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Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm with Advanced Composites Reliability and resilience of electrical transmission & distribution components gets a boost with fiber-reinforced composites More
New Work City
The Changing Face of How and Where We Work ColorForward 2022 predicts shifting work/life balance will influence how people react to color More
Care on Demand
What’s Next for Healthcare Systems? ColorForward 2022 forecasts accelerated acceptance of new approaches More
Glowcalization
Why Local Food Production is Trending ColorForward 2022 sees a growing movement toward national self-sufficiency and self-interest More
Imago
ColorForward 2022 Predicts a Happier Ending to Isolation Think the Covid-19 pandemic is all clouds and no silver lining? Think again. More
Consumer Electronic Idea Center
Designing for Sustainability 4 Pillars of Sustainable Design for Consumer Electronics More
MIC Autodesk Webinar Idea Center Article
No Gambling on a Successful Molded-In Color Transition Discover our novel design and engineering approach enabling superior prediction of molded-in color aesthetics More
Smart Design™ eBook from Avient
The Starting Point: Intrinsic Design Download our free eBook with actionable insights on materials-centered design. More
Smarter Materials™ eBook from Avient
High Performance Thermoplastics eBook A valuable resource for anyone considering these advanced polymers. More
Rada Knives
Cutting Edge Product Development with Rada Cutlery Design services and specialty materials combine for a differentiated new product line More
Global Vision
Bringing Global Vision 2020’s USee™ to Life A Pioneering Vision Correction Solution for the Developing World More
What is FEA
Accelerate Product Development with Predictive Analytics Learn the basics of FEA: What it can do and how it helps More
Quality by Design
Quality by Design To help you reduce the risk of regulatory non-compliance for medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging, let’s start at the beginning – the materials used and our Quality by Design (QbD) process behind the scenes. More
Grooming
Men’s Grooming Packaging In the men’s grooming market, packaging is a crucial tool to attract consumers and get them to choose your product. More
Ski Boots
Ski Boot Design & Color Color and design are vital when pitching ski boots to different personality types. More
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VIDEO: OnColor™ Naturals Colorants More
Smarter Materials
Smart Materials™ For Mobile Phone Cases More
Thermoset Vs. Thermoplastic Polymer Matrix More
Smart Colorants™ Learn how to use both solid and liquid colorants effectively. More
Wearable Medical eBook
TrendWatch: Medical Wearables + Digital Health Learn why the right materials matter for meeting growing demand More
Shocking Advances For The Modern Phone Case How Shock Absorbing TPEs and TPU Perform in Impact Protection More
Advanced Composites For Ballistic Protection See how continuous fiber composites add safety and security to the world we live in More
Blue Jean Stain Resistant TPEs 4 Ways Blue Jean Stain Resistance TPEs Can Streamline Designs for White and Light-Colored Phone Cases More
Engineered Polymers for ADAS Housings Protect your ADAS Electronics with Thermally Conductive, Static Dissipative & EMI/RFI Shielding Polymers More
Three Ways to Enhance Cosmetic Packaging Discover how TPEs are helping brand owners and converters create cosmetic packaging that lasts. More
Is Your Coconut Water as Fresh as You Think? Learn more about packaging selection for sensitive contents. More
Boost vehicle interior appeal Balance sensory factors to grab consumer attention. More
Fillers & Reinforcements Explained Discover how to choose the best filler or reinforcement for your application needs. More
Navigate The Path To A Better Bottle Don’t forget the four paths to bottle optimization: economics, function, aesthetics, and environment. More
Going The Distance Reduce friction and ensuing wear to improve automotive system useful life. More
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Materials for Advanced Mobility Discover how materials are making the future of personal mobility possible. More
Anti-counterfeiting technologies Discover the pros and cons of anti-counterfeiting technologies. More
