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Trinseo Showcases a Diverse Range of Material Solutions at Fakuma

Building on global trends

Horgen, Switzerland - Monday, October 12, 2015

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, is participating at Fakuma, the second largest international trade fair for plastics,  October 13- 17, in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This is the first year the company will be exhibiting as Trinseo (previously Styron), highlighting its role in a wide range of plastics application areas.

During the show, Trinseo will underscore its engineering capabilities in the industries it supports, demonstrating how its product development is aligned with global trends such as lightweighting, energy efficiency, safety and cost reduction. Trinseo’s presence at Fakuma will feature success stories from its market-serving solutions emphasizing the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are most meaningful to its customers.

In addition to exhibiting, Trinseo’s Wassim Berrak, sales manager, Consumer Essential Markets, and Mike Hale, development leader, Research & Development will present the company’s progress in the development of chemical resistant polycarbonate grades for medical applications.

Trinseo’s line of products demonstrates a profound understanding of the specific needs of each of the markets it serves and how the company works to meet these needs through creativity and innovation.  Following are highlights of each industry sector:

  • Medical: an advanced line of products offering material solutions for single and multiple use devices and equipment housings including chemical resistant grades that withstand aggressive cleaning and disinfection as well as color-stabilized polycarbonate to mitigate the effects of radiation sterilization.
  • Lighting: a diverse portfolio of industry leading materials that meet the stringent requirements for various components of LED lighting fixtures, including lenses, optics, globes, reflectors and housings. Included is Trinseo’s newest transparent polycarbonate which is UL certified V0 at 1.0 mm.
  • Electrical: a broad portfolio offers excellent insulation and electrical properties to meet the challenges of multiple applications with properties such as ignition and heat distortion resistance, UV stability and toughness. Applications areas include: Utility Smart Meters, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, and general Electrical Equipment.
  • Consumer Electronics: a comprehensive portfolio of grades that offers excellent processability for design flexibility, premium aesthetics and enhanced electrical properties for applications such as Consumer Device Parts and Enclosures, Accessories, Information Technology Equipment (ITE), and Ignition-Resistant PC Films . Included are consumer-focused recycled grades.
  • Automotive: a new line of ENLITE™ structural polymers, which enables lightweight technologies needed to answer market demands for fuel- and cost-efficiency. This advanced portfolio, including ENLITE™ Long Glass Fiber Polypropylene (PP LGF) and ENLITE™ Glass Fiber (GF) Alloys, is the result of targeted research and development in structural polymers for lift-gates, front-end carriers, door modules and other semi-structural vehicle applications.
  • Food Packaging: a mix of optimized technologies and products designed to address high consumer expectations for food quality and safety as well as the need for convenience, product visibility and packaging options. Polystyrene resins, including STYRON™ C-TECH and STYRON A-TECH™ 1200, offer high processing speeds and optimal thermoforming properties to provide cost savings through product substitution, weight reductions and increased blending opportunities.
  • Home Appliances: a broad portfolio of plastics with great performance that enable manufacturers to make appliances that are more robust, more cost-efficient and more in-line with market needs. Solutions such as STYRON A-TECH™ 1175 offer customers superior rigidity and design flexibility while still maintaining the ability to be downgauged, helping to meet rising industry challenges of reducing costs, improving sustainability and meeting changing consumer preferences.
  • Building and Construction: polystyrene solutions that help customers develop high-quality, energy efficient insulation products that will meet tomorrow’s requirements. Polystyrene Resins for XPS insulation boards offer an unprecedented combination of processability and application performance in insulation boards.
  • Sheet and Profile Extrusion:   Our materials range from standard to tailored high quality solutions. Whether an application needs to balance clarity, stiffness and toughness for dairy packaging, light diffusion with transparency for LED signage, biocompatibility for medical packaging, custom tints for appliances, or ignition resistance for consumer electronics, Trinseo has the right product and expertise to satisfy your demands.

To experience Trinseo’s broad range of material solutions and learn more about our development efforts at this year’s show, visit us at stand B5-5206.

Trinseo’s presentation on chemical resistant polycarbonate grades for medical applications will be delivered by Wassim Berrak and Mike Hale on Wednesday October 14, at 1:20 pm in the Foyer-East (FO-01). Access the complete conference program at: https://www.fakuma-messe.de/fileadmin/content/fakuma/downloads/besucher/en/Fakuma_2015_Forum-Program.pdf.

About Trinseo

Trinseo is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Trinseo’s technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Trinseo had approximately $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with 19 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,100 employees. More information can be found on Trinseo’s website. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo completed its renaming process in the first quarter of 2015.

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