Trinseo Showcases Plastic Optical Materials

Trinseo, the Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based materials company formerly known as
Styron showcased its plastics for the LED Lighting industry at Strategies in
Light at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from
February 24 – 26, 2015. The company says it changed its name on February
1st to “reflect how its technologies and materials play an intrinsic role in
the innovative and sustainable solutions that customers require for their next
generation products.”

Trinseo has supported the lighting industry for almost a decade with
polycarbonate-based compounds under the CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins and
EMERGE™ Advanced Resins and brands. These materials includes transparent,
light diffusion, reflective, and ignition resistant grades for diffusers,
optics, lenses, reflectors, and housings.

Trinseo also formally introduced its EMERGE™ PC 8830LT Advanced
Resins, a material that the company says balances thickness, transparency, and
flame retardancy– three key properties that thinner gauge applications require. The material is UL94 rated
V-0 at 1.0mm and 5VA at 2.5mm.

Trinseo boasts technical and manufacturing resources around the world that
enable it to coordinate application development, product availability and
technical support. The company’s global reach is especially critical in the LED
lighting industry in which applications are often specified in one region and
manufactured in another. The Trinseo team from North America was joined at
Strategies in Light by colleagues from Asia Pacific.

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