Avient Corporation was originally established as PolyOne Corporation in 2000 through the consolidation of two companies in the materials industry. The early years were challenging, as the company struggled to find or create its identity as a combined enterprise. That changed in 2006 when we embarked on a specialty transformation driven by our four-pillar strategy of Specialization, Globalization, Commercial Excellence and Operational Excellence.
As the company began to evolve into specialty areas, we focused on putting our customers and their needs first, then looking inward to make a difference. Coincident with the transformational acquisition of Clariant Masterbatch in 2020, we branded the collective enterprise as Avient—a new name, for a new kind of materials company.
Today, we are a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Our offerings include specialty engineered materials, advanced composites, color and additive systems and polymer distribution.
Headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio, Avient currently employs approximately 8,400 people at manufacturing sites, distribution facilities and technical labs located in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
On July 1, 2020 we completed the acquisition of Clariant Masterbatch, the largest acquisition in the 20-year history of our company.
We did so at a time when the world craves a more sustainable planet, unprecedented innovation and economic growth. It’s also a time where people seek strong relationships, diverse perspectives and an opportunity to accept the most pressing challenges of today.
It’s in this spirit that we joined PolyOne and Clariant Masterbatch, two complementary businesses, and formed a new one that we’ve named Avient.
As one, we are better positioned than ever before to lead and to make a positive difference.
We are better together through:
These endeavors are made possible by the joining of our businesses.
We are better together.
We are Avient.
To enable our customers’ innovation and sustainability goals through world-class products and services.
Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with revenues of approximately $4.6 billion provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. As of December 31, 2020, Avient employed approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit www.avient.com.
At Avient, we create specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world.
Differentiates us through unique value-creating offerings to our customers.
Positions us to serve our customers consistently, everywhere in the world.
Empowers us to respond to the voice of the customer with relentless continuous improvement.
Governs our activities in the marketplace to deliver extraordinary value to our customers.
Collaboration. Innovation. Excellence.
These core values, which begin with our individual decisions and actions, focus our attention on putting the customer first by creating genuine value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We will uphold these values with the utmost integrity in all that we do.
Integrity. Honesty. Respect.
These personal values begin with each of us—the judgments and decisions we make as individuals affect the way Avient is viewed in the marketplace and in the communities where we work.