CLEVELAND – Consumer, healthcare, transportation and building products manufacturers now have a high-performance material that offers excellent performance and sustainability in one, cost-effective, vinyl-based material package. PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) has launched Geon™ BIO Flexible Solutions, formulated with a bio-derived plasticizer and in compliance with phthalate-restrictive regulations, such as California’s Prop 65 and the Consumer Product Safety Initiative Act of 2008 (CPSIA).
“At last, customers can avoid compromising performance to meet regulatory and sustainability objectives,” said Michael Garratt, president, Performance Products and Solutions, PolyOne Corporation. “Customers benefit as this plant-based, truly non-phthalate flexible vinyl performs at levels equal to or better than materials containing traditional petroleum-based plasticizers.”
Geon BIO materials are formulated with PolyOne’s plant-based reFlex™ 300 plasticizer, which has been tested and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred® Program to be 99 percent bio-based. In addition, specific Geon BIO healthcare formulations are pre-certified to meet biocompatibility requirements for United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI protocols.
Compared to other flexible vinyls, Geon BIO materials feature a wider processing window and enhanced thermal stability, which may improve manufacturing efficiency to deliver reduced production costs.
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 www.polyone.com.
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