January 29, 2014

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Supplier News - July 2

 
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009Kraton Polymers announces Americas 
USBC and HSBC price increasesKraton Polymers LLC , a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announces a general price increase in the Americas of US Dollars 330/MT, or 15 cents per lb., across all markets and end uses, for Kraton SBS, SEBS, OE SBS, and OE SEBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, the price increase will take effect no later than August 1, 2009, and may occur earlier as business conditions dictate.“Raw material and energy costs are rapidly increasing, and as a result, we are implementing responsible price increases to help us manage these difficult, volatile and global economic challenges,” commented David Bradley, Chief Operations Officer. “As a leading producer of SBC’s, we must maintain a profitability level that will enable us to continue serving our customers and reinvesting in the SBC industry. We remain committed to providing innovative solutions and value-added services to help our customers differentiate and succeed in their respective markets.” www.kraton.com 

A. Schulman Appoints Nancy Lauwers as 
Europe Human Resources ManagerA. Schulman, Inc. announced that it has appointed Nancy Lauwers as European Human Resources Manager with responsibilities for overseeing the human resources activities of the Company's Europe organization.Lauwers and Cathy Brown, North American Human Resources Director will report to Kim L. Whiteman, Vice President, Global Human Resources for the Company. Additionally, Lauwers will report to Bernard Rzepka, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Europe for business matters."I firmly believe the most important asset of any company is its people and with Nancy's appointment, we've created a management team that will effectively coordinate all of our global human resources activities and ensure that our entire organization is aligned with meeting the needs of our customers, shareholders and employees," said Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. www.aschulman.com 
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