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Trinseo to Begin ABS Production in China for Auto & Electronics Market

Published on 2016-10-27. Author : SpecialChem

ABS Polymerization
BERWYN, Pa -- Trinseo has recently announced that it will begin production of MAGNUM™ ABS Resin at its Zhangjiagang, China site in 2017.

Investment Project for MAGNUM™ ABS



The investment project, which began in 2015, is based on Trinseo’s proprietary process technology, which yields ABS of superior quality compared to competitive ABS resins produced in China today. MAGNUM™ ABS delivers greater product stability -- which can reduce costs for molding, compounding, extrusion, and thermoforming -- while offering superior aesthetics in the final product.

MAGNUM™ ABS is an ideal fit for automotive, buses/utility vehicles, appliances, electronics, consumer goods, furniture and sanitary applications, and building and construction applications where aesthetics are important.

Francesca Reverberi, Business Director, Basic Plastics, said:
“For end-use applications where looks matter, MAGNUM™ ABS will be an advantaged choice for customers in Asia who need to meet demanding customer aesthetics while keeping fabrication costs down. With MAGNUM™ ABS, customers in China and across Asia will be able to achieve production efficiencies and cost savings through greater product stability and color stability. This means peace of mind that customers will be able to deliver consistent color and finish, and superior end aesthetics every time”.

Dagmar van Heur, Vice President, Performance Plastics, said:
“Production of Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS in Zhangjiagang reinforces the long-term commitment of Trinseo’s automotive business to have local production of its global products in all major regions, further supporting our global partnerships with major OEMs”.

Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins (left side of photo) as Compared to Competitors’ Emulsion ABS Resins Manufactured in China
Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins (left side of photo) as Compared to
Competitors’ Emulsion ABS Resins Manufactured in China

Properties of ABS


MAGNUM™ ABS offers a number of properties valued by molders and compounders in China and across Asia, including:
  • A purer white base color, with better color retention and stability over time
  • A more thermally stable product, with fewer black specks
  • A purer, lower gel product with less VOCs and residual impurities, and consequently lower odor, supporting better air quality in interior automotive applications
  • High impact resistance and durability over time
  • Superior surface aesthetics

Together, these properties will enable molders and compounders to consistently deliver a high quality part at a lower cost, due to:
  • Less pigment needed to achieve the right result
  • Less employee time needed to adjust the machines
  • Less machine downtime
  • Less wastage between batches.

About Trinseo


Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. It is focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solution to help customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $4.0 billion in revenue in 2015, with 18 manufacturing sites around the world, and more than 2,200 employees.

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