MANNHEIM, Germany – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, is exhibiting its specialty portfolio of technologies to automotive designers and engineers this week at the 2014 VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference. New metal replacement solutions and thermoplastic elastomers for sealing applications help manufacturers effectively and economically increase fuel efficiency, reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and improve manufacturing efficiencies.
“With our formulation expertise, we can help customers to optimize their manufacturing processes, increase consumer appeal, and meet increasingly strict regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions and fuel efficiency,” said Kendall Justiniano, PolyOne director of global automotive marketing. “As in past years at this event, we look forward to in-depth discussions with our customers to discover how we can help meet their challenges.”
To meet new European Union targets for CO2 emissions on new vehicles, many in the automotive industry are looking for ways to remove additional weight. An automotive aftermarket LED light on display at the PolyOne VDI stand provides a good example. By replacing aluminum with Therma-Tech™ thermally conductive polymer in the heat sink,manufacturers can significantly reduce total part weight and optimize production and logistics.
PolyOne is also exhibiting several specialty materials that help automotive designers to optimize sustainability, improve design freedom and boost manufacturing efficiency in the following areas:
The VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference is being held this week in Mannheim, Germany. PolyOne welcomes visitors to its stand, 83A.
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 www.polyone.com.
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