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Trinseo to Build New S-SBR Pilot Plant

Pilot Plant to Offer Faster Innovation and Growth in Performance Tire Market

HORGEN, Switzerland - Thursday, October 13, 2016

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE). The global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced today its plans for a new S-SBR (Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber) pilot plant in Schkopau, Germany for the Company’s Synthetic Rubber Business. The S-SBR pilot plant will allow for more efficient use of Trinseo’s production facilities and help speed up innovation in the Performance Tires market. The pilot plant will begin operation in Q4 2017.

Trinseo’s new S-SBR pilot plant will quicken the development process from lab sample to commercialization. The pilot plant will also deliver sufficient quantities of new S-SBR formulations required for real-life tire testing. This speedy evaluation of both process and product parameters meets customer needs for reducing product validation time. As a result, the faster testing process accelerates the time to market for new performance tire innovations.

“The pilot plant demonstrates our long-standing commitment to and collaboration with our customers and is consistent with Trinseo’s strategy to grow our Performance Materials businesses,” said Hayati Yarkadas, Senior Vice President and Business President, Performance Materials.

“This strategic investment will allow us to be more agile and flexible than ever before in our ability to turn around S-SBR product testing,” said Samer Al Jabi, Global Business Director for Synthetic Rubber. “The pilot plant will be a valuable technology capability, enabling us to bring S-SBR materials to our customers more efficiently and help performance tire makers meet new market trends.”

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainability-focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers.

From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.

Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $4.8 billion in 2021. Discover more by visiting www.trinseo.com and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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