Trinseo completes the acquisition of Arkema’s PMMA business


BERWYN, PA – (BUSINESS WIRE) –Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced the closing of the previously announced transaction to acquire the polymethylmethacrylates (PMMA) business of Arkema. PMMA is a transparent and rigid resin with a wide range of end uses that augments Trinseo’s existing offerings in several end markets including automotive, construction and construction, medical and consumer electronics.

A compelling strategic fit that will accelerate transformation

This acquisition serves as a catalyst to help Trinseo transform into a higher margin, less cyclical solutions provider. The transformative nature of the transaction will accelerate investments in growth opportunities for Trinseo’s Engineering Materials business globally; the transaction is also expected to generate approximately $ 50 million in annual synergies. In addition, the PMMA business is a strategic fit in that, in combination with Trinseo’s existing portfolio, it enhances Trinseo’s ability to provide solutions to clients in profitable markets. With future investments, it will be possible to leverage Trinseo’s global presence to provide solutions to its existing customers in Asia-Pacific, where Trinseo has a significant presence.

“Today is a special day. I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues and clients to the Trinseo family as we embark on this transformational journey together, ”said Frank Bozich, President and CEO of Trinseo. “This trip will bring us closer to our customers; create a more sustainable ecological footprint; and shorten innovation cycles that accelerate the process of bringing new cutting-edge solutions to market. ”

Laying the foundations for an even better future

The transaction will act as a trigger for an IT systems upgrade that will ultimately result in harmonized business processes across regions and business units that will lay the foundation for future growth.

Additional facts regarding the acquisition include:

  • Trinseo appoints Jean-Luc Béal as Senior Vice President, Engineered Materials and welcomes him to the Trinseo management team.

  • For Trinseo, the acquisition includes the addition of approximately 860 new employees from operations in France, Denmark, Italy, the United States and Mexico, with additional team members from around the world to support sales. and marketing.

  • Trinseo will add PMMA and MMA products and technologies through seven manufacturing plants and three R&D sites in Europe and North America.

Bozich added: “Over the coming years, integration will open up many opportunities for advancement and provide compelling career paths and growth opportunities for all Trinseo employees. ”

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber focused on providing 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 our customers’ sustainability goals in a wide range of end markets including automotive, electronics consumer, household appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear and rugs. , paper and cardboard, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had net sales of approximately $ 3.0 billion in 2020, with 17 manufacturing sites worldwide and approximately 2,600 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

Caution regarding forward-looking statements

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