Paddlesports Equipment Done Right Explore these three tips for designing paddlesports equipment that exceeds expectations. More
Laser Marking Made Simple Learn how you can achieve permanent results with laser marking additives. More
Structural Performance Gets an Upgrade Learn how a composite brace helped a major OEM create an underbody with lighter weight and improved structural integrity. More
UV Barrier Additives These three considerations will help your application harness the power of UV barrier additives. More
Three Color Mistakes to Avoid Discover the top three pitfalls to avoid in order to maximize color in your operations. More
UV Light Blocking for PET Beverage Packaging Find out the top 5 benefits that UV light blockers for PET beverage packaging offer brand owners and packaging designers. More
Get the Paint Out! These components win by losing the paint and saying yes to molded-in color. More
TPE Grips for Indoor Applications See how adding a soft-touch grip to common household products can improve the sensory experience. More
Amped-Up Off-Road Performance Boost the off road experience with advanced polymer materials that deliver innovation. More
Automotive Color’s Role How can you use color to not only catch a buyer’s attention, but also their aspirations? More
TPE Grips for Outdoor Applications See how adding a TPE grip can boost premium consumer value and attract new buyers. More
Decrease LED temperature, increase value Learn how polymers and design help manage heat in LED applications. More
Fighting Fog in Food Packaging Additives can help provide a solution to unappealing fog and keep packages looking customer-friendly. More
Automotive Design Trends Stay a step ahead of industry developments and design with consumers in mind. More
The Secret to Controlling Interior Vehicle Dust Maintain a clean look throughout manufacturing, shipping and showroom display. More
Nylon 6 vs. Nylon 66 Explore the differences between nylon 6 and nylon 66 to find out which is right for you. More
Luxurious Packaging Your brand connotes luxury. Your packaging should too. More
TPEs for portable speakers See how thermoplastic elastomers can bring astounding design, increased performance and high durability to your electronic products. More
Consumer Electronics and TPEs Discover how thermoplastic elastomers can change the game for consumer electronics design. More
Discover TPEs for Healthcare Find out how and where these game-changing materials are being used. More
Packaging Idea Center
Packaging Innovations Looking for attractive and functional packaging materials? Think TPEs. More
Packaging That Saves Space See our patent-pending design that provides the functionality of rigid packaging in the most efficient footprint possible. More
Explore Color & Design Learn how inspired color and design can engage the senses and emotions. More
Combat Counterfeits Counterfeiting is a problem that extends well beyond the designer apparel and film industries. Are your products at risk? More
Benefits of Metal Replacement Why consider plastics in lieu of metal? Read some of the primary benefits. More
Lightweighting Simplified An overview of the impact of removing weight, and subsequently improving ergonomics and fuel efficiency. More
Regulatory Issues An overview on navigating through the regulatory maze. More
Ammo Maker Gets Revolutionary Learn more about how PolyCase Ammunition improved design and function with high-density composites. More
Video: Shape Memory Materials Learn about a new class of responsive TPEs that allow shape to be manipulated. More
VIDEO: Effective Vibration Damping Reduce the effects of impact and vibration with vibration-damping formulations that add value to your products in ways your customers can truly feel. More
Video: Overmolding Advances Learn how to bring soft touch, vibration damping, impact cushioning and aesthetic appeal to your products in this webinar. More
Video: Avoid Mistakes in Consumer Electronics This webinar explains the top ten mistakes that consumer electronics manufacturers make during the material selection process and how they can be avoided. More
VIDEO: Managing
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This webinar highlights root causes and details remedies for wearable electronics designers.
