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Trinseo hikes polystyrene and copolymer prices. The company, a specialty material solutions provider, has announced a surge in its polystyrene and copolymer prices across Europe.

Effective from August 1, 2023, the adjustments include a €125/MT hike for general and high impact polystyrene grades (STYRON™ series), a €55/MT increase for MAGNUM™ ABS resins, and a €85/MT rise for TYRIL™ SAN resins.

These changes adhere to existing contract conditions and mirror the evolving market dynamics in the specialty materials industry.

Polystyrene (PS) functions prominently in insulation and consumer electronics. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) forms critical components in automotive and children’s toys.

Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) contributes to transparent applications such as food packaging and refrigerator trays.

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Trinseo announces European price drop. Trinseo in conjunction with its European subsidiaries, has announced a significant price decrease for its entire lineup of polystyrene (PS), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), and Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) grades.

This change will take effect from July 1, 2023, or as dictated by existing contractual agreements.

Trinseo’s general purpose polystyrene grades (GPPS), high impact polystyrene grades (HIPS), ABS resins, and SAN resins are all set for a price reduction of €65 per metric ton.

This price cut follows a decline in raw material costs experienced in July.

Moreover, the polymer industry continues to face challenges, with persistently subdued demand, a situation which has been ongoing for months.

Polystyrene (PS), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), and Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) are all versatile thermoplastics with diverse applications in packaging, consumer goods, and various industrial products.

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Trinseo announce price increases. Trinseo has announced a price increase for its products starting on May 1, 2023.

The prices of all GPPS, HIPS, ABS, and SAN grades will be increased.

The announcement follows an increase of the styrene monomer contract price in May of €55/MT to €1511/MT.

GPPS and HIPS will be increase by +75 Euro per metric ton.

And ABS and SAN resins will see price increases of +25 Euro and +30 Euro per metric ton, respectively.

This price increase will affect Trinseo and its affiliated companies in Europe.

As a provider of specialty material solutions, Trinseo works with various industries to promote sustainability and innovative ideas.

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Trinseo raises Europe prices. Trinseo and its European affiliates announced a price increase for polystyrene (PS), ABS, and SAN grades.

Effective from April 1, 2023, or as per contract terms, STYRON™ and STYRON™ X-TECH GPPS prices will rise by 50 Euro per ton.

STYRON™ A-TECH, C-TECH, and X-TECH HIPS will also increase by 50 Euro per ton.

Additionally, MAGNUM™ ABS resins and TYRIL™ SAN resins will see a 10 Euro per ton price hike.


INEOS and Arburg focus on sustainable styrenics. INEOS Styrolution has announced its partnership with Arburg, a leading global manufacturer of plastic processing machines.

The collaboration will merge Arburg’s innovative injection moulding machines with INEOS Styrolution’s comprehensive sustainable styrenics polymer portfolio.

Demonstrations are scheduled for Arburg’s Anniversary Days 2023 (March 8-11 in Lossburg) and FAKUMA 2023 (October 17-21 in Friedrichshafen).

INEOS Styrolution’s ECO portfolio showcases a variety of sustainable styrenics materials. This includes Styrolution® PS ECO, a range of ABS, ASA, SAN, SMMA grades, and SBC ECO solutions.

The Terluran ECO line of ABS products features mechanically-recycled and bio-attributed alternatives to conventional ABS.

The mechanically-recycled grades contain up to 70% post-consumer recycled content. Meanwhile, the bio-attributed grades are ISCC-certified, with some offering a complete bio-attributed solution.

Arburg successfully tested INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable ECO grades. These machines emphasize energy-saving, resource-efficient, and user-friendly features.

Both companies share a strong commitment to sustainability, as highlighted by Christian Homp, Team Manager Applications at Arburg. He believes the collaboration will help customers improve their CO2 footprint.

Christian Dietlein, Technical Account Manager at INEOS Styrolution, is excited to work with a company that shares similar objectives related to sustainability.

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