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Omya to Distribute Trinseo Automotive Styrenic Resins in North America

Trinseo’s Magnum ABS resins are produced using continuous mass polymerization manufacturing technology, reportedly resulting in superior properties compared with emulsion ABS.

February 21, 2023

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Trinseo has inked a distribution agreement with Omya, a global producer of industrial minerals and distributor of specialty chemicals. Under the terms of the agreement, Omya has started providing acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate (PC)/ABS resins to Trinseo automotive and mobility customers in North America, effective Feb. 1, 2023. The materials are offered under Trinseo’s Magnum ABS and Pulse PC/ABS brands.

Trinseo’s Magnum ABS resins are differentiated in the marketplace by continuous mass polymerization manufacturing technology. ABS produced with this technology is superior to emulsion ABS, since the continuous process results in a more consistent, stable, and reliable product, said the company. In addition, mass polymerization technology produces resins with a consistent white base color, resulting in a cost-efficient resin for self-coloring because less pigment is required.

Trinseo’s Pulse PC/ABS resins provide a mix of mechanical, thermal, and rheological properties suited for high-performance auto interior and exterior applications. They are approved for many premium OEM specifications and provide strong technical features, such as low density, low emissions, and high impact strength.

Trinseo sells specialty materials and sustainable solutions to customers directly and through distribution channels, focused on the mobility, building and construction, consumer goods, and medical markets. Omya joins a network of Trinseo distributors worldwide that support customer needs.

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