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September 06, 2019

Trinseo to Highlight MAGNUM™ ABS at SPE Thermoforming 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), 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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