CLEVELAND – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) has launched a new overmolding technology based on its Versaflex™ VDT thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), developed for vibration and impact damping applications. The new Versaflex VDT solution enables a better end-user experience in a wide range of products for which manufacturers seek increased comfort and resilience.
“Customers familiar with our Versaflex VDT material have asked for an overmolding variation that expands their design freedom and facilitates their product development processes,” said Craig Nikrant, president, Global Specialty Engineered Materials, PolyOne Corporation. “To address their unique challenges, we created this new solution that demonstrates our ongoing investment in breakthrough specialty technologies to benefit customers.”
The new innovative material, which offers excellent bonding capability to rigid polymers, reduces vibration that can cause discomfort and potentially lead to muscle and joint damage. The new Versaflex VDT solution can also help reduce noise by minimizing vibrations transmitted from motors and pumps. Applications range from sports and leisure equipment, lawn and garden tools, and consumer electronics cases to kitchen appliances and power tools.
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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