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Trinseo to Showcase a Sustainable Future for Latex Binders at DOMOTEX 2020

BERWYN, Pa. - Thursday, January 9, 2020

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will present a more sustainable future for latex binders in carpet and flooring applications at DOMOTEX 2020, the leading trade fair for floor coverings.

"We strongly believe in the potential for circularity in latex binders used in carpet and flooring applications,” said Rainer Knappich, Global Business Director Latex Binders Paper, Board and Textile. “We are committed to sharing our expertise in latex binders design with the entire value chain to help develop the necessary infrastructure and technologies to produce a more recyclable material. This is exactly our approach to polystyrene recycling, with which we have made considerable progress in the past few months.”

Trinseo already designs its latex binders solutions with sustainability as a primary focus. The Company’s ENVERSA™ Cushion Technology foam latex system, used widely in the production of non-attached underlay pads, contains no heavy metals, sulfur, or nitrosamines, therefore significantly minimizing volatile organic compound (VOC) levels. In addition, Trinseo’s pioneering 2-in-1 system for carpet tiles contributes towards the recyclability of carpets, enabling production of an environmentally efficient, filler-free and recyclable carpet backing system. This enables end-of-life carpets to go through the energy to waste process through incineration.

Since 2011, Trinseo has reduced total waste by 36% and slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 48%, as part of an ongoing sustainability program. Many of Trinseo’s latex binders grades are currently created with renewable ingredients while the search for even more bio-based feedstocks continues.

DOMOTEX will take place January 10-13, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Trinseo will exhibit in Hall 11 at Booth B69. View our DOMOTEX 2020 newsletter to learn how Trinseo is "Rethinking Binders."

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 $3.8 billion in net sales in 2019, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,700 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.

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