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FIVE WAYS TO ENHANCE ERGONOMICS Learn about the multiple benefits available when adding TPEs to your products. More
Video: Using Thermochromic Effect TPEs Learn how to use TPEs that change color as temperature changes. More
Medical Stoppers, Improved Learn more about a specially formulated TPE that offers excellent resealing, low levels of coring, and better manufacturing efficiency compared to traditional materials. More
How to Enhance Auto Interiors Learn how a material combined high quality, high productivity, and low production cost to meet the needs of both OEMs and their suppliers. More
THREE WAYS THAT SOFT TOUCH ENHANCES PRODUCTS Learn how to enhance the aesthetics and ergonomics of your consumer product with TPEs. More
FOUR Ways to Improve Surface Aesthetics with TPEs Learn four ways to improve your product's sensory and visual qualities with TPEs. More
AVOID LIGHTWEIGHTING MISTAKES Four ways to ensure you don’t take any missteps when removing weight. More
Winning Impact Modification: Using TPEs Discover how one manufacturer improved performance and reduced weight for $500,000 in annual savings. More
Garden Sprayer Gets a Grip A leading garden equipment manufacturer creates a new, high-end line of sprayers using TPEs to enhance quality, durability and aesthetics. More
MEDICAL OEM Boosts Productivity Learn how this contract manufacturer reduced rejects and added $100,000 to its annual bottom line. More
TPEs for safety, durability, branding Adding safety, durability and signature blue color gave one medical device manufacturer the edge on its competition. More
Improve Medical Overmolding Medical hose manufacturer lowers costs and achieves higher flow by switching to TPE. More
Achieving Color Harmony Read how we helped one electric carmaker shorten lead times and fine-tune color harmony in key molded interior parts. More
Vibration reduction and more Manufacturer improves saw cover while increasing efficiency, reducing scrap and saving $55,000 annually with overmolding process. More
TPE tackles critical issues, saves $100,000 Custom TPE addresses critical issues and delivers $100,000 in annual savings. More
Mouse Goes Premium with Soft Touch Enhanced user experience drives increased market share and over $400,000 in new sales revenue. More
PROTECT AUTO INTERIORS Find out how one supplier optimized properties, processing with UV-stable materials. More
Eliminate paint? No problem Masterbatch approach eliminates added cost, chemical volatility of painting. More
Tier 1 Drives Savings New material leads to cycle time improvement, reduced maintenance costs and color standardization. More
Reducing Costs in Solar Wiring This single-layer jacket amps up photovoltaic wire offering for a leading manufacturer. More
HEAT DISSIPATION SOLUTION One manufacturer cut heat sink costs and improved agility for LED lighting assemblies by replacing aluminum. More
RoHS Compliance Expands Markets Learn how Kalas expanded its offerings by reducing heavy metal in wire, cable. More
Durablility, Simplified Manufacturer finds improved durability and cost-effectiveness for plastic spinning tubes & bobbins. More
non-halogen tpes in electrical junction boxes Non-halogen boxes deliver production efficiencies and increase sustainability. More
EMI Shielding Adds Speed Shielding connectors deliver higher speeds, lower costs than ever before. More
Microbe protection for catheters A breakthrough formulation improves the antimicrobial properties of tiny medical tubing. More
RADIATION SHIELDING WITHOUT LEAD Global medical device OEM outpaces competition with non-lead CT scanner components. More
tpe in MEDICAL DEVICE saves $175,000 After turning to PolyOne for help, a manufacturer successfully reduces costs for a new valve insert by $175,000. More
Meeting FDA Requirements with TPE Innovative dosing adapter helps parents avoid dispensing too much liquid medication to their children, and achieves greater production efficiencies. More
SAVINGS AND APPEAL FOR AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR Automaker delivers 'wow' factor and $500,000 in annual savings with new colorant plus additive. More
Running Shoe Innovation with TPEs Find out how a premier shoe manufacturer created a breakthrough product that adapts to impact. More
ADDITIVES FOR PRODUCTIVITY Find out how a luxury European automaker met peak demand with a new cycle time reduction additive. More
Cutting weight, freeing design With help from PolyOne, auto parts manufacturer HellermannTyton finds a nylon lightweighting solution. More
A switch to Water-Based Inks Apparel printer switches to water-based inks to deliver new designs for Chicago marathon. More
LED HEAT SINKS A shift from metal drives an improved product line for one component manufacturer. More