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08-16-2006 03:06 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Kraton Polymers LLC

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2006 -- Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global performance polymer producer, will increase its prices for all SBS, SEBS, SEPS and compounding polymer grades worldwide by $US200 per metric tonne, effective September 15, 2006, due to unprecedented and continued escalation in base feedstock and energy costs.

For more information about Kraton products please visit our website at www.Kraton.com or e-mail us at info@Kraton.com.

About Kraton

Kraton is a leading global performance polymer company and is the world´s largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us over forty 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. Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing, and footwear products. Kraton has the leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil, and Japan.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design are trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

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Kraton Polymers LLC
Analyst and Media:
Shari Mattern
281-504-4780

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