One Step Ahead
Trinseo’s TPE and TPU development & manufacturing center has been a pioneer in the world of plastic compound production since its founding in 1956, by Sergio Brunetti in Bassano del Grappa, in the Northern Italian hills not far from the Dolomite Mountains. Initially called Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali (API), it is located in a strategic position at the heart of an area with a strong heritage in providing materials for clothing and footwear, close to the commercial hub of Venice. This meant API benefited from a wealth of knowledge which helped its intensive research and development efforts. Trinseo acquired API in 2017, already a worldwide leader in the development and production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics.
Trinseo is constantly pushing the envelope of what’s possible to enhance our reputation as a trusted supplier for the fashion industry – successfully anticipating the needs of an ever-changing market with a growing range of innovative products.
The Natural Choice
For Trinseo, protecting the environment and public health are fundamental values that must be passed on to future generations. That is why our latest bioplastics combine physical/mechanical properties with a clear ecological message.
Following our Bio & Beyond approach, we acknowledge that replacing fossil-based materials with bioplastics can offer significant environmental advantages. Trinseo is growing today while keeping an eye on the world of tomorrow.
Trinseo is a member of the European Bioplastics association.
A Steady Pace of Innovation
1956 - 1965
|1956||Trinseo’s TPE development center was founded as API in Bassano del Grappa (near Venice).|
|1958||The first technopolymers are produced.|
|1960||Development of a unique PVC-based polymer: APIFLEX™.|
1966 - 1975
|1966-75||Trinseo develops thermoplastic materials for the production of ski boots.|
|1973||Development of SBS-based compounds in the range of thermoplastic rubbers: APIGO™.|
|1975||Development of TR-based compounds: RAPLAN™.|
1976 - 1985
|1978||API moves its production facilities and offices to a new location in Mussolente.|
|1980||Acquisition of the first polyurethane machinery.|
|1981||Development of two-component polyurethane systems: APICELL™-APIREX™.|
|1984||Development of the SEBS-based compounds: MEGOL™.|
1986 - 1995
|1990||Development of modified crosslinkable and expandable products (EVA): APIZERO™ and APIFIVE™.|
1996 - 2005
|1997||ISO EN 9001 certification achieved.|
|1998||Development of the APILON™ 52 family: thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).|
|2000||Development of an innovative range of TPV-based compounds: TIVILON™.|
2006 - 2016
|2006||ISO EN 14001 certification achieved.|
|2008||Trinseo patents their biodegradable thermoplastic elastomers: APINAT™.|
|2013||BS OHSAS 18001 certification achieved (Health & Safety System in the Workplace).|
|2015||Development of the APIGO™ BIO, MEGOL™ BIO and APILON™ 52 BIO families of bio-based sustainable compounds.|
2017 - 2019
|2017||Trinseo acquires API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A.|
|2018||Development of innovative lightweight footwear solutions APILON™ 52 EXP and APILON™ 52 LIGHT.|
Trinseo Fast Facts
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber. The company supports their customers across a wide range of businesses to create products that touch lives.
Trinseo delivers a strong combination of global reach, operational excellence, expertise, leading intellectual property, world-scale assets and a global R&D presence.
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Employees in 25 Countries
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