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Trinseo to Highlight MAGNUM™ ABS at SPE Thermoforming 2019

Benefits of mass polymerization vs. emulsion will be discussed at Milwaukee Conference

BERWYN, Pa. - Friday, September 6, 2019
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will highlight its MAGNUM™ ABS Resins at the 2019 SPE Thermoforming Conference hosted at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, September 9-11. Trinseo’s ABS is distinct in the market because of its proprietary mass polymerization process. The company will highlight its extrusion grades, including those in high demand in Europe, especially for edgebanding applications where Trinseo has significant market share.

In addition to exhibiting (Booth 303), Trinseo was selected to present at the conference. Jon Baldwin, Technical Service & Development Engineer, will share the advantages of a mass polymerization process in “Selecting an ABS resin to achieve greater performance and satisfaction in thermoforming.” Baldwin drives product and new application qualification, specifically for MAGNUM™ ABS Resins and compounds. 

Whereas the emulsion polymerization process is a batch process that typically results in significantly more lot-to-lot variation, MAGNUM™’s mass polymerization process is a continuous process that produces consistent product. The unique advantages of this method are an exceptionally white base color, low gel levels, and low residual Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

These properties are especially attractive to extruders and thermoformers. Not only is a natural whiteness necessary to minimize pigment cost but an extruded material that goes through the secondary process of thermoforming requires an exceptionally smooth surface. The thermoforming process creates thinner walls, allowing any imperfections to be visible. The low gel levels of MAGNUM™ ABS prevent this, resulting in high-quality aesthetics. 

Trinseo produces MAGNUM™ ABS Resins in Midland, Michigan; Terneuzen, The Netherlands; and Zhangjiagang, China. MAGNUM™ has been a preferred choice of manufacturers and processors for decades. The material can be found in applications ranging from home appliances to consumer goods to sheet for building and construction products. The company is a key supplier to many of the major manufacturers of furniture edgebands in Europe and is used by most of the major automotive OEMs worldwide. 

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders 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, and building and construction. Trinseo had approximately $4.8 billion in net sales in 2021 and has 26 manufacturing sites and one recycling facility around the world and approximately 3,100 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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