We embraced our Bio & Beyond strategy for sustainable materials when we developed API's first biodegradable compound. We create sustainable solutions to help our customers in the footwear and fashion industries meet their most complex material challenges and to enhance and improve people’s lives around the world. We want the fashion world to continue to impress with marvelous, uncompromising designs. That is why our TPUs offer the same aesthetics, light weight and design flexibility as legacy materials but with smaller environmental footprints. 
Incorporating the Bio & Beyond approach – replacing fossil-based plastic applications with bioplastic versions – can offer significant environmental benefits. We are continuing our efforts to improve and expand our portfolio to provide our partners with more sustainable options. Learn more about our approach and the advantages API bioplastics can provide.
Bioplastics

The Natural Choice

For API, 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. API is growing today while keeping an eye on the world of tomorrow.

Membership

Trinseo is a member of the European Bioplastics association.

Benefits of Using Bio-Based Materials

  • Strategic product repositioning
  • Communicating environmental information that can be used to enhance a product’s reputation
  • Receiving eco-labeling (e. g. EU Ecolabel, Carbon Footprint)
  • Release of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
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Doing More With Less

Traditional bio-based plastics are derived to a varying degree from renewable biomass sources, including cornstarch, sugarcane, sugar beet, cellulose and vegetable oils. Our bioplastics portfolio includes advanced bio-based TPE and TPU polymers and compounds that are used in a wide range of applications and can contribute to reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions as compared to fossil-based plastics.
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