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Kraton is Stretching the Limits with New Ways to Design and Construct Nonwovens at the IDEA 2013 Expo

HOUSTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: "KRA"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers announces plans to exhibit at IDEA 2013, in Miami, Florida from April 22nd – 25th. The Kraton booth will be located in Hall B, booth # 1353 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.


Kraton will showcase elastic attachment adhesives designed to adhere elastic threads to polyolefin nonwovens and films, NEXAR™ polymers which offer unique properties to enable moisture activated cooling technology for fabrics and elastic nonwovens fiber technology that provide soft, discreet, breathable panels with biaxial stretch. These specialty polymer solutions are constructed to enhance the performance of everyday products for applications such as personal hygiene, medical, furnishings (home/office) and performance fabrics.

In addition to our full line of cutting-edge polymers, Kraton specializes in partnering with customers to formulate solutions that meet the challenging demands of the nonwovens industry. "We believe customer engagement is critical to our success.  As a long-time leader in the manufacture of styrenic block copolymers (SBC), we believe our innovation gives our customers a true competitive advantage," said Mark Siebert, Vice President of Adhesive, Sealants and Coatings. Kraton continuously strives to support product manufacturers in the textile and fabric industries with innovations that enhance product performance, improve processing capabilities, and optimize cost effectiveness in their operations.

To learn more about these polymer solutions, visit booth #1353 in Hall B to speak with a Kraton commercial or technical professional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with a Kraton representative during the exhibition, please email your request to

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 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.

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© Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. 2013.  All rights reserved.

For Further Information:
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
Media: Vaneese Bell 281-504-4792
Investors: H. Gene Shiels 281-504-4886

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