PolyOne Corp. engages in the business of thermoplastic compounds. It specializes in polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, plastic sheet and packaging solutions and polymer distribution. The company is also involved in the development and manufacturing of performance enhancing additives, liquid colorants, fluoropolymers and silicone colorants.
The firm operates through the following segments: Color, Additives & Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Performance Products & Solutions; and PolyOne Distribution. The Color, Additives & Inks segment is involved in the production of specialized custom 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 Specialty Engineered Materials segment provides polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers and processors of thermoplastic materials.
The Performance Products & Solutions segment is comprised of the Geon Performance Materials and Producer Services business units, which delivers an array of products and services for vinyl molding and extrusion processors located in North America, and Asia. The PolyOne Distribution segment distributes engineering and commodity grade resins, including PolyOne-produced solutions, principally to the North American and Asian markets. PolyOne was founded on August 31, 2000 and is headquartered in Avon Lake, OH.