ANAHEIM, Calif. – PolyOne Advanced Composites, a new platform within PolyOne’s Specialty Engineered Materials business, is exhibiting for the first time at CAMX 2016, a premier composites industry event.
The new platform consists of two recently acquired businesses, Polystrand and Gordon Composites, combined with PolyOne’s existing Glasforms unit. The resulting portfolio includes a diverse range of thermoplastic and thermoset continuous-fiber carbon and glass reinforced materials that offer exceptional strength-to-weight ratios as well as unmatched flexibility.
“Within this new platform, our range of engineered composite technologies is virtually unmatched, spanning pultrusion, pull winding, CRTM™ panels, sandwich panels, and multilayer laminates in both thermoset and thermoplastic resins,” said Matthew Borowiec, general manager, PolyOne Advanced Composites. “Together, we can now collaborate more effectively with customers to solve their engineering challenges using any one of these material / technology combinations, while continuing to push the limits of composite material science and application development.”
These multiple solutions and technologies will help accelerate formulation development for the most demanding engineered applications, according to Borowiec. In addition, customers will be able to rely on strong engineering teams, who can tailor materials and reinforcements to specific application needs.
Specific continuous-fiber thermoplastic technologies include:
• Multi-axial and multilayer tapes, laminates and sheets up to 10’ wide
• Sandwich panels in unlimited lengths, up to 6” thick and 10’ wide
• High volume production capacity
Thermoset offerings include:
• Carbon and glass fiber continuous forming processes including pultrusion, filament winding and pull winding for rods, tubes and profiles
• Continuous Resin Transfer Molded (CRTM™) sandwich panels
• Bar stock, laminates and hybrid composite springs
PolyOne Advanced Composites is exhibiting at CAMX 2016 in Anaheim, California at booth H74 from September 26-28, 2016. Polystrand™ PETG X-ply™ materials will also be on view in the CAMX Award Pavilion in finalist Ebert Composites Corporation’s radome.
About PolyOne Advanced Composites
Created in 2016, this platform within PolyOne Specialty Engineered Materials consists of Glasforms™, Gordon Glass™, Gordon Composites™ and Polystrand™ branded businesses. Focused on producing advanced composites with exceptional strength-to-weight ratios, the platform serves critical performance applications requiring high strength, stiffness and dimensional stability. Its leading-edge portfolio of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites, including short, long and continuous-fiber reinforced materials, is one of the most comprehensive in the industry.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2015 revenues of $3.4 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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Photo Caption: Matt Borowiec, general manager, PolyOne Advanced Composites
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