Kraton Performance Polymers, a manufacturer of styrene-based thermoplastic elastomers (polymers), is one of the first new users of the Every Angle SAP add-on in 2011. Kraton visited the SAP Sapphire Event in Orlando and got so interested in the Every Angle solution, it asked for a live demo.
In early 2010, the SAP competency center at Kraton went to SAP Sapphire Orlando in search of a reporting and analytics tool that would allow users to create their own ‘reports’ without having to engage IT. “When they observed the Every Angle booth signage that said ‘Fully Functional on Your SAP in 3 days’, their initial response was disbelief”, said Mark Knowles, VP Sales and Marketing at Every Angle US. “Intrigued, they decided to learn more. Before the day was over, 8 or more Kraton people had crowded into the Every Angle booth to see this new and exciting technology.”
Expanding Every Angle at Kraton to be expected
Several weeks later, Every Angle conducted an on-site demo at the Kraton headquarters in Houston Texas. From here, a two month pilot was commenced. Training was conducted in Houston, twice, and at their production facility in Belpre Ohio USA. Overall, Kraton has 5 manufacturing facilities around the world and may expand their Every Angle usage to these plants. Kraton has played a historically significant role in the development of styrene-based thermoplastic elastomers. These polymers have been used in footwear, roads and roofing, soft-touch plastics in consumer goods (cases and covers for hand held devices). In 2001 Shell divested and Kraton was formed.
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