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The Ideal ABS Materials for High-end Product Appearances

For decades, MAGNUM™ ABS Resins from Trinseo have helped designers and fabricators differentiate their products and provide end-user satisfaction.

Hong Kong - Friday, October 20, 2017

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, manufactures MAGNUM™ ABS Resins that are preferred by cross-industry designers in the appliances, medical, consumer goods, and electronics industries.

Product designers and manufacturers are taking tremendous efforts in designing products that stands out from what competitors offer, and material selection has become one of the important factors in safeguarding product quality, durability, and appearance.

Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins are manufactured by mass polymerization technology (mass ABS). Unlike emulsion polymerization, mass polymerization is a continuous process which makes the ABS resins more advanced, enabling significant benefits to both injection molding and profile and sheet extrusion applications.

The advantages of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins include: excellent color stability, whiter base color, purer and cleaner, excellent lot-to-lot consistency, excellent thermal stability, less time to pre-dry, wider processing window,  excellent impact resistance, low gel level and low VOC.

How MAGNUM™ ABS Resins can improve product appearance

Using MAGNUM™ ABS Resins has proven to provide significant cost savings on coloring while increasing efficiency, yielding richer colors, and enabling a wider range of appearance options – especially for light and bright colors.

Benefiting from the mass polymerization process, MAGNUM™ ABS Resins are ideal for coloring via color masterbatch because they are by default available in their natural form. Their consistent whiter base color is especially critical to enable successful coloring.

In addition, MAGNUM™ ABS Resins have excellent thermal stability. Unlike typical emulsion ABS resins, MAGNUM™ ABS Resins have been processed successfully at temperatures above 280°C.  Excellent thermal stability means less color shift , which is essential in ensuring end product quality, and the prolonged aesthetic is crucial in safeguarding our customers’ brands.

As the ABS resin is manufactured using continuous polymerization technology, Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins can readily achieve the desired gloss levels through processing parameters such as mold temperature, polymer temperature, and injection molding speed. Low gel level is another feature of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins, which is essential in producing smooth surfaces for an excellent product appearance.

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About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.0 billion in net sales in 2020, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,600 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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