HOUSTON, April 25, 2011 /CNW/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (and together with its subsidiaries, "Kraton"), announces that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss first quarter 2011 financial results. The company expects to release its results after market close on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will be broadcast live over the internet, at http://www.kraton.com/ by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the left side of the Investor Relations page. Company spokespeople will include Kevin M. Fogarty, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Stephen E. Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer.
You may also listen to the conference call by telephone by contacting the conference call operator 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and asking for the "Kraton Conference Call - Passcode: Earnings Call." U.S./Canada dial-in #: 888-577-8992. International dial-in #: 312-470-7060.
For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Central Time on May 5th through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 19th. To hear a replay of the call over the Internet, access Kraton's Website at http://www.kraton.com/ by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the left side of the Investor Relations page. To hear a telephonic replay of the call, dial 866-454-1413 and International callers dial 203-369-1236.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us almost fifty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Our polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. We currently offer approximately 800 products to more than 700 customers in over 60 countries worldwide, and are the only SBC producer with manufacturing and service capabilities on four continents. We manufacture products at five plants globally, including our flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, as well as plants in Germany, France and Brazil, and a joint venture plant operated in Japan.
Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the "Giving Innovators Their Edge" tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.
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