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Styron Introduces Customized Materials Solution for LED Applications Offering UV Protection, Tint and Opalescence Modification

Düsseldorf, Germany - Friday, October 29, 2010

Styron today announced the launch of a new customized material solution for durable LED (Light Emitting Diode) applications. Opalescent and tinted versions of CALIBRETM 301-58LT tailored to customer needs are now available. In addition, UV protection can be provided on request depending on the requirements of the end-application.

High Performance Lighting Resin

Styron's innovative CALIBRE™ 301-58 LT resin combines high light transmission comparable to acrylics with high melt flow, making it an ideal solution for LED lighting applications. The resin's high melt flow and excellent processing characteristics enable extra thin luminaire designs, providing product designers with a wider spectrum of design options to help shape the future of LED luminaires and lighting.

Now Available in Customized Versions

In order to provide even more design flexibility to luminaire designers and manufacturers, Styron now offers CALIBRE™ 301-58 LT in customized versions with opalescence or tints like water white, a requirement for many modern luminaire designs. In addition, UV protection can be provided on request depending on the requirements of the end-application.

Opalescence for Open Space Lighting

Because of its focused light source, the LED is not traditionally seen as a viable solution for open space lighting where a diffused, soft light is generally preferred. With its optional opalescent tint, CALIBRETM 301-58 LT can overcome this challenge helping to manage light transmission levels. The opalescent tint opens up the potential large area, energy efficient light sources for places such as offices or factory warehouses.

"LED's have the potential to become the mainstream solution for a wide range of sustainable lighting applications and our latest innovation is specifically designed for the LED lighting industry" says Tsuyoshi Okii, Global Marketing Manager for Electrical & Lighting at Styron. "With the customization of CALIBRETM 301-58 LT, Styron now provides a materials solution for both focused and diffused lighting applications."

For a complete overview of Styron's solutions for lighting applications, please check our website: http://www.trinseo.com/eu/en/industries/electrical/lighting.htm.

About Styron

Styron is a leading global materials company, dedicated to innovate and deliver for its customers. Styron's unique and balanced product portfolio brings together plastics, rubber and latex businesses that share feedstocks, operations, customers and end users. Styron has a leadership position in its two flagship products, polystyrene and latex. The company benefits from global scale, a long-standing tradition of unrivaled customer relationships and a robust innovation pipeline. Styron has approximately $5 billion in revenue (2010), with 20 manufacturing sites in all geographies. Styron's 2,100 employees are committed to listen to customers' needs and provide them with innovative and sustainable solutions in markets such as appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. More information about Styron can be found at www.styron.com.

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