Kraton Adds Rubber Facility In Ohio | May 3, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 18 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 18 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 3, 2010

Kraton Adds Rubber Facility In Ohio

Department: Business
Keywords: synthetic rubber, natural rubber, medical products

Kraton Performance Polymers plans to spend $27 million on its Belpre, Ohio, facility to add production of polyisoprene rubber for U.S. medical industry customers. In December, the firm shut down a polyisoprene facility in Pernis, the Netherlands, in anticipation of the move to Belpre. Kraton sees a growing market for polyisoprene in medical products, where natural rubber latex can provoke allergic reactions. The firm plans to complete the Belpre plant modifications by mid-2011.

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