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January 03, 2019

Trinseo Plastics Grows its Support of Smart Home Applications

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced that its EMERGE™ Advanced Resins can be found in the Currant Smart Outlet, a smart home product manufactured by consumer electronics company Currant. With the smart outlet and a corresponding mobile app, consumers receive a breakdown of their power usage as well as personalized suggestions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to help them reduce energy consumption.

Trinseo has been supplying EMERGE™ Advanced Resins for the application during the prototype stage and now in production. The materials can be seen throughout the application ranging from the outer housing to internal components.

Trinseo’s EMERGE™ Advanced Resins are specialty compounds that use Trinseo’s proprietary CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins in their formulation. “This particular application shows the versatility of Trinseo’s CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins as a base material,” said Tony Kam, TS&D technical development specialist at Trinseo’s Tsing Yi facility in Hong Kong. “The materials have all been designed to meet the specifications of each part or component, including design and weight requirements, UL safety standards, and aesthetics.”

Currant selected Trinseo for several reasons including for the company’s sample stock program, its ability to provide technical service support from prototype to mass production, and its ability to coordinate support seamlessly between North America and Asia Pacific.

Another reason for Currant’s choice was Trinseo’s color matching capability, including its ability to achieve an ultra-bright white. Trinseo’s color lab in Hsinchu, Taiwan as well as its newest color capabilities in Mussolente, Italy – resulting from its acquisition of Italian Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) manufacturer API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A. (API) – truly distinguish the company in the marketplace.

About Currant

Currant makes smart home products that help people save energy. Coupling the latest technology with advanced AI capabilities, Currant makes it easy to view, analyze, and understand electricity usage, empowering consumers to change wasteful patterns without sacrificing comfort or convenience. CEO Hasty Granbery founded Currant in 2015 after he discovered that his toaster used more energy each day when it was idle than when it was making toast, and wanted a way to easily see how everything else in his house was affecting his energy bill. For more information visit


About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainability-focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers.

From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.

Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $4.8 billion in 2021. Discover more by visiting and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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