PolyOne Showcases Automotive Interior Surface Solutions at WardsAuto Interiors Conference

May 21, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich. – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, presents its specialty portfolio for automotive interiors to designers and engineers today at the 2014 WardsAuto Interiors conference. These advanced technologies, including soft-touch materials as well as colorants and special effects, enable customers to design new features that boost consumer appeal and reduce manufacturing complexity.

Recently, PolyOne introduced Geon™ VBX vinyl powder formulations based on innovative technologies that offer maximum design freedom and efficient production of soft-touch surfaces. These new materials meet or exceed OEM airbag safety requirements for instrument panels and provides up to 15% faster cycle times and 35% lower scrap rates, when compared to standard materials.

Additional featured solutions that provide design freedom and manufacturing improvements include:

  • Paint-free metallic finish: OnColor™ FX Metal colorants – providing visually appealing metallic finishes without the need for a secondary painting process
  • Marking alternative: OnColor™ FastMark™ additives – enabling parts such as signal stalks and trunk/hood release handles to be permanently laser etched with images, symbols and words
  • Premium surfaces: OnColor™ FX Granite colorants – creating a premium fabric look on surfaces that utilize molded-in texture

The WardsAuto Interiors Conference is held in Dearborn, Michigan. PolyOne is exhibiting these specialty solutions in booth H.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 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 contacts
Michelle Maniscalco
Marketing Communications Manager, North America
PolyOne Corporation
+1 440-930-1988

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