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Kraton Polymers to Lead Technical Session at ECS 2009

Published on 2009-03-26. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON -- Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announces it will co-host a booth at the European Coatings Show and lead a technical session at the European Coatings Congress. Martine Dupont, Senior Research Scientist for Kraton Polymers, will lead a technical session where she will highlight the company's wide range of differentiated products. Kraton Polymers has created a unique range of SBC materials which are designed to give formulators working in the field of adhesive products the flexibility to meet application needs and respond to new market trends." These applications include; adhesives with a high proportion of ingredients from renewable resources, adhesives with excellent adhesion on polyolefinic substrates, formulations compatible with low VOC solvents, adhesives with higher temperature resistance and adhesives with lower hot-melt viscosity for easier processing.

Learn more at the European Coatings Congress 2009

Martine Dupont, Senior Research Scientist for Kraton Polymers, will present a technical paper at the European Coatings Congress on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm. The paper is entitled: "Styrenic Block Copolymers with Tailored Block Segments to Meet Adhesive Market Needs".

Visit us at the European Coatings Show 2009 - Hall 7, Stand 456

Kraton Polymers will co-host a booth with their distributor, Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH. Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH is a key distributor for Kraton Polymers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The show will take place in Nuremburg, Germany on March 31 - April 2, 2009. Kraton Polymers plans to emphasize innovative technology in its key markets adhesives, sealants and coatings.

About Kraton

Kraton is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us over forty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers, which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Kraton 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. Kraton has the leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Brazil and Japan.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the "Giving Innovators their Edge" tagline are trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

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Source: Kraton Polymers LLC s

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