PolyOne Speeds Color Development with New ColorMatrix™ Custom Formulation and Supply System

April 22, 2014

SHANGHAI – At Chinaplas 2014, PolyOne ColorMatrix, the global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, will launch its newest liquid color system, which gives manufacturers greater control of their color development and supply chain. This advanced system enables customers to respond rapidly to shifting market demands, while also increasing their speed to market.

By combining cloud-based color creation software, unique liquid color technology, and a global network of ColorMatrix facilities, the new platform helps customers to create and order custom colorants quickly, reducing development and supply turnaround time from weeks to days – or even hours.

Steven Chai, PolyOne general manager for ColorMatrix Asia Pacific, commented: “This system redefines liquid color development. It empowers our customers by placing custom color creation capabilities at their fingertips. PolyOne adds value by streamlining the design stage, then backing that up with consistent, on-demand and swift global supply to help them gain a competitive advantage and profitably grow their business.”

The new system features:

  • Ultra-fast Visualization and Choice: Infinite color options via a cloud-based color library with up-to-the-minute performance, regulatory, and pricing information at the start of the color development process.
  • Global Availability: Approved color formulations reside in the cloud, and can be called upon to produce colorant for supply from any number of global ColorMatrix facilities to any number of customer facilities for shortened lead times, complete color consistency, and brand integrity.
  • Purchasing Flexibility: No minimum order quantity means greater inventory control and reduced waste for small production runs and rapid color changes.

Each custom colorant formulated in the new system relies on an array of globally standardized base-sets that are compatible with PET and polyolefin end-use applications. Standardized base-sets for other polymers are currently under development.

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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 contact

Jennifer Huang
Marketing Communications Manager, Asia
PolyOne Corporation
+86 21 50802923

Peter Bredenkamp
Marketing Communications Specialist
PolyOne ColorMatrix
+44(0)7794 006170

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