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Profile: PolyOne Corp (POL.N)

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PolyOne Corporation (PolyOne), incorporated on August 31, 2000, is a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in specialty engineered materials, color and additive systems, plastic sheet and film solutions and polymer distribution. The Company is a developer and manufacturer of additives, liquid colorants and fluoropolymers and silicone colorants. Its segments include Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Designed Structures and Solutions; Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution.

Color, Additives and Inks

The Color, Additives and Inks segment is a provider of custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions. Its additive concentrates encompass a range of performance and process enhancing characteristics and are categorized by the function that they perform, including ultra violet (UV) light stabilization and blocking, antimicrobial, anti-static, blowing or foaming, antioxidant, lubricant, oxygen and visible light blocking and productivity enhancement. Its colorant and additives concentrates are used in a range of polymers, including those used in medical and pharmaceutical devices, food packaging, personal care and cosmetics, transportation, building products, wire and cable markets. The Company also provides custom-formulated liquid systems that meet a range of customer needs and chemistries, including polyester, vinyl, natural rubber and latex, polyurethane and silicone. Its offerings also include inks and latexes for diversified markets, such as recreational and athletic apparel, construction and filtration, outdoor furniture and healthcare. Its liquid polymer coatings and additives are based on vinyl and are used in a range of markets, including building and construction, consumer, healthcare, industrial, packaging, textiles, appliances, transportation, and wire and cable. Color, Additives and Inks has manufacturing, sales and service facilities located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Specialty Engineered Materials

The Specialty Engineered Materials segment is a provider of specialty polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers and processors of thermoplastic materials across a range of markets and end-use applications. Its product portfolio includes polymer materials that are manufactured using thermoplastic resins and elastomers, which are then combined with polymer additives, reinforcement, filler, colorant and/or biomaterial technologies. It offers a range of products from long glass and carbon fiber technology to thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Specialty Engineered Materials has manufacturing, sales and service facilities located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Designed Structures and Solutions

PolyOne's Designed Structures and Solutions segment utilizes a range of polymers, specialty additives and processing technologies to produce a portfolio of sheet, custom rollstock and specialty film, laminate and acrylic solutions. Its solutions can be engineered to provide structural or functional performance in an application or design and visual aesthetics to meet its customers' needs. Its offerings also include a range of stock and custom packaging solutions for various industry processes used in the food, medical and consumer markets. In addition to packaging, it also works with customers to provide solutions for transportation, building and construction, healthcare and consumer markets. Designed Structures and Solutions has manufacturing, sales and service facilities located throughout North America.

Performance Products and Solutions

The Performance Products and Solutions segment consists of the Geon Performance Materials (Geon) and Producer Services business units. The Geon business delivers an array of products and services for vinyl molding and extrusion processors located in North America and Asia. Geon's products are sold to manufacturers of durable plastic parts and consumer-oriented products. It also offers a range of services, including materials testing, component analysis, custom formulation development, colorant and additive services, part design assistance, structural analysis, process simulations, mold design and flow analysis and extruder screw design. Vinyl is used across a range of markets and applications, including, healthcare, wire and cable, building and construction, consumer and recreational products and transportation and packaging. The Producer Services business unit offers contract manufacturing and outsourced polymer manufacturing services to resin producers and polymer marketers, primarily in the United States and Mexico, as well as its own formulations for certain applications.

PolyOne Distribution

As of December 31, 2016, the PolyOne Distribution segment distributed more than 4,000 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins, including PolyOne-produced solutions, principally to the North American and Asian markets. As of December 31, 2016, these products are sold to over 6,500 custom injection molders and extruders who, in turn, convert them into plastic parts that are sold to end users in a range of industries.

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PolyOne Corp

33587 Walker Rd
AVON LAKE   OH   44012-1145
P: +1440.9301000
F: +1440.9303064

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