Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced that Trinseo will begin production of MAGNUM™ ABS Resin at its Zhangjiagang, China site in 2017.
The investment project, which began in 2015, is based on Trinseo’s proprietary process technology, which yields ABS of superior quality compared to competitive ABS resins produced in China today. MAGNUM™ ABS delivers greater product stability -- which can reduce costs for molding, compounding, extrusion, and thermoforming -- while offering superior aesthetics in the final product.
MAGNUM™ ABS is an ideal fit for automotive, buses/utility vehicles, appliances, electronics, consumer goods, furniture and sanitary applications, and building and construction applications where aesthetics are important.
“For end-use applications where looks matter, MAGNUM™ ABS will be an advantaged choice for customers in Asia who need to meet demanding customer aesthetics while keeping fabrication costs down,” said Francesca Reverberi, Business Director, Basic Plastics. “With MAGNUM™ ABS, customers in China and across Asia will be able to achieve production efficiencies and cost savings through greater product stability and color stability. This means peace of mind that customers will be able to deliver consistent color and finish, and superior end aesthetics every time.”
Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins (left side of photo) as compared to competitors’ emulsion ABS resins manufactured in China.
Trinseo’s continuous polymerization technology yields ABS of superior quality compared to competitive ABS resins produced in the region today.
“Production of Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS in Zhangjiagang reinforces the long-term commitment of Trinseo’s automotive business to have local production of its global products in all major regions, further supporting our global partnerships with major OEMs,” said Dagmar van Heur, Vice President, Performance Plastics.
MAGNUM™ ABS offers a number of properties valued by molders and compounders in China and across Asia, including:
Together, these properties will enable molders and compounders to consistently deliver a high quality part at a lower cost, due to:
Learn more about MAGNUM™ ABS at http://www.trinseo.com/Products/Plastics/Products/MAGNUM-ABS.
Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.7 billion in net sales in 2016, with 15 manufacturing sites around the world, and nearly 2,200 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.
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