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Trinseo Bioplastic Experts to Participate in Single-Serve Capsules Conference in Vienna, Austria

New APINAT BIO bioplastic grades are based on 60 to 90 percent renewable resources

BERWYN, Pa. - Monday, September 3, 2018

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will participate in the Single-Serve Capsules Conference held in Vienna, Austria, from September 5-6, 2018. At the event, Trinseo’s bioplastic experts will showcase the recently launched new material grades of APINATTM BIO.

The conference will bring together speakers from the entire value chain to talk about and evaluate trends, challenges, and opportunities in the market for single-serve capsules. With a growing number of capsules in landfills, the global industry is under mounting pressure from consumers and environmentalists – a topic which will be addressed during the event.

“In 2016, the industry produced more than 35 billion non-recyclable plastic coffee capsules,” said Aldo Zanetti, Business Unit Manager TPE Solutions. “Experts anticipate this number to rise by the year 2020. Offering biodegradable single-serve capsules is one of our top priorities.”

At the exhibition booth, Trinseo will be presenting new grades of biodegradable and compostable bioplastic materials for single-serve coffee capsules. APINATTM BIO is composed of 60 to 90 percent renewable resources, thereby complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and EU food contact regulations.

Trinseo’s first biodegradable thermoplastic materials for coffee capsules were launched in 2015 at the manufacturing site in Mussolente, Italy. Since then, the Company has further improved the thermal resistance of the material.

“We very much welcome this event in Vienna. It is a unique opportunity to talk to important industry players and discuss the industry’s latest trends and challenges,” said Marco Meneghetti, R&D Leader TPE Solutions. “By participating in this event, we are demonstrating our commitment to the consumers' growing desire for eco-friendly material.”

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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