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August 04, 2021

Trinseo Latex Binders Receives Mass Balance Certification

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders, received International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its mass balance processes at its Rheinmunster, Germany plant.

The processes track sustainable feedstocks used in styrene butadiene (SB) and styrene acrylic (SA) latex production. Certification to the specific requirements of the mass balance protocol allows Trinseo to provide customers with Sustainability Declarations to validate sustainable content claims.

"As a provider of premium latex binders, one of Trinseo's objectives is to help our customers achieve their sustainability objectives through the material solutions we provide and the applications we support," said James Ni, Senior Vice President Latex Binders. "Adhering to a mass balance approach allows us to trace sustainable content throughout the value chain and provide our customers with confidence that materials received from Trinseo are in fact sustainable."

The mass balance approach has become the recognized standard for tracking inputs and outputs when mixing sustainable and non-sustainable materials in a production process. It is a chain of custody method to track sustainably advantaged materials through complex value chains to measure sustainable content in finished goods. It is a methodology applicable to and widely used by many industries.

For Trinseo's latex binders business, the certification supports its goal to be a premier supplier of sustainable solutions for coatings, sealants, adhesives, and elastomers (CASE) and specialty paper, paperboard, and textiles. Rheinmunster joins four other Trinseo facilities and product families in achieving certification. Others include polystyrene at Tessenderlo, Belgium; polycarbonate at Stade, Germany; synthetic rubber at Schkopau, Germany; and ethylbenzene styrene monomer at Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

Mass balance is an important way for Trinseo to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable product development as highlighted in Trinseo’s 11th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility report released earlier this month.


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 $3.0 billion in net sales in 2020. With the May 2021 acquisition of the PMMA business, the Company has 24 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 3,500 employees. For more information, please visit:

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