Trinseo Opens Plastics Research Center
Trinseo, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced today the opening of its new Research and Development site in the city of Terneuzen, The Netherlands, as part of its investment into the company’s future.
By modernizing two existing technical support center and research lab operations under one roof in Terneuzen, Trinseo has created a new Plastics Research Center that will house 180 non-manufacturing employees. This collaborative environment is supposed to help drive new plastics innovations within the company. The new facility will combine Trinseo’s European Development Center for Plastics with its supporting functions like Supply Chain, Environmental Health & Safety, Quality and Procurement, forming one of the company’s European logistical centers.
Trinseo already produces a range of products on the Terneuzen site, including styrene monomer, polycarbonate, PC/ABS, ABS, and latex binders. These materials are produced to serve a range of industries, including automotive, construction and consumer products. This new center will make the Terneuzen site the joint largest in Europe alongside Schkopau, Germany and bring a range of knowledge and expertise together; facilitating the creation of new innovations and providing a significant investment in the company’s future.
“Previously employees were scattered all over the industry park,” said Frans Kempenaars, director Trinseo Netherlands. “This new building works as an enabler for cross-functional projects. The combination of the open office space and the new Research & Development facility supports Trinseo’s plans to grow the Performance Material division by USD 100 million between 2016 and 2019.”
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