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PolyOne at K 2013: Teaming up with Customers and Showcasing Innovative Solutions

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, will highlight collaborative efforts with customers and recent innovations in Hall 8a/Stand J13 from October 16 – 23 at K 2013, the plastics industry's largest trade show.

"PolyOne experts from around the globe will engage and collaborate with customers at K show, and we invite all visitors to bring their toughest material, manufacturing, colorant and design challenges to our stand," commented Holger Kronimus, vice president Europe and general manager, Specialty Engineered Materials, Europe at PolyOne.

During the tradeshow, interactive displays at the PolyOne stand will highlight market-leading solutions that help manufacturers address trends and solve challenges across multiple end-use industries:

Authentication (anti-counterfeiting) solutions

Color and design services, including 3D printing and prototyping

Metal-to-polymer conversions

Bio-based solutions

Vibration damping applications

Lightweight foaming technology

Ballistic protection solutions

In addition, PolyOne will be hosting a series of technical seminars on metal-to-polymer conversion, along with technical forums that highlight innovative use of liquid colorants. Scheduled topics include polymer alternatives to metal in heat management, electro-static discharge, and high stiffness / strength applications, as well as solutions that achieve the density, appearance and feel of metal.

PolyOne experts will also present at several key events during K 2013:

Dr. Krishna Venkataswamy, senior global technology director for PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, will be the keynote speaker at the RAPRA TPE conference held October 15-16 in proximity to K 2013.

Marcel Dartee, global marketing director for Sustainable Solutions at PolyOne, will present at two conferences held during the K show: Bioplastics Magazine's Business Breakfast (October 18) and the Design Chain @ K conference (October 21), sponsored by European Plastics News.

"Whether attending these conferences, participating in our clinics and seminars, or visiting our stand in Hall 8a, visitors to the K show will find innovative ideas and an opportunity to solve the material challenges facing their businesses with an emphasis on improving profitability," added Kronimus.

The K show is held triennially in Düsseldorf, Germany.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2012 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

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Media contact

Matt Defosse

Marketing Communications Manager, Europe

PolyOne Corporation

+49 6406-832-061

Contact information: PolyOne News Release (, PolyOne Corporation, 33587 Walker Rd, Avon Lake, OH 440121145

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