Kraton setting up semi works latex unit in Brazil

Houston, Texas – Kraton Corp. is building a ‘semi works latex unit’ in Paulinia, Brazil, set for start-up in the second quarter of 2020, the company has announced.

The facility is designed to operate in ‘direct connect’ (DC) mode or using solid polymer feedstock (non-DC mode), Kraton said 18 March.

In DC mode, the unit will pump polymer materials directly from the onsite commercial polymerisation reactor.

This, said Kraton, offers “tremendous flexibility” for development projects based on polymers supplied by third parties, or sourced from Kraton’s anionic polymerisation…

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