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Trinseo Opens New Application Development Center for Latex Binders

Innovation and Sustainable Solutions are Key Priorities for the Business

BERWYN, Pa, USA - Friday, April 23, 2021

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, opened its new Application Development Center (ADC) in Rheinmunster, Germany to support its Latex Binders business.

“The Application Development Center is a world class resource to drive innovation in LIGOS™ binders solutions,” said Andre Hugentobler, Global Technology & Innovation Director for Trinseo’s Latex Binders business. “When we designed it, our goal was to create an environment that would be conducive to the closest of collaboration with our customers and industry partners. We wanted to have state-of-the-art application testing and simulation capabilities installed and build a pool of application experts to run application programs effectively to support our innovation projects.

“The Application Development Center, coupled with our centralized synthesis R&D located at the same place, creates a technology and innovation powerhouse allowing us and our customers to jointly create winning solutions addressing both current and future market needs,” Hugentobler said.

The ADC is devoted to technology and innovation and includes four laboratories focused on innovation in the areas Trinseo supports: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE); Paper & Board; Textile & Carpet. The facility is co-located with one of Trinseo’s latex binders manufacturing plants, which produces materials for CASE and specialty paper and board applications.

The ADC is Trinseo’s first major expansion at Rheinmunster, a site acquired from The Dow Chemical Company in October 2019. It was built in this location to allow technology developed on site to move quickly into full-scale production and to be able to tap into manufacturing expertise.

As a supplier of latex binders for over 70 years, Trinseo is a leader in providing custom material solutions.  As the demand for sustainable materials grow, the ADC will play an increasingly important role in accelerating innovation through shared learning with R&D facilities in Midland, Michigan and Dalton, Georgia in the United States and Shanghai, China in Asia Pacific.

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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