PolyOne Showcases New Solutions for Medical Training Models at MD&M West 2014

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version ANAHEIM, Calif. – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, will feature its specialty solutions for medical manikin and training model applications at Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West 2014 (booth 3213) this week.   PolyOne’s collection of specialty solutions help customers gain a competitive advantage by incorporating innovative, high performance technology. These latest solutions build on a long history of working closely with unique realistic skin materials to leading medical manikin and training model manufacturers. “We’ve seen growth in demand for medical manikins and training models, putting, manufacturers under constant pressure to differentiate and find ways to quickly introduce innovative new products,” said James Petrie, marketing director, PolyOne Color and Additives. “MD&M West represents an excellent opportunity for us to help our customers explore ways to differentiate from the competition and grow their business.” The PolyOne portfolio of specialty solutions includes: WithStand™ Antimicrobial Technology – Adds a protective barrier to help prevent the growth and spread of germs; creates a competitive advantage for manufacturers Geon™ Sensation Injection-Moldable Vinyl Plastisol – Enables processors to cost-effectively injection mold parts without sacrificing the consistency and performance of traditional vinyl plastisol; excellent for high-touch parts where softer and more durable material is desired OnCap™ Anti-Static Technology – Helps protect manikins and models from attracting unwanted dirt and debris so they will stay cleaner longer Percept™ Brand Protection Technology – Authentication technology to protect brand equity and defend against potential liability caused by non-authentic products; enables efficient field identification to thwart counterfieters Collaborative Custom Color Expertise – Enables manufacturers to offer realistic training experiences by creating custom-tailored skin tones; thermochromatic technology enables model to change color in response to heat or cold, simulating hypothermia, fever or burns; can also be used to design distinguishable looks to drive brand equityGeon™ Sensation Injection-Moldable Vinyl Plastisol is currently available in North America; all other solutions within the portfolio are available globally. About PolyOne PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 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 www.polyone.com.  

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