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Trinseo's Consumer Essential Markets Business (CEM) Offers Expertise in Plastics for Housings and Enclosures

BERWYN, Pa. - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, offers its expertise in plastics for Housings and Enclosures to meet the marketplace’s changing needs.

“Customers across all industries recognize that for housing and enclosure applications, plastics provide a true advantage,” said Martin Lindway, business manager of Trinseo’s Consumer Essential Markets (CEM) business in North America. “This includes the ability to reduce costs through light weighting and parts consolidation, the ability to introduce creative designs for aesthetics and product differentiation, and the ability to improve haptics.”

“Trinseo is able to leverage knowledge gained from the CEM industries of Consumer Electronics, Lighting, Electrical, and Medical Devices, including the need for fast development support and robust quality. The solutions in our portfolio have been validated, qualified and positioned successfully in markets and, to our customers, this will enable more efficient and effective material selection,” said Lindway.

Trinseo’s Housings portfolio includes polycarbonate-based compounds and blends with:

  • The strength of PC and the processing of ABS, e.g., EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7000 Advanced Resins
  • A range of flame retardancy and aesthetic options, e.g., EMERGE™ PC 8000 Advanced Resins
  • Advanced chemical resistance, e.g., EMERGE™ PC/PET 9000 Advanced Resins
  • Glass filled systems (0% to 40%) for increased stiffness, e.g., CALIBRE™ 5000 Polycarbonate Resins

Trinseo has proven experience addressing customer challenges ranging from the need for ultra-pure material to accommodate vivid colors, reinforcement to ensure structural integrity, chemical resistance to protect against cracking and crazing, UL ratings for regulatory compliance, and post-consumer recycled content to meet sustainability objectives. Whether powered or passive, housings and enclosures need to serve several functions. Not only must they protect what’s inside, they need to be durable, polished, and professional.

CEM is part of Trinseo’s Performance Plastics market-oriented unit that offers a range of engineered solutions using polycarbonate, ABS, and polystyrene. CEM has helped customers design housings and enclosures with plastics for decades utilizing its technical competencies and leveraging capability among its R&D centers worldwide.

Material samples are available for trial and testing through the Trinseo Production Sample Stock Program for Equipment Housings. Visit our Housings and Enclosures web page for further information.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber 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, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.8 billion in net sales with 2,700 employees globally in 2019. For more information, please visit:

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