CLEVELAND-,PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier
global provider of specialized polymer materials, services
and solutions,today announced it will sponsor and
chair the conference "Bioplastics: The Re-Invention of
Plastics," which begins tomorrow and runs through June 15
in San Francisco.
In addition to serving as conference chairperson,
Roger Avakian, vice president, scientific development at
PolyOne,will present "High-Performance
Biopolymers for Durable Applications" on June 14. Other
speakers at this conference include experts from IBM,
Coca-Cola, Sherwin Williams and Toyota.
MarcelDartée, global marketing director
for biosolutions at PolyOne, said,"With our
Sustainability Promise, PolyOne has committed tobuilding relationships with leaders in the
bioplastics field and tohelpingcustomers grow their businesses with
innovative, safe and environmentally sound solutions. We
are proud to share breakthroughs with the industry and to
demonstrate how these polymers can create new value for our
As conference chairman, Avakian invited
prominent authorities in the industry to highlight the
newest trends and technical advances in biopolymers.
"First-generation biopolymers primarily served single-use
applications, but the focus increasingly is on sustainable
solutions for durable applications. PolyOne is a leading
innovator in this field, and together with our industry
colleagues, will clarify the ways in which our emerging
technologies support this trend."
Avakian's presentation will focus on recent
developments with PolyOne's reSound™ bio-based materials
and new reFlex™ bio-based plasticizers. To meet the needs
of durable applications, reSound™ offerings combine
engineering thermoplastics with bio-derived polymers such
as PLA, PHA and biopolyesters. For non-phthalate flexible
vinyl formulations, reFlex™ bio-based plasticizers leverage
sustainable feedstocks and achieve better performance than
traditional plasticizers in targeted applications.
Additional sustainable solutions from PolyOne include
OnFlex™ BIO TPEs, OnColor™ BIO Colorants, and OnCap™ BIO
Additives, including OnCap™ BIO Impact T, a transparent
impact modifier for PLA.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2011 revenues of $2.9
billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer
materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside
Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the
world. Consistent with the company's strategy of specialty
growth and global expansion, in December of 2011 PolyOne
acquired ColorMatrix Group, Inc., a highly specialized
company with a premier suite of additive technologies and a
leading market position in liquid colorants. For additional
information on PolyOne, visit our Web site at www.polyone.com.