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At Fakuma 2012, PolyOne Highlights New Solutions to Help Customers Bid Farewell to Metal


FISCHBACH, Luxembourg – During the Fakuma 2012 trade fair this month, PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, will showcase the ways in which its polymer formulation developments – coupled with expertise in design services – help OEMs replace metal with high-performance solutions that improve product performance and meet customer demands for sustainability.

“Our focus on helping customers redesign metal components in plastic is enabling them to continue to innovate and respond to market trends and regulations,” commented Holger Kronimus, vice president, Europe and general manager, Engineered Materials Europe, PolyOne Corporation. “Leveraging our industry-leading polymer formulation and design expertise enables customers to achieve metal-to-plastic conversions swiftly and successfully.”

“In the automotive industry, we have improved our customers’ manufacturing efficiency and sustainability using the latest polymer innovations and design support, including mold-filling simulations and part and mold design assistance. We see many opportunities to help our customers win with metal-replacement in other industries including appliances, electronics and electrical goods and a variety of industrial applications,” added Kronimus.

PolyOne’s innovative approach to metal replacement includes formulation developments targeted at:

-Improving manufacturing efficiencies without sacrificing performance:
*OnForce™ LFT Long fiber technologies impart stiffness and impact strength at high and low temperatures to structural parts in automotive, industrial, sporting goods and other end-use markets
*Gravi-Tech™ high-density formulations for aesthetics, magnetic functionality, and custom density in healthcare applications, automotive applications and other uses
-Increasing design freedom while reducing production costs:
*Therma-Tech™ thermally conductive solutions for thermal conductivity and heat dissipation in LED lighting and other heat management applications
*Stat-Tech™ static dissipative and conductive materials for electrical conductivity / shielding in electrical connectors, housings and more
*XECARB™ carbon-fiber reinforced materials from Xenia* for mechanical parts and high-end applications, including sport and high-performance racing components

PolyOne also will feature its OnColor™ FX Smartbatch™ color and additive concentrates for paint replacement in automotive and other applications, in addition to other innovative color and additive formulations and thermoplastic elastomer solutions.

PolyOne will exhibit at Fakuma in Hall B5, Stand 5316; the event will be held in Friedrichshafen, Germany from Oct. 16 - 20, 2012. Colorant Chromatics, part of PolyOne’s ColorMatrix business, will exhibit at Stand B2/2119.

About PolyOne

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

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*PLEASE NOTE: PolyOne and Xenia announced a cooperation agreement on May 8, 2012. As part of the agreement, PolyOne markets Xenia’s materials in Europe, excluding Italy.


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