+1-855-874-6736 | CIG@trinseo.com
United States & Canada | Global Directory »

Editorial Information

Trinseo’s Consumer Essential Markets Medical Devices Business Supports Fetal Monitor Wearable Device with Advanced Plastic

BERWYN, Pa. - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trinseo (TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, has been selected to supply its performance plastics to Mo Fe Ma, a startup company based in Poland. Trinseo’s EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advanced Resins can now be found in the ZuzaMED device. This  innovative, small and portable fetal monitor rests on the maternal body of expectant mothers to monitor the health condition of the fetus as it develops. It is worn across the belly and can be used without any restriction to length of time.

Trinseo’s EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advanced Resins are widely used and accepted in the medical device industry and meet the technical requirements of the application including:

  • Biocompatibility for extended skin contact
  • Low density for light weighting
  • UL 94 flame retardancy to provide for the user’s safety

EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advanced Resins are   also durable to withstand movement and jarring, resists dirt and grime, and is able to be cleaned with a 40% alcohol solution.

ZuzaMED is the first product offered by Mo Fe Ma. It is considered by Poland officials to be of major importance for soon-to-be moms and their children. It can be seen and purchased at www.zuzamed.pl.

VELOX, a distributor of Trinseo medical resins in Europe that partners with Trinseo’s Consumer Essential Markets (CEM) Medical Devices business, successfully positioned Trinseo’s EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advanced Resins for Mo Fe Ma’s fetal monitor application. The material was specified because of its unique ABS component. Produced using Trinseo’s proprietary mass polymerization technology (vs. an emulsion process), Trinseo’s ABS results in exceptionally white base resin, which was essential for the application requiring the base color with as little yellowing as possible for ease of coloring.

Trinseo’s CEM business continues to pursue its strategy of targeting startup companies.  These are the organizations that have a tendency to value the personalized service and custom solutions that CEM offers.

About Trinseo

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.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release may include, without limitation, forecasts of growth, revenues, business activity, acquisitions, financings and other matters that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. As a result of the foregoing considerations, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Editorial Information