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2013-05-31 08:22:06

Promoting NEXAR(TM) Cooling Technology for Performance Fabrics HOUSTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers will present a paper and exhibit at Techtextil, June 11-13 in Frankfurt, Germany highlighting NEXAR(TM) polymer coatings. <cite>Kraton</cite> will be located in Hall 3.1 booth number J33. Dr. Richard Blackwell, Senior Scientist with...

2013-05-28 00:20:12

LONDON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Petrochemical industry analysts, ICIS Consulting, have today added a new Polypropylene (PP) US price forecast report [http://www.icis.com/chemicals/channel-info-about/price-forecast-reports/icis-polypropylene-pp-us-price-forecast-report/?cmpid=SOC%7CCHEM%7CCHPRI-2013-GLOBAL-NPL-USPPforecast_pressrelease&sfid=70120000000eGVl ] to their suite of specialist information tools. Based on extensive analysis of the volatile US polypropylene...

2013-05-24 08:23:09

TEMPE, Ariz., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly released flagship enzyme blend, Fibrenza(TM), utilizes advanced technology in a time-release capsule that offers the benefits of enteric coatings, without the use of synthetic chemicals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130524/PH20296) Systemic enzyme use is at an all-time high, according to Heather Lewis, Brand Manager at HCP Formulas. She attributes much of the increased usage to social media. "Ten years ago, systemic...

2013-05-17 16:22:26

HOUSTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that Kraton's President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Fogarty will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference on May 22, 2013 from 2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of this presentation may be accessed at: http://cc.talkpoint.com/gold006/052113a_gm/?entity=16_KKPGNTV or at http://www.kraton.com/ by selecting the Investor Relations tab,...

2013-05-16 23:25:08

[336 Pages Report] Thermoplastic Market report segmented TPE Market by Types (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, SBC, TPO, TPV, TPU, COPE, PEBA), Applications & by Geography. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The report, "Thermoplastic Elastomers Market By Types (SBC, TPO, TPV, TPU, COPE, PEBA), Applications & Geography – Trends & Forecasts To 2018" defines and segments the global thermoplastic elastomers market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue and consumption. It also...

2013-05-16 20:20:44

HOUSTON, May 16, 2013 /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 Barclays High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference on May 22, 2013 from 8:50 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast of this presentation may be accessed at: http://cc.talkpoint.com/barc002/052113a_lp/?entity=4_TN2N3J1 or at http://www.kraton.com/ by selecting the Investor...

2013-05-15 16:21:34

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that it will shut down a high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany in the third quarter of 2013. The 100 KT per year unit is among the smallest and least efficient of the LyondellBasell HDPE units in Europe. The company has sufficient HDPE capacity to meet customer needs from its larger scale facilities. "LyondellBasell continues to take definitive steps to reorganize our...

2013-05-14 23:28:57

MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of a new market research report in Materials&Chemicals to their product offering. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 A thermoplastic material softens, shows plastic property, when heated, but it does not set or get cured. Thermoplastics generally available in the form of pellets become softer and liquid when exposed to high temperature. Due to this property, molding and processing of thermoplastics becomes easy. Shape change of a...

2013-05-13 12:24:45

LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global petrochemicals market intelligence provider, ICIS [http://www.icis.com/about-us/?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPRI-2012-GLOBAL-npl_margin_us_pp_pr&sfid=70120000000eDx8 ] , has expanded its suite of margin reports with a weekly report on the US polypropylene (PP) market [http://www.icis.com/chemicals/polypropylene/us/?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPRI-2012-GLOBAL-npl_margin_us_pp_pr&sfid=70120000000eDx8 ] . The ICIS US Polypropylene Margin...

2013-05-13 08:23:42

Appvion reflects the company's heritage of applied innovation. APPLETON, Wis., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Appleton Papers announced today that the company changed its name to Appvion, Inc. The new name reflects the company's heritage of innovation in applying chemistry to paper and microencapsulation as a means to create value for its customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130513/CG12038LOGO) Commenting on the name change, Appvion's chairman, president and...