PolyOne Debuts Latest Healthcare Solutions at MD&M West 2015

February 10, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, will showcase its dynamic range of technologies for the healthcare industry at Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West 2015 this week.

“Drawing from our comprehensive medical materials portfolio, we are focused on listening and working together with our healthcare customers to develop enabling technologies that bring their innovative products to market faster and with competitive advantage,” said Cathy Dodd, vice president, Marketing at PolyOne.

Featured healthcare material, colorant and additive solutions include: 

Vibration damping technology: Versaflex™ VDT thermoplastic elastomers improve ergonomics and performance by increasing vibration damping to absorb shock. This specialty material also allows manufacturers to eliminate secondary assembly steps and streamline their processing. 

Radiopaque translucent catheters: NEU™ View Radiopaque Translucent Solutions offer catheter producers an enhanced technology that provides excellent visibility, both optically and under X-ray, boosting clinician confidence and patient comfort. This technology eliminates the need for co-extrusion of a radiopaque stripe, reducing scrap rates and improving production efficiency. In addition, PolyOne is announcing a new agreement with Total Polymer Solutions (TPS; Rathcoole, Ireland) in which TPS will distribute healthcare solutions to its customers from the NEU Specialty Engineered Materials business of PolyOne.  

Authentication technology: Percept™ Authentication Technologies help customers reduce the risks caused by counterfeit goods and protect against fraud. Percept solutions offer brand owners a readily available method to authenticate their products overtly or covertly, while helping to maintain brand equity and control supply chain issues.

Specialty sheet and rollstock: Valiant™ healthcare packaging solutions for sterile medical device trays and diagnostic kits include options with high barrier technology for pharmaceutical unit dosage and combination device packaging. Royalite™ flame retardant, UL- listed sheet materials provide the chemical resistance, formability and impact strength needed for large medical and electronic housings. Both Valiant and Royalite offerings meet the high quality standards and regulatory requirements of the medical industry.

Color and design services: InVisiO℠ services and solutions help brand managers and designers leverage color design to reinforce brand recognition, communicate quality and favorable emotional associations, and increase functionality of their products by making the device easier or more intuitive to use.

Application-based material recommendations: PolyOne’s distribution team works with medical device customers to discover an outstanding combination of resources, technology expertise and material solutions to meet application needs. With a comprehensive distribution portfolio of clear rigid, opaque rigid, and flexible medical-grade polymers, PolyOne is uniquely equipped to help healthcare customers navigate the material selection process, whether an application requires a single material or multiple polymers.

PolyOne will be exhibiting in booth 1901 at MD&M West this week.

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About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of $3.8 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  

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Media contact
Michelle Maniscalco
Marketing Communications Manager, North America
PolyOne Corporation
+1 440-930-1988

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