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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 polymer materials, services and solutions. The Company offers specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, plastic sheet and packaging solutions, and polymer distribution. The Company operates in five segments: Color, Additives and Inks, Specialty Engineered Materials, Designed Structures and Solutions, Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution. The Company is also a developer and manufacturer of performance enhancing additives, liquid colorants, and fluoropolymers and silicone colorants. It has approximately 80 manufacturing sites and over eight distribution facilities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The Company offers over 35,000 polymer solutions to approximately 10,000 customers across the globe.

Color, Additives and Inks

The Company's Color, Additives and Inks segment is a provider of 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. The Company's color and additive solutions include an array of colors and eco-friendly solutions. Its additive concentrates encompass a range of performance and process enhancing characteristics, and are categorized by the function that they perform, such as ultraviolet (UV) stabilization, antimicrobial, anti-static, blowing or foaming, antioxidant, lubricant and productivity enhancement. The Company's 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. It also provides custom-formulated liquid systems that meet a range of customer needs and chemistries, including vinyl, natural rubber and latex, polyurethane and silicone. The Company's offerings also include inks and latexes for diversified markets, such as recreational and athletic apparel, construction and filtration, outdoor furniture and healthcare. The Company's 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. The Color, Additives and Inks segment has manufacturing, sales and service facilities located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Specialty Engineered Materials

The Company's 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. The Company's product portfolio includes formulated high-performance polymer materials that are manufactured using thermoplastic resins and elastomers, which are then combined with advanced polymer additives, reinforcement, filler, colorant and biomaterial technologies. The Specialty Engineered Materials segment has manufacturing, sales and service facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company has Innovation Centers in the United States, Germany and China, which produce and evaluate prototype and sample parts to help assess end use performance and guide product development.

Designed Structures and Solutions

The Company's Designed Structures and Solutions segment is a provider of solutions for engineered polymer structures, rigid barrier packaging and specialty cast acrylics. The Company 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. The Company's offerings also include a range of solutions for various industry processes used in the food, medical, consumer and graphic arts markets. In addition to packaging, the Company also works with customers to provide solutions for transportation, building and construction, healthcare and consumer markets. The Designed Structures and Solutions segment has manufacturing, sales and service facilities located throughout North America.

Performance Products and Solutions

The Company's 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 under the Geon brand name 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. The Company also offers a range of services, including materials testing, component analysis, 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 compounds for pressure pipe and drip irrigation applications.

PolyOne Distribution

The Company's PolyOne Distribution segment distributes approximately 3,500 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins, including PolyOne-produced solutions principally to the North American and Asian markets. The engineering and commodity grade resins are sold to over 6,000 custom injection molders and extruders who, in turn, convert them into plastic parts that are sold to end users in a range of industries. Representing over 25 suppliers, the Company offers its customers a product portfolio, just-in-time delivery from multiple stocking locations and local technical support. The PolyOne Distribution segment also has operations in Central America and Asia.

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PolyOne Corp

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

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