Kraton Polymers to raise prices for SIS, SIBS polymers, compounds for adhesives, sealants, coatings and advanced materials markets in Americas by US$330/tonne, effective April 1

HOUSTON , March 2, 2012 (press release) – Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in the Americas of 330 USD/MT or 15 cpp for Kraton SIS and SIBS polymers and compounds for the Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings, and Advanced Materials markets.

Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect April 1, 2012.

About Kraton Polymers

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA - News), through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and 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.

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