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Trinseo Bioplastic to participate in Single-Serve Capsules Conference

Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will participate in the Single-Serve Capsules Conference held in Vienna, Austria, from September 5-6, 2018.

At the event, Trinseo’s bioplastic experts will showcase the recently launched new material grades of Apinat™ Bio.

The conference will bring together speakers from the entire value chain to talk about and evaluate trends, challenges, and opportunities in the market for single-serve capsules. With a growing number of capsules in landfills, the global industry is under mounting pressure from consumers and environmentalists – a topic which will be addressed during the event.

“In 2016, the industry produced more than 35 billion non-recyclable plastic coffee capsules,” said Aldo Zanetti, Business Unit Manager TPE Solutions. “Experts anticipate this number to rise by the year 2020. Offering biodegradable single-serve capsules is one of our top priorities.”

At the exhibition booth, Trinseo will be presenting new grades of biodegradable and compostable bioplastic materials for single-serve coffee capsules.

Apinat™ Bio is composed of 60 to 90 percent renewable resources, thereby complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and EU food contact regulations.

Trinseo’s first biodegradable thermoplastic materials for coffee capsules were launched in 2015 at the manufacturing site in Mussolente, Italy. Since then, the Company has further improved the thermal resistance of the material.

“We very much welcome this event in Vienna. It is a unique opportunity to talk to important industry players and discuss the industry’s latest trends and challenges,” said Marco Meneghetti, R&D Leader TPE Solutions. “By participating in this event, we are demonstrating our commitment to the consumers’ growing desire for eco-friendly material.”