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Trinseo Partners with Grolman Group to Distribute Styrene Acrylate Latex Binders in Europe for the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers Market

Company selects Grolman as preferred distributor of Trinseo’s Styrene Acrylate LIGOS™ Binders in select European Countries weeks before the European Coatings Show

HORGEN, Switzerland - Monday, March 11, 2019

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced effective March 1, 2019 that Grolman Group will start a partnership in the marketing and distribution of Trinseo’s Styrene-Acrylic (SA) LIGOS™ Binders in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Benelux region used in the paints, coatings, and construction market.

"Trinseo has been developing Styrene-Acrylic technology for many years, and we have demonstrated consistent levels of strong performance and quality with them,” said André Hugentobler, Global Industry Development Leader Adhesives & Construction Binders. "Having a trusted distributor partnership with Grolman Group in strategic European countries speaks to the value Trinseo’s SA LIGOS™ Binders brings to the construction and coatings market.”

This announcement comes weeks before Trinseo appears at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany from March 19-21, 2019. Meet Trinseo there in Hall 4 stand 4-313.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $4.6 billion in net sales in 2018, with 16 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,500 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.

About Grolman Group

The Grolman Group operates an international specialty ingredients distribution business. It is composed of individual sales offices based in all European countries, Turkey and Maghreb, each supported by technically trained sales staff, customer service teams and local warehousing. The Grolman Group, run by the fifth generation of the Grolman family, has been privately owned since it was established in 1855. The key to its success has been the dedication and commitment to building an efficient customer-focused organization where customers’ needs are an essential driving force.

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