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Kraton Spotlights Next Generation Cariflex at IRGCE 2018

Cariflex™ IR2GL1 Latex reduces Type I and IV allergies in surgical gloves

HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, will exhibit at the 2018 International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition (IRGCE) on September 4-6 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"IRGCE is an important industry platform for the global rubber technology market, which is key for our Cariflex portfolio," said Prakash Kolluri, Kraton's Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Specialty Polymers. "We look forward to showcasing our latest solutions designed to further push the boundaries of innovation through improved safety, strength and purity."

Kraton will feature the latest product offerings for medical and consumer applications at booth #E53. This includes Cariflex™ IR2GL1 Latex, a clean and pure thermoplastic elastomer latex offering strength, flexibility and softness. Natural rubber proteins, known to cause Type I allergies, are not expected to be present in this product. Originally developed for surgical glove applications and other dipped goods, Cariflex IR2GL1 was designed to match the strength, protection and comfort of Cariflex isoprene rubber latex while also reducing the risk of Type IV allergies.

"Cariflex IR2GL1 Latex is intended to decrease the risk of both allergy types while offering enhanced protection and comfort," Kolluri said. "While it was developed for surgical gloves, this next-generation technology can also deliver exceptional value across a wide variety of healthcare and consumer applications."

Kraton is scheduled for a technical presentation from 10-11am on Wednesday, September 5 about "Styrene Modified Synthetic Polyisoprene Latex for Skin Friendly Latex Products." To attend, please contact the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association at IRGCE@margma.com.my

IRGCE is the world's largest exhibition of rubber gloves. With this year's theme of "Transforming Technology, Driving Innovation," the bi-annual tradeshow attracts nearly 200 companies from 13 countries to exhibit their latest products.

About Kraton Corporation  
Kraton Corporation (KRA) is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in numerous countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and design are all trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Kraton Corporation and all of its affiliates, including Kraton Chemical, believe the information set forth herein to be true and accurate, but any recommendations, presentations, statements or suggestions that may be made are without any warranty or guarantee whatsoever, and shall establish no legal duty on the part of any Kraton affiliated entity.  The legal responsibilities of any Kraton affiliate with respect to the products described herein are limited to those set forth in Kraton's Conditions of Sale or any effective sales contract.  NOTE TO USER: by ordering/receiving Kraton product you accept the Kraton Conditions of Sale applicable in the region.  All other terms are rejected.  Kraton does not warrant that the products described herein are suitable for any particular uses, including, without limitation, cosmetics and/or medical uses.  Persons using the products must rely on their own independent technical and legal judgment, and must conduct their own studies, registrations, and other related activities, to establish the safety and efficacy of their end products incorporating any Kraton products for any application.  Nothing set forth herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any Kraton product in any specific application or in conflict with any existing patent rights. Kraton reserves the right to withdraw any product from commercial availability and to make any changes to any existing commercial or developmental product. Kraton expressly disclaims, on behalf of all Kraton affiliates, any and all liability for any damages or injuries arising out of any activities relating to the use of any information set forth in this publication, or the use of any Kraton products.

Kraton maintains a Cosmetics, Drugs and Medical Device Policy that restricts the use of Kraton's Products in certain end use applications without Kraton's prior written consent.  Accordingly, Kraton does not guarantee that Kraton's products will be available for use in all potential end use applications. Kraton's Cosmetics, Drugs and Medical Device Policy is available on Kraton's website at www.kraton.com.

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