KRA - Kraton Corporation

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Kraton Corporation

15710 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77032
United States

SectorBasic Materials
IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
Full Time Employees1,929

Key Executives

Mr. Kevin M. FogartyChief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director1.72MN/A51
Mr. Stephen E. TremblayChief Financial Officer and Exec. VP806.08kN/A58
Mr. James Leo SimmonsSr. VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.531.98k80.86k51
Ms. Melinda Scissors ConleyChief HR Officer and Sr. VP489.5k144.98k51
Dr. Holger R. JungSr. VP and Pres of Polymer Segment633.1kN/A54
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 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.


Kraton Corporation produces and sells styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers performance products comprising unhydrogenated SBCs, which are primarily used in paving, roofing, adhesives, sealants, coatings, and footwear applications; and specialty polymers consisting of hydrogenated SBCs that are used in polymer modification, lubricant additives, personal care, adhesives and coatings, and cable gels, as well as in medical, industrial, consumer, and other applications. 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 medical, healthcare, and personal care products, such as synthetic surgical gloves and condoms, as well as in food contact operations. In addition, the company offers pine-based specialty products for use in adhesive, road and construction, and tire markets; and a range of chemical intermediates, such as tall oil fatty acids, dimer acids, tall oil rosins, distilled tall oils, terpene fractions, alpha-pinenes, and beta-pinenes for various markets, including fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances, and mining. Kraton Corporation markets its products through various channels, including direct sales force, marketing representatives, and distributors under the Kraton and Cariflex brands. The company was formerly known as Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. and changed its name to Kraton Corporation in September 2016. Kraton Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Corporate Governance

Kraton Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of December 1, 2017 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 1.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.