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Kraton to build, individually, hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer capacity in Asia; exits JV with Formosa

9:17 PM MDT | October 3, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Kraton Performance Polymers says that it plans to expand hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) manufacturing capability in Asia on a stand-alone basis. Locations in the region, including those in China, which were identified during the company's site selection process conducted in 2010 and early 2011, will be the primary areas of focus, Kraton says. Kraton says it has chosen not to extend the previously announced framework agreement with Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (Mailiao, Taiwan), part of the Formosa Plastics Group (Taipei), which expired, in accordance...

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