Our Culture

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Who We Are

Kraton develop, manufacture and market biobased chemicals and specialty polymers. We are the inventor of styrenic block copolymers (SBC) and a pioneer in pine chemicals. Our products are used in countless industrial, consumer and medical applications, helping to improve performance, safety and sustainability.

Formed from Shell Chemical Company, Kraton has since emerged as a leader in our own right. Through the development of high performance, sustainable solutions that deliver exceptional value to our customers, we enable them to make products that enhance the lives of people all over the world. Today, more than half a century since our signature product was created, Kraton continues to deliver innovations that change the way we live.

Kraton employs approximately 2,000 employees in more than 18 locations across four continents. Our global talent and diverse expertise enable us to deliver compelling, innovative solutions that make a positive difference for our customers, in our jobs and to the world.
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To be an admired Fortune 500 specialty chemical company delivering exceptional value to our shareholders, customers and employees.

Our vision sets the stage for us to continue redefining the specialty chemical industry, just as we did over 50 years ago when we invented SBC – and the SBC industry. Today, through our unique chemistry and commitment to R&D, we are addressing market needs from increasing demand for higher performance to solving health and environmental concerns. We are up to the challenge as we continue to deliver compelling, innovative solutions that differentiate our customers, increase value to our shareholders and enrich the lives of our employees – all of which are essential to our company’s growth.  Because at Kraton, we believe a win-win strategy is the right way to do business.

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Our Values

Safety. We value the health of our people and environment.
Integrity. We are compliant, respectful and ethical.
We value talent and passion.
Relationships. We listen, communicate and collaborate.
Creativity. We innovate in everything we do.
Ownership. We make it happen.