Trinseo Launches Compostable Latex Binder Solution for Recycled Paper Board
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December 7, 2023

Trinseo Launches Compostable Latex Binder Solution for Recycled Paper Board

WAYNE, Pa. – Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty materials solutions provider, today announced the launch of LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE Binder, the Company’s compostable first bio-hybrid binder for use in coated paper board products.

“LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE Binder is yet another example of Trinseo’s commitment to delivering sustainable solutions. By offering a compostable binder, we can reduce the environmental impact of waste caused by the breakdown of paper products, in turn improving the sustainability of the entire paper board industry,” said Gregory Welsch, Global Innovation Leader, Paper & Board. “When formulated appropriately, products produced with LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE Binder can enable a product to meet the certification requirements for packaging materials and are a superior solution when compared to single-use plastic packaging materials that do not break down in the environment.”

Utilizing a proprietary method that introduces corn starch as a feedstock, the binder has been imparted with biodegradable properties that meet international standards and are supported by testing. A study, which was sponsored by Trinseo and conducted by Organic Waste Systems (OWS), examined the aerobic biodegradation of LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE Binder under controlled composting conditions. Results show the binder meets both the American standards of ASTM D6400 and D6868, and the international standard of ISO 18606 for compostability requirements. These standards establish the LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE Binder as a compostable binder solution.

LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE binder can be used to replace a significant portion of the synthetic binder in coatings, resulting in performance properties comparable to traditional paper or paperboard coatings with synthetic binders, including excellent coater runability, cohesive coating strength and glueability. Exact replacement levels will depend on coating formulations and end-use requirements.

As part of Trinseo’s efforts to advance more sustainable and compostable binder solutions, the Company looks forward to testing its latest innovation in aqueous and anaerobic conditions, in addition to field trials, to further understand the compostability of LIGOS™ BH 7340 SCE.

Visit our website to learn more about Trinseo’s latex binders offering and to contact members of our team to discuss your application needs.

Press Contacts:

Trinseo: Vaughn Lakatos


About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart and sustainably focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers. From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including building and construction, consumer goods, medical and mobility. Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $5.0 billion in 2022. Discover more by visiting and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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