PolyOne Helps PolyCase Win “Ammo of the Year” with Polymer-Based Ammunition

January 13, 2016

CLEVELAND – By collaborating closely with PolyCase Ammunition, PolyOne Corporation has helped its innovative customer create and improve performance and manufacturing of its high-performance shooting-range compliant cartridges, using a non-lead, polymer-based formulation.

Citing its innovative design, performance and reliability, Guns & Ammo magazine recently named the PolyCase cartridge “Ammo of the Year.” Now marketed under the Ruger® ARX® line of ammunition, the projectiles feature a patentpending
flute design molded from Gravi-Tech™ High Density Composite material. PolyOne developed a specific Gravi-Tech formulation that makes it possible to produce the unique geometry of the bullet while maintaining balance and weighting requirements to deliver higher velocity and more efficient energy transfer.

“We deeply value the unprecedented level of collaboration with PolyOne,” said Paul Lemke, founder and chief executive officer, PolyCase Ammunition. “Its market-leading strength in providing specialized polymer-based materials has allowed us to improve our product offerings. Their additional support has strengthened the PolyCase ammunition manufacturing process while improving our time to market and market penetration.”

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., CEO Michael O. Fifer added, “We were impressed by the innovations PolyCase has developed and incorporated into the ARX bullet technology. Ruger prides itself on being an industry leader in innovation, so matching up the Ruger brand with cutting-edge PolyCase bullet technology seemed a perfect fit.”

“PolyOne’s ongoing collaboration with PolyCase leverages our technical support capabilities and formulation expertise to supplement their unique and proprietary design,” said Robert M. Patterson, president and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation. “We are proud to have collaborated with them on this gamechanging, revolutionary new product.”

The shooting sports industry is one characterized by loyal, dedicated consumers who value high-performance products and are passionate about their sport. PolyOne shares their passion and dedication. Last month, PolyOne announced
the creation of a dedicated team to serve customers focused on designing and manufacturing equipment and accessories in this growing industry.

Commenting on this recent investment, Mr. Patterson said, “Drawing from our full breadth of services and solutions we are uniquely positioned to help our customers introduce lighter weight, more durable and aesthetically appealing products for the outdoor enthusiast.”

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 Pledge, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit

About PolyCase Ammunition
PolyCase Ammunition develops, manufactures, markets, and sells world-class, patent pending, small arms ammunition and projectiles used by discerning professionals, law enforcement, and sports shooters. Made in the USA, using over ninety years of advanced design, materials and manufacturing experience, our twenty-first century products are designed to provide the performance and consistency expected by our customers. PolyCase Ammunition was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

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