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Kraton Polymers Plans New HSBC Plant in Asia

9:50 AM MDT | August 25, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Kraton Polymers say it has initiated a project assessment for building a 30,000-m.t./year hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) plant in Asia. Strong growth in Kraton’s differentiated grades of HSBC's has created the need for additional manufacturing capacity in the region. “Kraton has built a strong presence in Asia, and such an investment would represent the next step to grow our position in the region,” says Kevin M. Fogarty, president and CEO of Kraton Polymers. “The growth in application and technology development using...

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