PolyOne Invests in its GSDI Specialty Dispersions Assets and Technology

April 14, 2016

CLEVELAND – PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, is investing in its GSDI specialty dispersions business to better serve customers, improve operational efficiency, and launch innovative new colorant and additive solutions for silicone and other thermoset applications.

The company is making strategic investments in its Massillon, Ohio facility that will expand production capacity and efficiency with new equipment and increase laboratory capabilities – accelerating product development, operational excellence and customer value.

“We thrive on collaborating with our customers to innovate and design materials that maximize performance and aesthetics for silicone-based products through our GSDI portfolio,” said John V. Van Hulle, president, Color, Additives and Inks, PolyOne Corporation. “We’re proud to make these recent investments in our operations and people, to continually improve service levels and innovation as we meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

PolyOne’s specialty dispersions business operates within its Color, Additive and Inks segment and provides colorant solutions specifically formulated to the exacting specifications for carrier systems such as silicone, rubber, vinyl, epoxy, urethane, and plasticizers.  The diverse end markets for applications include products in industries such as transportation, infant care, healthcare, consumer goods, and building and construction.

For more information on PolyOne’s value-added offerings in specialty dispersions and broad portfolio of polymer solutions and design services, visit

About PolyOne

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

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

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