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2011-08-10 07:30:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," is pleased to announce the completion of its multi-million dollar capital investment projects to support sales growth in Cariflex(TM) isoprene rubber, a pure, high performance alternative to natural rubber. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/DA49622) Kraton Polymers successfully converted a plant at its manufacturing...

2011-08-04 13:47:40

Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective chemical sensors to determine nicotine in solutions, and in the near future also in gases. Moreover, the polymer is suitable for slow, controlled release of nicotine, e.g., for therapeutic purposes. The collaboration of researchers of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the...

2011-07-28 15:34:00

FOWLERVILLE, Mich., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asahi Kasei Plastics Thermylene® family of short-fiber polypropylene resins enabled a reduction in weight, assembly time and cost of an innovative sunroof module designed and built by Inalfa Roof Systems for the 2010 Cadillac CTS. The 1 square meter part is the automotive industry's first fully integrated sunroof module made entirely from glass fiber reinforced PP and replacing long-glass PP and short-glass ASA/PBT while...

2011-07-26 13:55:11

The Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic Materials & Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in close collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, has shown that the band gap and energy levels of conjugated polymers can be finely tuned using a two-dimensional-like donor-Ï-acceptor (D-Ï-A) molecular design, which is of important for polymer solar cell applications. The study is reported...

2011-07-25 10:45:00

HOUSTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information, today expanded its suite of petrochemical price references to include weekly assessments of five polymers imported into Brazil and key to the manufacturing of film and plastics in Latin America. "We believe these new assessments will bring more continuity to the global polymer market, particularly given the increased trade flow between Asia and Latin America," said...

2011-07-20 03:00:00

LUTON, England, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Anglian Water has selected Elster to supply up to 300,000 V210 volumetric polymer water meters in the UK over the next two years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF35872LOGO-a ) This follows Anglian's selection of Elster in 2010 to supply V200 and V210 volumetric polymer hybrid Smart Meters as part of Anglian Water's extended trial of radio meters. Anglian Water is one of the...

2011-07-18 10:03:00

FOWLERVILLE, Mich., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asahi Kasei Plastics developed Tenac-C(TM) Z-Series, a low emission acetal copolymer for the seat-adjuster comfort mat in the lumbar support manufactured by Brose Group to improve interior air quality in the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee. The Z-Series engineered resin exceeded the new VDA 275 performance targets for low VOCs and provided a natural lubricity eliminating the need for any traditional grease or lubricants. The...

2011-07-14 00:00:30

A combination of Aluminum, and an RF Neutral Polymer Isolator is being used to create Shock Proof billet Aluminum iPhone4 cases by Ultimate Truck Gear for its online company, http://www.MeeMojo.com. Mississauga Ontario (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 A combination of Aluminum, and an RF Neutral Polymer Isolator is being used to create Shock Proof billet Aluminum iPhone4 cases by Ultimate Truck Gear for its online company, http://www.MeeMojo.com. In combination with aggressive styling and precise...

2011-07-07 00:08:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a multiple-compartment gel capsule that could be used to simultaneously deliver drugs of different types. The researchers used a simple "one-pot" method to prepare the hydrogel capsules, which measure less than one micron. The capsule's structure -- hollow except for polymer chains tethered to the interior of the shell -- provides spatially-segregated compartments that make it a good candidate for multi-drug encapsulation and...

2011-07-01 19:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 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 200 USD/MT for Kraton SBS, and OE SBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect August 1, 2011. About Kraton Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.(NYSE: KRA), through its...


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