Trinseo to build TPE pilot facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan
Trinseo has announced plans for a TPE pilot facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company explained that this facility emphasises its growth strategy for TPEs globally and will serve customers in the automotive, consumer electronics, footwear and medical markets. The pilot facility will be built at Trinseo’s existing manufacturing site in Hsinchu. Start of operation is scheduled for 2020.
Trinseo said that the investment in a state-of-the art TPE pilot facility in Asia Pacific is the next step of itsTPE growth roadmap following the acquisition of Italian-based API S.p.A, in July 2017. Once the new pilot line in Hsinchu is operational, Trinseo will locally produce its custom engineered TPE, including its bioplastics portfolio.
“The pilot facility demonstrates our commitment to offer a differentiated, globally available TPE portfolio to our customers in the automotive, consumer electronics, footwear and medical markets,” said Tim Stedman, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Trinseo. “This investment in growth in the Asia Pacific region will further strengthen our ability to create growth synergies with customers between our rigid and soft-touch polymers.”