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Kraton Completes Isoprene Expansion Projects

9:34 AM MDT | August 16, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Kraton Polymers says it has completed a previously announced project to convert a plant at its Belpre, OH facility for new solid isoprene rubber (IR) capacity. This production capability replaces the capacity from the Pernis, Netherlands facility that was closed in 2009 in order to reduce costs. Kraton says it has also completed a debottleneck its Paulinia, Brazil isoprene rubber latex (IRL) plant, which increased production by...

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