PolyOne Design Expertise and Advanced Materials Accelerate Innovation in Outdoor High Performance Industry

January 17, 2018

CLEVELAND, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today announced that its continued investment in outdoor high performance design and materials support is enabling sporting, hunting, powersports, and paddlesports equipment manufacturers to bring improved products to market faster and more efficiently.

"These dynamic industries are taking advantage of our unique ability to offer comprehensive industrial design, materials and manufacturability expertise through our IQ Design service," said Cathy Dodd, vice president, Marketing, PolyOne Corporation. "Combined with our portfolio of advanced composites and polymer formulations, we're helping customers to create lighter weight, higher performing products where failure is not an option."

IQ Design assists customers in identifying time and cost savings opportunities within their new product development process. By engaging with this team early during product design, customers can validate polymer performance with advanced computer-aided simulations and evaluate designs with 3D-printed prototypes.

"A deep knowledge of materials and design are foundational to innovation in the outdoor high-performance market," said Robert M. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation. "As we continue to invest in design and R&D resources, outdoor equipment makers are leveraging our considerable insights, innovative technologies, and collaborative approach to drive success."

At its upcoming Investor Day on May 1, 2018, PolyOne plans to present additional details about design and materials innovation in the outdoor high-performance market as one of several high-growth focus areas that underpin the company's expectation of delivering double digit EPS growth in 2018 and beyond. 

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation is a global, 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

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