Sustainable TPEs from Avient Featured at SPE TPO Conference

September 28, 2022
Sustainable TPEs from Avient Featured at SPE TPO Conference

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CLEVELAND – September 28, 2022 – Avient Corporation today announced it will showcase several sustainable solutions for the automotive industry at the upcoming SPE TPO Global Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference. This includes technologies for lightweighting, colorants for secondary paint replacement, and bio-polymers. The conference is October 2-5 in Troy, Michigan.

During the conference, Christopher Engel, advanced research & development engineer at Avient, will be giving a presentation on exploring bio-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in automotive applications. Made from renewable sources, materials like reSound™ BIO formulations help reduce carbon footprint and can perform like traditional TPEs. The presentation will take place on Monday, October 3rd at 2:50 PM.

Experts from Avient will be on hand at booth #24 throughout the conference to help customers better understand novel sustainable performance materials, including specialized polymer colorants, functional additives, and engineered material formulations. 

About Avient 

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT) provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®.  For more information, visit

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Nicole DeChant
Avient Corporation

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