Avient Features Polystrand™ Thermoplastic Composite Materials at ACMA’s Thermoplastic Composites Conference

March 18, 2024
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Avient Features Polystrand™ Thermoplastic Composite Materials at ACMA’s Thermoplastic Composites Conference

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SAN DIEGO – March 18, 2024 – Today, Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable materials solutions and services, announced it will highlight Polystrand™ thermoplastic composite solutions, including new ThermoBallistic™ ballistic-resistant panels, next week at the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) Thermoplastic Composites Conference (TCC), a conference dedicated to the advancement of thermoplastic composite materials and applications through education and networking.  

Polystrand continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite materials offer high strength, weight reduction, and corrosion resistance for products across a broad range of industries and markets. The Polystrand product portfolio includes:  

  • ThermoBallistic panels that provide structural bullet-resistant reinforcement to meet UL 752 Level 3 ballistic rating for interior and exterior architectural surfaces and components at a lighter weight than traditional panel materials
  • Polystrand continuous fiber reinforced unidirectional tapes and multi-axial laminates, including recycled content formulations
  • Hammerhead™ Marine Composite Panels – structural solutions to replace wood and other materials in boat-building applications
  • Polystrand structural sandwich panels  

Additionally, as part of the TCC conference program, Jonathan Spiegel, Senior Engineer of Advanced Composites at Avient, will co-present with Benjamin Willis, Director of Product Development at Re:Build Manufacturing, on the Manufacture of Sandwich Structure of Recycled HDPE and Continuous Glass Reinforced HDPE Composite using Extrusion-Compression Molding. 

Avient is committed to helping customers meet sustainability goals in various ways through its composites portfolio. Composites are inherently lightweight alternatives to metal and other materials, enabling sustainability initiatives such as material reduction and fuel economy improvements in many end products. Thermoplastic recycled-content composites can also support a circular economy and help customers further lessen their environmental footprint.  

Avient is exhibiting at TCC, March 26-28, 2024, at table 15 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in San Diego, California. The conference agenda and registration details can be found on the TCC website.  

About Avient  

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable materials solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:  

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports  
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy    
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint  
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility    

Avient 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    

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