Kraton Supports Commercialization of its Cariflex™ Isoprene Rubber

SpecialChem - Aug 11, 2011

HOUSTON -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc, a global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announced the completion of its multi-million dollar capital investment projects to support sales growth in Cariflex™ isoprene rubber, a pure, high-performance alternative to natural rubber. Kraton Polymers successfully converted a plant at its manufacturing site in Belpre, Ohio for new solid isoprene rubber (IR) capacity. This production capability replaces the capacity from the Pernis, Netherlands facility that was closed in 2009. Kraton Polymers also completed an IR latex expansion at its plant in Brazil, which increased production by 30%. Additionally, the company anticipates a new capacity addition at its Japan...

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