists and executives will be at the company's showcase in Booth C80, Hall 6 to discuss the company's latest innovations in the following applications:
We invite you tovisit Kraton at the K 2010 in Booth C80, Hall 6. To schedule a personal consultation, please contact Vaneese Bell at 281-504-4792 or Vaneese.email@example.com. For more information about Kraton products please visit our website at http://www.kraton.com/ or e-mail info@Kraton.com. You may also visit http://www.nexarpolymers.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about NEXAR(TM) polymers.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world's largest producer of 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 approximately 800 products to more than 700 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.
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