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Trinseo Introduces Thermoplastic Elastomers for Medical Devices at MDM West and Pharmapack

Company’s expanded portfolio now includes rigid and soft touch plastics

BERWYN, Pa. - Monday, February 4, 2019

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will introduce its portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for medical devices at two major industry shows: MD&M West in Anaheim, Calif. from February 5-7 at Booth 1986 and Pharmapack EU in Paris from February 6-7 at Booth D94. This portfolio of TPEs complements Trinseo’s traditional rigid plastics offering, making Trinseo a one-stop-shop for both hard and soft plastics.

Trinseo has supported the medical devices market for nearly three decades and is known for superior product quality, outstanding consistency, and a focus on customer compliancy requirements. The expanded portfolio enhances Trinseo’s offering with soft touch materials and overlays that are often needed with hard plastics.

TPEs can serve as a vinyl substitute. With their elastomeric composition, TPEs can allow better handling of medical devices and potentially increase performance, functionality, usability, and aesthetics, while helping to improve patient care and contribute to patient safety.

“We've brought together a very high quality portfolio of rigid plastics with TPEs that have been specifically formulated for the medical devices sector,” said Aldo Zanetti, business unit manager TPE Solutions - Medical & Packaging for Trinseo. “This move helps us meet the needs of medical customers, particularly as the industry addresses trends in health care that require medical devices and equipment that are more patient friendly and service provider friendly.”

Trinseo offers two styrenic block copolymers (TPSs) to the medical devices industry under the brands MEGOL™ and RAPLAN™. Materials are biocompatibility tested and available with full biocompatibility (MED) and limited testing approved for skin contact (SK), providing customers with the most economical material option, since not all medical devices require full biocompatibility.

Trinseo’s rigid plastics for medical devices include:

Trinseo supports medical devices customers with material solutions for Single and Multiple Use Devices, Equipment Housings, Drug Delivery Systems, and Medical Wearables. As the medical industry continues to evolve and bring life-enhancing devices to market, global medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on Trinseo to respond with materials developed to meet their needs. The company adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and holds an ISO 13485 certification.

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: www.trinseo.com.

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