Trinseo opens TPU/TPE facility in Taiwan


Materials firm Trinseo has inaugurated a new facility built on its existing manufacturing site in Hsinchu, Taiwan; it will allow Trinseo to produce custom-engineered thermoplastic urethanes (TPU), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and bio-plastics for use in the automotive, consumer electronics, footwear and medical markets in Asia Pacific.

Although no capacity was given for the size of the new facility nor was investment specified, Trinseo expects it to cater to substantial demand for soft touch materials and bio-based plastics.

Last year, Tim Stedman, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Trinseo, had said: “The pilot facility demonstrates our commitment to offer a differentiated, globally available TPU/TPE portfolio to our customers; […] to create growth synergies with customers between our rigid and soft-touch polymers.”