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Trinseo Focuses on its Next Generation Rubber Portfolio at Tire Technology Expo Debut

Company R&D leaders to present developments in rubber technology

Horgen, Switzerland - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, is participating at the Tire Technology Expo, Europe's leading international Tire Design and Tire Manufacturing Exhibition and Conference. This year marks the first time that Trinseo will exhibit its wide range of standard and advanced rubber solutions at the show.

During the Expo Trinseo will feature its developments in the next generation rubber portfolio, part of their advanced product mix, which helps customers achieve improved tire ratings and enhanced performance. This latest Trinseo innovation provides new solutions to address multiple key tire properties, principally rolling resistance, wet and dry grip, improved abrasion resistance, and good handling.

As one of the top technology leaders in synthetic rubber, the company’s R&D department is dedicated to continuously enhance its offering for the synthetic rubber markets by developing innovative new rubber technologies. Exhibition visitors will receive an update on Neodymium BR (Nd-BR), a high performance technology complementary to S-SBR that Trinseo is developing to address current market needs.

Two of Trinseo’s key R&D Leaders will also present recent findings in the development of functionalized synthetic rubber and high-cis polybutadiene rubber as part of the official conference program on Day 2.

Trinseo's Global Business Director of Synthetic Rubber, Samer Al Jabi, is excited to be part of Tire Technology Expo, “Today, one of the most important trends we see come out of customer collaboration, and the market in general, is the need for more sustainable products. Our development efforts are always in line with this market demand, especially in the field of sustainable transport. Tire Technology Expo is a great platform for us to showcase our R&D commitment to our customers. We are their partner in innovation who designs and develops rubber technology to help them upgrade their line of tires and address global trends and regulatory standards.”

To experience Trinseo’s broad range of rubber solutions and learn more about our development efforts, visit Trinseo at stand C523.

Trinseo’s presentation on the development of functionalized synthetic rubber for low rolling resistance tires will be delivered by Dr. Sven Thiele on Wednesday February 17, at 9:25 am.

Trinseo’s presentation on the development of high-cis polybutadiene rubber grades will be delivered by Dr. Malte Wohlfahrt on Wednesday February 17, at 11:45 am.

Access the complete conference program at: https://tiretechnology-expo.com/conf_overview.php.

About Trinseo

Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solution 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, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with 19 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,100 employees.

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