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    Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. (KRA)

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    Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
    15710 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Houston, TX 77032
    United States - Map
    Phone: 281-504-4700
    Website: http://www.kraton.com

    Index Membership:N/A
    Sector:Basic Materials
    Industry:Specialty Chemicals
    Full Time Employees:936

    Business Summary 

    Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. manufactures and markets styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers worldwide. The company offers highly-engineered synthetic elastomers that enhance the performance of various end use products. It also provides isoprene rubber products for use in the production of medical products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, coatings, and photo-resistors; and isoprene rubber latex, a substitute for natural rubber latex that is used in medical, healthcare, personal care, and food contact operations. In addition, the company is involved in the development and commercialization of polyvinyl chloride alternatives for wire, cable, and medical applications; polymers and compounds for soft skin and coated fabric applications for transportation and consumer markets; membrane polymers for water filtration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and breathable fabrics; and synthetic cement formulations and other oilfield applications. Further, it offers core commercial grades of SBCs; un-hydrogenated SBCs, which are primarily used in paving and roofing, adhesives, and sealants and coatings, as well as footwear applications; hydrogenated SBCs, which are used in soft touch and flexible materials, personal hygiene products, medical products, automotive components, and adhesives and sealant applications; and compounds, other polymers, resins, oils, or fillers that are used in various consumer and industrial applications. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. markets its products through various channels, including direct sales force, marketing representatives, and distributors under the Kraton, Elexar, Giving Innovators Their Edge, NEXAR, and Cariflex brands. The company was formerly known as Polymer Holdings LLC and changed its name to Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. in December 2009. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. is based in Houston, Texas.

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    Corporate Governance 
    Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Dec 1, 2014 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 9.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty , 48
    Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director and Member of Exec. Committee
    Mr. Stephen E. Tremblay , 55
    Chief Financial Officer and VP
    Mr. G. Scott Lee , 51
    VP of Operations
    Dr. Lothar P. F. Freund , 54
    VP of Technology
    Dr. Holger R. Jung , 51
    VP of Sales and Marketing
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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