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2011-02-23 15:22:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (and together with its subsidiaries, "Kraton"), announces that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results. The company expects to release its results after market close on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Kraton invites you to...

2011-02-14 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries the "Company or "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, announced today the refinancing of its existing indebtedness through the completion of the following transactions: An offering of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2019 through an institutional private placement, which represents an...

2011-01-20 15:01:59

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have coaxed polymers to braid themselves into wispy nanoscale ropes that approach the structural complexity of biological materials. Their work is the latest development in the push to develop self-assembling nanoscale materials that mimic the intricacy and functionality of nature's handiwork, but which are rugged enough to withstand harsh conditions such as heat and dryness. Although still...

2011-01-11 15:08:38

Many futurists envision a world in which polymer membranes with molecular-sized channels are used to capture carbon, produce solar-based fuels, or desalinate sea water, among many other functions. This will require methods by which such membranes can be readily fabricated in bulk quantities. A technique representing a significant first step down that road has now been successfully demonstrated. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...

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2011-01-04 10:41:58

Novel nanostructure pattern never seen in a plastic material Professor Frank S. Bates and his research team at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have discovered an unusual type of soft material that was conceived of over 50 years ago, but has never before been found in a plastic--although it has been seen in stainless steel and other metal alloys. Bates' group, which is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Materials Research, specializes in creating a particular...

2011-01-03 19:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in North America of 110 USD/t, or 5 cpp for Kraton SBS, and OE SBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect February 1, 2011. About Kraton Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.(NYSE: KRA), through...

2011-01-03 19:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in the Asia Pacific region of 125 USD/mt for Kraton SBS, OE SBS, and SIS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect January 15, 2011. About Kraton Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), through...

2010-12-20 15:02:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, today announced the promotion of G. Scott Lee to the position of Vice President of Operations. Mr. Lee will assume his new duties effective January 1, 2011, from David A. Bradley, who has resigned from the company to pursue Chief Executive Officer opportunities he is considering. All remaining responsibilities previously held by Mr....

2010-12-16 19:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announced that its elastomeric roof coating formulation containing Kraton G1643, an SBC, completed a major milestone towards achieving the ENERGY STAR rating--the trusted, government-backed symbol for products that are energy efficient, cost-effective and sustainable. A roof coating's ability to reflect and emit solar heat away from a...

2010-12-07 15:02:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that Kraton's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stephen E. Tremblay will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industries Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of this presentation may be accessed at http://www.kraton.com/ by selecting the Investor Relations tab, then "Events" from...


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