02/04/2011

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PolyOne to Present at ‘Bioplastics: Reshaping an Industry' Conference

"PolyOne's sponsorship and presentation underscores our strategic focus on helping to provide customers with a more sustainable and bio-based solution set," said Marcel Dartée, global marketing director for biopolymers."While first-generation biopolymers were primarily targeted at single-use applications, new biopolymer materials are now being transformed to meet the needs of higher-performance applications requiring greater durability," continued Dartée. The two-day conference, organized by InnoPlast Solutions and Jim Lunt & Associates LLC, showcases key players, such as PolyOne, who are driving this industry transformation.At the conference, Roger Avakian, vice president, scientific development at PolyOne will present "reSound™ Biopolymer Compounds: Bio-based Compounds for Durable Applications." He will discuss the molecular chemistry of reSound™ biopolymer compounds, as well as applications and processing characteristics. PolyOne will also display reSound™ biopolymer compounds, OnFlex™ BIO TPEs, OnColor™ BIO Colorants, and OnCap™ BIO Additives, including OnCap™ BIO Impact T, a transparent impact modifier for polylactic acid polymers.PolyOne's reSound™ compounds combine high performance engineering thermoplastic resins with bio-derived polymers such as polylactic acid (PLA) for a unique balance of temperature, impact and cost performance, making them ideal candidates for durable applications across a variety of industries."Previously, manufacturers of durable goods had little opportunity to enhance sustainability by integrating biopolymers into their product design, due to the limited performance properties of unmodified biopolymers. Customers now have the freedom to design using reSound™ biopolymer compounds, a solution that provides improved performance and significant bio-based content to address marketplace demand for sustainable solutions," explained Dartée.About PolyOne
PolyOne Corporation, with 2009 annual revenues of $2.1 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit our Web site at www.polyone.com.

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