Engineering News

KRATON Announces Capacity Expansion at Belpre Plant in The U.S.
Friday September 16, 8:00 pm ET

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2005--KRATON Polymers LLC (KRATON) today announces increasing production capability for KRATON D polymers at its Belpre, Ohio, plant by 10 ktpa in response to rising demand from customers in the paving and roofing sector of the North American market.

"This low cost debottleneck in SBS capacity, resulting from success in utilizing Lean / Six Sigma techniques, continues to demonstrate KRATON's commitment to its core markets and customers," said Stephen Evans, Vice President and General Manager for Paving, Roofing and Footwear. The additional capacity is expected to be online by April, 2006.

About KRATON

KRATON Polymers LLC is a premier, global specialty chemicals company and is the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers ("SBCs"), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by KRATON over forty years ago. SBCs enhance the performance of applications including adhesives, sealants, asphalt and bitumen modification, packaging, compounding and personal hygiene products. KRATON has the leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil and Japan.

Polymer Holdings LLC is the parent company of KRATON Polymers LLC and has no material assets other than its investment in KRATON Polymers LLC.

Source: KRATON Polymers LLC

Engineering News Archive

 
// CAREER RESOURCES

Applicant Procedures
Job Seekers
Resume Help
Professional Organizations
Engineering Career Information
Engineering Colleges

// WHAT WE DO
Recruiters for
Professionals in the Chemical
& Pharmaceutical Industries
We recruit exclusively for Engineers and Operations/Maintenance Management Personnel in the following areas:
Specialty chemicals
Bulk chemicals
Commodity Chemicals
Petrochemicals
Fine chemicals
Agrochemicals
Industrial gases
Surfactants
Fertilizers
Solvents
Coatings
Polymers
Pharmaceuticals
Refinery
Career Center | FAQs | Privacy
SESI Corporate Headquarters (954)755-3121 ext 109
© Search Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
Industry News Career Center FAQs Submit a Job About Search Enterprises Submit a Resume Candidates Job Opportunities Search Enterprises Home