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Kraton to Showcase Specialty Polymers at Chinaplas

HOUSTON and SHANGHAI, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, engineered polymers and chemicals derived from pine wood pulping co-products, will host a booth N1C61 at Chinaplas, held April 25-28, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The booth product showcase will include technologies for specialty adhesives, automotive soft skins, polymer modification, Cariflex™ polyisoprene products, and medical applications and compounding solutions.

Kraton's new Mailiao Plant in Taiwan is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2016 with an expected HSBC production capacity of 30 kMT per year.

Kraton scientists will give two technical presentations on Tuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dr. Jensy Gu will present on new Kraton® SEBS polymers. Focuses will be on MD1653, a high flow pellet version of G1652 for demanding applications in coating, sealant, polymer modification and compounding. Several newly developed innovative Kraton® ERS SEBS and Kraton® A polymers will also be introduced with their potential applications.  Dr. Julie Li will present the paper "Kraton TPE Solution for Automotive Applications," which introduces the latest technology and development of Kraton SEBS polymers for automotive interior and exterior applications. To attend one of the seminars, please contact Mindy Gu at   

Chinaplas is an excellent platform for Kraton to promote its expanding global footprint, which includes construction of the new HSBC Mailiao Plant in Taiwan. "There are significant growth opportunities in the future for Kraton in China and all of Asia," said Prakash Kolluri, vice president of Specialty Chemicals. "We remain committed to innovation, investing in new markets and working closely with our customers to create custom solutions for their specific needs." Construction of the plant is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2016. The trial production for the plant is targeted for the early fourth quarter of 2016 with an expected HSBC production capacity of 30 kMT/year. For more information please visit booth N1C61, or call +1-800-4-KRATON (572866).  

About Kraton Polymers  
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE "KRA") is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's 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. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the "Giving Innovators their Edge" tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

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