Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart and sustainably 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 building and construction, consumer goods, medical and mobility.
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 $5.0 billion in 2022. Discover more by visiting www.trinseo.com and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.
APILON™ 52 ECO & BIO TPU Compounds
Trinseo’s portfolio of sustainable TPU for fashion & footwear applications includes recycled-content containing (APILON™ 52 ECO) and biobased (APILON™ 52 BIO). These urethane-based thermoplastics (TPE-U or TPU) containing raw materials that are either recycled, either from renewable sources, and offering the same performance as traditional fossil-based TPUs. The grades are developed to provide a lower environmental footprint and similar performance compared to their fossil counterpats.
The family of APILON™ 52 ECO and BIO solutions includes soft and rigid grades (ester, ether, esterether-based) suitable for footwear and fashion applications:
- Fashion accessories
- Clogs & Flippers
- Extruded textiles
The APILON™ 52 ECO and BIO are suitable for injection molding, extrusion, coagulation, and calendaring.
MEGOL™ ECO & BIO TPS Compounds
Trinseo’s portfolio of sustainable TPE includes the recycled-content containing MEGOL™ ECO, a TPS suitable for various consumer goods applications, from footwear to appliances. Developed to offer the ideal combination between the elasticity and look and feel of rubber with the excellent soft-touch properties, and low processing costs of thermoplastics.
Our MEGOL™ ECO TPS is designed to meet the same high standards, with a smaller environmental footprint (24% drop in Global Warming Potential for products with 30% recycled content) – low emissions, soft touch, UV and scratch resistance, a large processing window and very durable performance when compared to its fossil counterpart.
ALTUGLAS™ R-Life PMMA resins
ALTUGLAS™ R-Life is a range of sustainable solutions made from a chemical recycling process. Recently developed, acrylic resins are produced with a minimum of 50 percent of recycled Methyl Methacrylate (rMMA) monomer.
ALTUGLAS™ R-Life Resins enable a 26% reduction in Global Warming Potential and provide comparable performance to its all-prime counterparts:
- Optical quality (high light-transmittance)
- Highest clarity, colorless: best solution for thick wall applications
- High weathering and UV resistance (no need of coating)
- Low weight (50% lighter than glass)
- Easy to process (injection molding, extrusion)
- The product has the potential to be recycled multiple times
Trinseo’s recycled-containing PMMA resins are especially suited for applications in consumer goods, household appliances, or lighting.