PolyOne invests in Ohio plant


US-based polymer supplier PolyOne Corporation is investing in its GSDI speciality dispersions business to better serve customers, improve operational efficiency, and launch innovative new colorant and additive solutions for silicone and other thermoset applications.

The company is making strategic investments in its Massillon, Ohio, facility that will expand production capacity and efficiency with new equipment and increase laboratory capabilities – accelerating product development, operational excellence and customer value.

“We thrive on collaborating with our customers to innovate and design materials that maximise performance and aesthetics for silicone-based products through our GSDI portfolio,” said John V. Van Hulle, president, Color, Additives and Inks, PolyOne Corporation. “We’re proud to make these recent investments in our operations and people, to continually improve service levels and innovation as we meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

PolyOne’s speciality dispersions business operates within its Color, Additive and Inks segment and provides colourant solutions specifically formulated to the exacting specifications for carrier systems such as silicone, rubber, vinyl, epoxy, urethane, and plasticisers. The diverse end markets for applications include products in industries such as transportation, infant care, healthcare, consumer goods, and building and construction.

PolyOne is one of the US’s largest compounders, with 2015 revenues of US$3.4 billion.


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