Trinseo's CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins offer a distinctive combination of properties for applications in markets including lighting, medical, consumer electronics, automotive, and more. They offer an excellent blend of clarity, heat resistance, and impact resistance. CALIBRE™ PCs are available in a variety of melt flows and tints, and can be modified with additives to enhance specific performance attributes including ignition resistance, UV stability, stiffness, light transmission, color, and mold release.
Our proprietary production process gives the material very high ductility and toughness over a wide temperature range and makes the material ideal for custom compounding and high-performance applications.
Trinseo’s high performance polycarbonate compounds are offered as EMERGE™ Advanced Resins. Trinseo's EMERGE™ Advanced Resins provide an overall outstanding toughness and impact strength, and can be applied worldwide. Particularly for housings, EMERGE™ polycarbonates deliver a unique combination of advanced properties meeting even the most critical needs.
Consumer electronics can also benefit from our well-balanced EMERGE™ grades, which combine PC's excellent processability with ABS, PET, or colorants. EMERGE™ Advanced Resin blends and compounds can be designed for special requirements of lighting and electrical, consumer electronics and home appliances, and more.
Another specialized polycarbonate product is CALIBRE™ MEGARAD™ Polycarbonate Resins. They were developed specifically for the medical devices industry, where gamma or electron-beam irradiation is needed. For decades, our patented color-compensation technology has significantly improved color recovery following irradiation.
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Trinseo also offers glass-reinforced CALIBRE™ polycarbonate grades for interior and exterior automotive applications. These materials have been approved to global OEM standards and provide key properties such as high transparency, ductility, toughness, and UV stability. High-flow grades are optimized for thin-wall design applications.
TRINSEO CELEX™ Polycarbonate Resins are available in Asia Pacific and provide a high light reflective rate, good UV resistance, and excellent heat resistance for lighting and electrical applications. Processable with different transformation technologies, they are the material of choice where various levels of diffusion, transmission, and impact are required.
Explore detailed information about our range of polycarbonate and polycarbonate-based products below.
Trinseo’s Recycling Solutions of Thermoplastics
As a specialty materials and sustainable solutions provider, Trinseo is equipped with plastic waste collection and recycling capabilities on thermoplastics. Recycling is conducted in-house at our Utrecht recycling site in the Netherlands or partnering recycling sites in Europe and around the world. Trinseo’s technical experts partner with clients to produce recycled materials based on their specifications in accordance with industry standards. The end-results are circular raw materials of the highest grade suitable for top-end products. Besides recycling of plastics, Trinseo also produces and distributes granulates and (semi-finished) products based on its collected and recycled plastic waste. We are at your service to prolong the life cycle of plastics with the ambition to drive towards a more circular economy. Learn more about how Trinseo’s recycling solutions can help create innovative, sustainable solutions.