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Kraton plans stand-alone HSBC capacity in Asia

10:45 AM MDT | October 15, 2012 | –Deepti Ramesh

Fogarty: Expansion of HSBC key to Kraton’s future. Kraton Performance Polymers says it plans to expand hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) manufacturing capacity in Asia on a stand-alone basis. It follows a decision by Kraton not to extend a previously announced framework agreement with Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (Mailiao, Taiwan), part of the Formosa Plastics Group (Taipei), to build jointly an HSBC plant in Taiwan. Locations in Asia, including China—which were identified during a site-selection process carried out by Kraton in 2010 and...

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