PolyOne Showcases Specialty Solutions in Brazil During Interplast 2012
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Press release date: August 22, 2012
JOINVILLE, Brazil - During the Interplast trade show this week, leading companies in the South American plastics community will be meeting with experts from PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, to discuss their most challenging projects. PolyOne offers innovative formulations and collaborative support to help customers enhance performance and sustainability, eliminate process steps, increase in-service performance, and improve overall operational efficiency.
"South America has taken its place in the international plastics industry, and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the region's leading manufacturers in addressing their challenges and improving their profitability," commented Philippe Vanhove, PolyOne country manager, Brazil.
PolyOne became a local producer and supplier of materials and solutions in the region through acquisitions. Most recently, in December of 2011, PolyOne acquired ColorMatrix, a global innovator of liquid color and additives for plastics with a strong presence in the South American packaging market. The October 2010 acquisition of Polimaster and January 2011 purchase of Uniplen Indústria de Polímeros Ltda. also boosted PolyOne's capabilities in the region, which include specialty engineered materials, liquid color, color masterbatches, and polymer distribution - serving customers in automotive, packaging, appliance, healthcare, wire and cable, and other industries.
At Interplast, held in Joinville, Brazil from August 20-24, PolyOne is highlighting the ways in which the Company helps customers solve their toughest challenges. For example:
· PolyOne has expanded its Therma-Tech(TM) range of engineered materials for heat dissipative and conductive components to include grades optimized for manufacturing high brightness automotive LED lighting. Automotive processors also benefit from new OnColor(TM) SmartBatch(TM) concentrates that not only fulfill carmakers' requirements for color, but also facilitate efficient assembly by preventing dust from collecting on finished parts prior to and during assembly.
· PolyOne has expanded its OnCap(TM) additive technology in South America to include color concentrates that help manufacturers of polypropylene packaging achieve excellent clarity
· PolyOne offers manufacturers of appliances and other applications paint-free solutions such as its Geon(TM) FX Metal vinyl solutions that deliver rich colors and metallic finishes without the cost and environmental challenges associated with painting.
· PolyOne recently introduced ECCOH(TM) 5917 material, a low smoke and fume, non-halogen formulation that can help wire and cable manufacturers in South America meet the increasingly challenging requirements of the region.
"PolyOne's specialty approach is of great interest to South America's plastics processors, brand owners and original equipment manufacturers," added Vanhove. "Interplast, held in the heart of Brazil's plastics processing region, is an excellent opportunity for us to highlight our most recent developments and to discuss how we can help customers solve their toughest challenges."
PolyOne Corporation, with 2011 revenues of $2.9 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.
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