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PolyOne Showcases Expanded Solutions for Healthcare at Compamed 2011

Tue, 11/15/2011 - 5:10am
DÃœSSELDORF – November 14, 2011 – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions highlights its expanded portfolio of innovative healthcare solutions at Compamed 2011 (Hall 8A, Stand N26) this week.

Compamed is focused on medical device suppliers, and attracts nearly 600 exhibitors and over 16,000 attendees. It is held in conjunction with Medica, the largest medical trade show in the world, attracting over 130,000 attendees and 4,400 exhibitors.

PolyOne will showcase its entire line of healthcare-branded products for medical devices. New additions include transparent OnColor™ HC Plus, WithStand™ Antimicrobial solutions for Europe and NEU-branded solutions.

Transparent OnColor™ HC Plus complements PolyOnes existing USP Class VI certified masterbatch colors for opaque resins, and is currently available for medical-grade Eastman Tritan™ copolyesters, with additional grades for polycarbonate, ABS and polyesters to be commercialized in Q1 2012. OnColor™ HC Plus colorants are certified to meet USP Class VI protocol testing in an effort to manage risk and increase speed to market for healthcare product and medical device manufacturers.

Compamed 2011 also marks PolyOnes European launch of WithStand™ Antimicrobial solutions. This technology can inhibit growth of bacteria when used as an additive in medical devices. It represents a collaborative effort between PolyOne and SANITIZED AG, a leading global producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics.

NEU Specialty Engineered Materials, LLC, a subsidiary of PolyOne, also announced the launch of NEUSoft™ material solutions for medical applications. NEUSoft™ Series are transparent polyether or polyester-based TPU formulations and blends that have good elasticity as well as excellent abrasion and tear resistance. These formulations recently received USP Class VI and ISO 10993 certifications. Because they are pre-certified, NEUSoft™ materials enable medical device manufacturers to streamline their product development and commercialization process, giving them the confidence to move forward with regulatory testing of their products.

In addition, NEU recently unveiled NEUSpeed™ Rapid Response, a globally available service that offers to fulfill orders within one business day for a select group of USP Class VI and ISO 10993 certified formulations. With this service, orders will be fulfilled at NEUs facility within one business day of receipt and will be shipped according to each customers specified shipping method.

PolyOne will also feature its Trilliant™ Radiation Shielding solutions, which offer a non-lead alternative to radiation shielding. These RoHS-compliant, polymer-metal composites shield radiation at the same levels as lead, enabling PolyOne customers to stay one step ahead of anticipated RoHS regulatory changes.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2010 revenues of $2.6 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit our Web site at www.polyone.com.

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