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20-Year Partnership Reaps Success for Yildiz Polimer and Trinseo

With a record amount of LIGOS Binders sold in 2017, Trinseo and their Turkish latex binders partner are flying high

HORGEN, Switzerland - Friday, August 24, 2018

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, celebrated the successes of a 20-year partnership this month.

In 1998, Trinseo began working with Yildiz Polimer, a latex binders distribution company located in Gaziantep, Turkey. Founder Yasar Erturhan partnered with Trinseo to promote the use of binders in the Turkish carpet market, and over the last two decades the relationship has grown and seen real success.

“Without Yildiz, Trinseo would need to be based in Gaziantep to service the multitude of small customers in the area,” said Inas Soliman, Binders Account Manager, Turkey and Middle East. “Yasar helps us immensely by frequently joining us as a participant at DOMOTEX – the world’s leading trade fair for floor coverings – in Hannover.”

For Yildiz Polimer, it has led to the opening of a brand new factory this month, with new tanks and an increased storage area.

This relocation will not only mean that their site is closer to their customers in the Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone, meaning that they can provide local technical services, but that they can also customize, formulate, and produce compounds within their factory.

Both companies are celebrating a record year of LIGOSTM Binders distributed through Yildiz Polimer in 2017. The partnership continues to expand with Yildiz Polimer shortly beginning work with Trinseo’s Adhesives and Construction market.

About Gaziantep

Gaziantep is a region in South Eastern Turkey. Having recently experienced significant growth, the region has now become one of the world’s leading producers of machine woven carpets, representing over 90% of Turkish carpet production. There are approximately 250 carpet manufacturers in the region employing over 100,000 people.

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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