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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

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 Oct 1, 2014 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 8.
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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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