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									                         Kraton Polymers LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCH30793SA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAY 2013

          15710 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite
                                                             Phone             +1 281 5044700                   Revenue         NA
          300
          Houston, TX                                        Fax               +1 281 5044817                   Net Profit      NA
          77032                                              Website           www.kraton.com                   Employees       916 (Estimated)
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry        Chemicals

       Company Overview
       Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) is a US-based manufacturer of engineered polymers. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kraton
       Performance Polymers, Inc. The company undertakes the development, manufacture, supply, and marketing of various high
       performance polymers such as styrenic block copolymers (SBC), SBC-based compounded materials, polyisoprene latex, and
       polyisoprene rubber (IR). Its products find application in polymer modification, coatings and gels, compounding solutions,
       packaging and films, adhesives and sealants, medical, and bitumen modification. Kraton offers its products to a number
       customers across the world. Kraton manufactures its products in five plants globally.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Kraton Polymers LLC, SWOT Analysis
         Kevin M. Fogarty                  Chief Executive Officer                 Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Dan F. Smith                      Chairman
                                                                                   Global Presence                      Investigation and Legal
         Richard C. Brown                  Director                                                                     Proceedings
                                                                                   Industry Pioneer in SBCs
         Anna C. Catalano                  Director
         Steven J. Demetriou               Director
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                   Opportunities                        Threats
        GlobalData
                                                                                   Eco-friendly Materials Offer         Stringent Regulations
                                                                                   Opportunities
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       Recent Developments

       May 01, 2012                  Kraton Polymers Announces Asia-Pacific SIS Price Increase
       May 01, 2012                  Kraton Polymers Announces Americas SIS And SIBS Price Increase
       May 01, 2012                  Kraton Polymers Announces European SIS And SIBS Price Increase
       Mar 16, 2012                  Kraton Polymers Announces Asia Pacific SIS Price Increase
       Mar 01, 2012                  Kraton Polymers Announces Asia Pacific SBS Price Increase
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Key Facts ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................. 5
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................... 6
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................ 7
       Kraton Polymers LLC - History ........................................................................................................................................................... 8
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Locations And Subsidiaries ......................................................................................................................... 10
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Business Description ................................................................................................................................... 11
       Kraton Polymers LLC - Corporate Strategy ...................................................................................................................................... 12
       Kraton Polymers LLC - SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................... 13
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Kraton Polymers LLC - Strengths ................................................................................................................................................. 13
             Strength - Global Presence ....................................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Industry Pioneer in SBCs.......................................................................................................................................... 13
          Kraton Polymers LLC - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................ 13
             Weakness - Investigation and Legal Proceedings ..................................................................................................................... 13
          Kraton Polymers LLC - Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Eco-friendly Materials Offer Opportunities ........................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - New Product Launches........................................................................................................................................ 14
             Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets ......................................................................................................... 14
          Kraton Polymers LLC - Threats .................................................................................................................................................... 14
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 14
             Threat - Raw Materials Procurement Risks .............................................................................................
								
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