PolyOne Natural Fiber Materials and Metal Replacement Solutions Featured at Fakuma 2015

August 6, 2015

CLEVELAND – New developments in natural fiber reinforced materials, conductive thermoplastics, and specialty engineered materials for metal replacement will be highlights for PolyOne at the upcoming Fakuma trade show. In addition, experts from the company will make 15-minute Tech Talk presentations daily at the PolyOne exhibit (Hall B5, Stand 5316) to help plastics processors quickly learn more about these advanced technologies.

“Visitors to our stand at the the Fakuma show are invited to bring us their toughest challenges, and find out how our industry-leading solutions can provide answers that positively affect their manufacturing operations and help them grow their business,” commented Holger Kronimus, VP Europe and general manager, Specialty Engineered Materials, Europe for PolyOne.

PolyOne will also update show visitors on the status of developments, such as its reSound™ NF natural fiber-reinforced solutions. Introduced in March 2015, these sustainable formulations—with at least 30% engineered natural fiber by weight—offer an alternative to glass fiber reinforced polypropylene compounds, with comparable mechanical properties at 5-10% lower density.

Currently, reSound NF is available in black, brown or natural. At Fakuma 2015, PolyOne will announce the availability of the material in brilliant colors to support customers’ projects. The company also will reveal the development of reSound NF formulations for use in the extrusion process for applications in building and construction, sport and leisure, furniture manufacturing, and other industries.

PolyOne also will present an update to the unique 3D-MID (three dimensional molded interconnect device) manufacturing technology it highlighted at its stand during Fakuma 2014. The technology is successful largely due to the thermally conductive properties of PolyOne’s Therma-Tech™ engineered polymers. By collaborating, PolyOne and selected developers have succeeded in establishing a time- and cost-saving means to produce the 3D-MIDs serving as heat sinks in LED lighting, which could prove an alternative to the complex printed circuit boards now fairly ubiquitous in these applications.

Visitors to Fakuma 2015 are also invited to visit PolyOne and attend one of its daily Tech Talk presentations on topics including:

  • Successful replacement of metal with specialty thermoplastics
  • Managing heat with specialty thermoplastics
  • Reducing CO2 emissions with lighter-weight thermoplastics

These informative 15-minute presentations will provide attendees with a technical overview of the possibilities enabled by recent developments in specialty engineered thermoplastics.

The Fakuma trade show will take place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from October 13-17, 2015. More information can be found at

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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Visit the PolyOne stand at Fakuma to learn more about reSound NF natural fiber reinforced solutions (shown) and other industry-leading material innovations.

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Marketing Communications Manager, Europe PolyOne Corporation
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