PolyOne will invite NPE show attendees next week to “Explore the Possibilities” in a meeting center that showcases how unbiased material development and design support create spectacular end products.
PolyOne technologies touch people’s lives around the globe in thousands of ways and in nearly every industry. Its polymer formulation expertise and design know-how help manufacturers rapidly create new products that look great and work even better. Featured new products will include:
- Hammerhead™ Marine Panels: with a weight savings of more than 50% versus plywood, these continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels offer boat manufacturers a lighter, more efficient alternative to traditional marine construction materials.
- OnFlex™ LO TPEs: a portfolio of low VOC / FOG and odor polymer grades that assist OEMs in meeting vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) standards (VDA 278), these are used in HVAC dampers, fasteners and clips, coin trays, center consoles, door pockets and other interior parts. They offer additional characteristics such as high temperature sealing performance, matte surface finish, and low density. And they require fewer processing steps and lower energy costs because the molder no longer needs to post-heat the part to achieve the expected odor rating.
- Resilience™ LS for LED Lenses: durable in extreme outdoor environments and highly-resistant to corrosion and chemicals, these flame-retardant vinyl grades meet thin wall UL V0 & 5VA while maintaining good impact resistance. Available in Water Clear, Diffuse and our newest Diffuse Frost options.
- COMPTEK™ High Temperature Formulations: Eighteen months ago, PolyOne acquired COMPTEK (Diez, Germany), a specialist in formulations based on extreme-heat polymeric materials such as PEEK, PES, PEI, PPS, PSU and PPSU. Properties that can be achieved with these materials include transparency, even for formulations based on polysulfone, electrical and/or thermal conductivity, laser marking, and X-ray opacity.
- Lactra™ SX Light Blocking Additive: In solid masterbatch form, this additive provides 99.99% UV and visible light blocking and protection for liquid dairy contents when added to monolayer PET bottles. It can replace paperboard packaging for ultra-high temperature (UHT) liquid dairy products for greater design freedom.
- FireCon™ CPE: based on chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), this flame-retardant material resists acids, alkalis, oils, fuels, chemical solvents, extreme temperatures, and weather. It retains flexibility at temperatures below 0°C.
- OnColor™ Brilliant: striking new line of special effect masterbatches that finally meet the need for paint replacement and premium surface finish. Customers across multiple industries have been looking for a paint-free solution with no tradeoffs, which drove PolyOne to develop this new masterbatch. It’s a cost-effective option for paint replacement on polymer parts and creates an exceptional metallic color that continues through the part’s thickness.
In addition, PolyOne will showcase solutions for leveraging the rise of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and the overall electrification trend in transportation. Its EMI/RFI portfolio – including new long-fiber conductive materials – helps shield ADAS cameras, sensors and electronic control units to eliminate cross talk. Lightweighting is also part of this trend, and its Polystrand™ thermoplastic composite continuous fiber tapes and laminates are providing the structural strength to replace metals while amplifying design freedom