Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders, announces the launch of two sustainably-advantaged material grades dedicated to footwear and fashion. These new materials are aligned with Trinseo’s 2030 Sustainability Goals that 40% of its products will be sustainably advantaged.
Trinseo developed two sustainable Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) families – the APILON™ 52 BIO TL and TNE, tailored for sustainable synthetic leather, produced respectively through coagulation, and extrusion - calendaring process. Containing up to 50% bio-based content, these materials provide luxury brands an alternative bio-textile to animal and synthetic leather, and they are suitable for applications such as footwear, as well as fashion apparel & accessories. Along with physical and mechanical properties similar to conventional alternatives made with PVC and PU, these bio-based grades also provide a soft touch resembling natural leather.
“Our TPU solutions for footwear and apparel have long been successful in meeting the highest standards of aesthetics, durability and, above all, sustainability. APILON™ 52 BIO TL and TNE series offer high-quality and sustainable solutions for footwear and apparel applications. As the footwear and apparel industry evolves, we are eager to be part of the movement toward a more sustainable future," said Aldo Zanetti, Global Market Leader Footwear, Medical & Personal Care
These two series are designed in a response to market needs. These sustainable TPU are GMO-free and contain about 50% bio-based content. Trinseo’s new sustainable materials provide a combination of sustainability, durability, softness, flexibility, and high quality, all the while maintaining an easy processability.
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders 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, and building and construction. Trinseo had approximately $3.0 billion in net sales in 2020 and has 26 manufacturing sites around the world and approximately 3,400 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.
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