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Trinseo to Exhibit and Present at Asia Vehicle Interior Design and Technology Summit 2018

Company expert to present on how to enable TPEs with exceptional overmolding adhesion to rigid substrates

HONG KONG - Friday, August 24, 2018

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will exhibit and conduct a presentation at Asia Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Summit 2018 (the Summit) in Shanghai, China from September 3-4, 2018.

Trinseo will display innovative products such as ABS, TPE, and PC/ABS, among others. Exhibits include parts made using Trinseo automotive resins. Marco Girardello, business unit manager, TPE solutions - automotive & engineering, will deliver a presentation entitled “Enabling Soft-touch TPEs with Exceptional Overmolding Adhesion to Rigid Substrates.”

Girardello’s presentation (in English with simultaneous translation in Putonghua) will be:

Date: Monday, September 3, 2018
Time: 16:50-17:20 hours
Topic: Enabling Soft-touch TPEs with Exceptional Overmolding Adhesion to Rigid Substrates

In 2016, the Ministry of Environment Protection of China officially introduced the "Evaluation Guidelines for Air Quality in Passenger Vehicles," which specifically outlines clear restrictions for harmful substances affecting in-car air quality, such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene as well as timetable for automotive manufacturers to follow the new standards. Beginning in 2017, all newly manufactured vehicles must conform to these standards, and by 2018, all vehicles must meet them without any compromise.

The Summit is held aiming at providing a business gathering and platform for all industry professionals to be well informed of the latest regulations, new technology breakthroughs, innovate design concepts, eco-friendly interior materials developments, etc. It will bring together industry professionals from car manufacturers and design companies, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, electronics specialists, in-car entertainment companies, interior safety experts, materials companies, and anyone involved in the future of automotive and passenger vehicle interiors.

Trinseo is a leading global partner in the automotive industry. The Company’s plastics are optimized for lightweight construction, enabling low VOC levels, best-in-class scratch and heat resistance, durability, design flexibility, haptics and high-end aesthetics. Car manufacturers and suppliers trust Trinseo’s broad variety of innovative materials for a functional and aesthetic interior experience as well as exterior applications.

With the acquisition of API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A. in 2017, Trinseo has become a one-stop partner for both rigid- and soft-touch polymers and also enhanced its technical expertise to support development and manufacturing of future-oriented automotive applications.

Visit Trinseo’s experts from various locations at:

Asia Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Summit 2018
Monday to Tuesday, September 3-4, 2018
08:30 – 17:30 hours

Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
1433 Minsheng Road
Pudong New Area
Shanghai 200135

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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