Press Release excerpt provided by Market Watch.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., a leading global innovator and producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, announced the opening of its new Kraton Innovation Center in Belpre, Ohio. This pilot facility allows Kraton to manufacture a wide range of SBC-type materials in quantities ranging from 25 kilograms to 50 metric tons. The facility and its high-technology process equipment broadens the company’s abilities in polymeric chemistry by leveraging unique, less traditional monomers and building blocks to meet customer needs and create innovative applications. This new ability to generate developmental polymer and processing technologies also opens the door to applications and industries where traditional SBCs were unable to participate.
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Originally published June 26, 2014.