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April 22, 2021

Trinseo Opens New Application Development Center for Latex Binders

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), 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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