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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:934

    Business Summary 

    Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. produces and sells styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It offers performance products comprising unhydrogenated SBCs, which are primarily used in paving, roofing, packaging and industrial adhesives, industrial, and other applications; and specialty polymers consisting of hydrogenated SBCs that are used in lubricant additives, polymer modification, personal care, cable gels, and adhesives and coatings, as well as in medical, industrial, consumer, and other applications. The company’s products are also used in personal care products, such as disposable diapers and the rubberized grips of toothbrushes, razor blades, and power tools. It also provides isoprene rubber products that have applications in medical products, paints, coatings, and specialized footwear; and isoprene rubber latex products primarily for use in synthetic surgical gloves and condoms, as well as 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; highly-modified asphalt for paving applications; membrane polymers for use in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and breathable fabrics; and synthetic cement formulations and polymers that are used in oilfield 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 Aug 1, 2015 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 8.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty , 49
    Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director and Member of Exec. Committee
    Mr. Stephen E. Tremblay , 56
    Chief Financial Officer and Exec. VP
    Dr. Lothar P. F. Freund , 55
    Chief Technology Officer and Sr. VP
    Mr. Damian T. Burke , 43
    VP of Corp. Devel.
    Dr. Holger R. Jung , 52
    Chief Commercial Officer and Sr. VP
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 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.
    Currency in USD.
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