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Schkopau Solutions Elastomer Plant Reaches New Record in S-SBR Volume Production

BERWYN, Pa. - Thursday, May 11, 2017

In Q1 2017, the Schkopau Solution Elastomer Plant reached a noteworthy total production volume of one million metric tons of S-SBR since single train production began in 2000. Production has increased greatly in the last four years.

This milestone achievement is driven directly by customer demand which in turn is fueled by sustainability trends around the world. As COemissions regulations and tire labeling requirements continue to expand globally, there is a strong incentive for the automotive industry to adopt energy efficient tires. At the same time, consumers around the world are becoming more aware of how their choice of tires affects the fuel efficiency of their cars. This consumer focus is driving energy efficient tires as one of the most important trends in sustainability globally. Trinseo’s S-SBR synthetic rubber enables customers to act upon these global sustainability trends.

Another key contributory factor to achieving the million ton milestone is Trinseo’s continuous focus on technology improvement and the steady increase of production process stability and reliability on all sides.

“I am proud to be part of the Schkopau Solution Elastomers crew and all credit goes to the team. There has been a tremendous cross-functional collaboration between operations, maintenance, supply chain management, R&D and tech center, and it’s this commitment to collaboration and full support of Trinseo top management which has brought us to the landmark million,” said Ralf Schneider, production leader for S-SBR / Li-BR, synthetic rubber. 

Samer Al Jabi, global business director, synthetic rubber added, “I would like to congratulate the entire Schkopau team—you’ve achieved ambitious production targets without compromising on the highest possible safety standards. The level of hard work put in by so many people to reach this milestone is remarkable.  The next million tons will be here before you know it, so keep up the great work and the continued focus on delivering each and every pound of synthetic rubber safely.’’

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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.

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