Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: KRA
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. manufactures and markets styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers. styrenic block copolymers are highly-engineered synthetic elastomers, which enhances the performance of numerous end use products by imparting greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability, and processability. The polymers are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing, and footwear products. Its paving and roofing applications provide durability, extending road and roof life. It also produces Cariflex isoprene rubber and isoprene rubber latex. Cariflex products are highly-engineered, non-SBC synthetic substitutes for natural rubber and natural rubber latex. In addition to Cariflex, it also have, polyvinyl chloride alternatives for wire, cable and medical applications; polymers for slush molded automotive and faux leather applications; NEXAR family of membrane polymers for water filtration and breathable fabrics; and synthetic cement formulations and other oilfield applications. The company markets its products under the Kraton, CariflexTM, and NEXARTM brands. Kraton Performance Polymers was founded on February 28, 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.