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Hardworking Solutions

Home Improvement

There are many growing areas in the world of home improvement. Hand and power tools, and lawn and garden equipment are increasingly popular as more consumers turn to outdoor areas for entertainment and extra living space.

We can keep you ahead of the curve by offering materials that will improve the touch, appearance and functional performance of your products and provide strength and durability when it matters most. We’ll talk with you about metal replacement options, adding weight where it’s needed and reducing it where it counts, and about ergonomic features to enhance the user experience. Work with us to not only help consumers improve their homes, but also increase your bottom line.

Applications

  • Hand tools
  • Power tools
  • Landscaping equipment
  • Garden tools
  • Patio equipment
  • Outdoor storage

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Name Category Description  
ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorant Solutions - Product Bulletin (English)
Product Bulletin
ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorant Solutions combine advanced liquid color formulations with state-of-the-art, high-pressure metering equipment to enable late-stage injection of liquid color in polyester melt extrusion spin coloring processes. (English language version)
ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorants - Product Bulletin (Chinese)
Product Bulletin
ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorant Solutions combine advanced liquid color formulations with state-of-the-art, high-pressure metering equipment to enable late-stage injection of liquid color in polyester melt extrusion spin coloring processes. (Chinese language version)
ColorMatrix™ Liquid Color - Product Selection Guide (Russian)
Product Selection Guide
ColorMatrix™ liquid color guide (Russian language version)
ColorMatrix™ PET Packaging - Product Selection Guide (Portuguese)
Product Selection Guide
Brief overview of factors to consider when choosing PET as a packaging material and ColorMatrix™ product summary (Portugese language version)
ColorMatrix™ PET Packaging - Product Selection Guide (Spanish)
Product Selection Guide
Brief overview of factors to consider when choosing PET as a packaging material and ColorMatrix™ product summary (Spanish language version)
ColorMatrix™ Select - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Rapid Color Prototyping Technology
Impress™ High Gloss Colorants - Product Bulletin (Chinese)
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, key characteristics, target market, applications and technology components (Chinese language version)
Impress™ High Gloss Colorants - Product Bulletin (English)
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, key characteristics, target market, applications and technology components (English language version)
Anti-Counterfeiting - What Brand Owners Need to Know - White Paper
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Counterfeiting is a serious and fast growing problem in business, but in this white paper, PolyOne outlines the detriments of counterfeiting, and what you can do to combat this phenomenon
Color and Additives Solutions Overview
BU Overview
Customized color and additive solutions
Counterfeiting, Are Your Devices at Risk? - Article
Article
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Percept™ Authentication Technologies - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Authentication technologies description, value and applications
Water Storage and Purification Equipment - Case Study
Case Study
Laser-marking additive, an authentication additive, and colorant— bundled into a single Smartbatch™ concentrate 
Water Storage and Purification Equipment - Case Study (Chinese)
Case Study
Laser-marking additive, an authentication additive, and colorant— bundled into a single Smartbatch™ concentrate 
OnCap™ and FastMark™ Laser Marking Additives For Wire and Cable Industry - Application Bulletin
Application Bulletin
Description of laser marking process and value of OnCap™ FastMark™ additives in the wire and cable industry
Oncap™ and Smartbatch™ Lasermarking - Technical Bulletin
Technical Bulletin
Features and benefits of lasermarking for the wire and cable industry, which use Oncap™ and Smartbatch™ solutions
OnCap™ FastMark Laser Marking Additives - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Challenges, solutions, implementation and application
OnCap™ Lasermarking Additive Product Brochure - FOBA
Brochure
Features and capabilities of lasermarking additive
Trend Report: Car Sharing and CMF
eBook
Car manufacturers see car sharing as an opportunity to change their engagement with customers.
Automotive Solutions Brochure - Industry Overview (European Version)
Industry Bulletin/Overview
Automotive Solutions - Colorants, Additives, Advanced Composites, Engineered Polymers, Elastomers, Vinyl, Polyolefins
Automotive Solutions Brochure - Industry Overview
Industry Bulletin/Overview
Automotive Solutions - Colorants, Additives, Advanced Composites, Engineered Polymers, Elastomers, Vinyl, Polyolefins
Emissions Generated During the Fusion of Vinyl Plastisols and Organosols - Technical Assistance Brief
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Bulletin SC001: Fumes and vapors emitted during baking or fusing of plastisols and organosols
Geon™ Applications of Primers and Vinyl Plastisols - Technical Assistance Brief
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Bulletin SC005: Primer information, general vinyl plastisol properties, plastisol applications - dip coating, slush molding, rotational molding, dip molding, open molding and cast coating for Geon™ solutions
Geon™ Hot Dip Coating of Vinyl Plastisols - Technical Assistance Brief
Technical Bulletin
Part cleaning, part priming, part dipping, vinyl plastisol fusion, cooling the coated part, basic line design and basic dip tank design for Geon solutions
Geon™ Rotational Molding of Vinyl Plastisols - Technical Assistance Brief
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Brief SC004: Overview of Geon™ vinyl plastisol and starting points in setting up and running rotational molding of vinyl plastisol parts
Geon™ Rotational Molding Process - Technical Assistance Brief
Processing Guides
Four stages within the Geon™ rotational molding process
Geon™ Slush Molding Process - Technical Assistance Brief
Processing Guides
Slush molding process explained for Geon™ solutions
Geon™ Storage and Handling of Vinyl Plastisols - Technical Assistance Brief
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Bulletin SC002: Proper handling and storage practices for Geon™ vinyl plastisols to maximize shelf life
Geon™ Vinyl Hot Melt Vinyl Plastisols - Technical Assistance Brief
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Brief SC003: Processing equipment, master mold preparation, plastisol processing, pouring and properties for Geon™ Vinyl
Specialty Coatings and Automotive Industry Geon™ Vinyl-Based Technology Solutions - Brochures & Product Information
Brochures & Product Information
Specialty Coatings and Automotive Industry Geon™ Vinyl-Based specialty coatings and solutions for automotives
OnColor™ Brilliant Metallics - Product Bulletin (Chinese)
Product Bulletin
Learn how OnColor Brilliant Metallic Colorants produce a striking look for polymer parts 
Smartbatch™ Frost Collection - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, key characteristics, markets and applications of SmartBatch™ Frost Collection
Automotive Interior - Case Study
Case Study
Specialty color and additive Smartbatch™ concentrate developed with carbon fiber to produce desired effect for automotive interior
Exterior Automotive Trim - Case Study
Case Study
OnColor™ FX Smartbatch™ adds metallic style and improves cost performance of exterior automotive trim
Photovoltaic Floating Power Station - Case Study
Case Study
Explore how floating solar power stations get weathering protection from anti-uv color concentrate
Smartbatch™ Blow Molding - Brochure
Brochure
Smartbatch™ formulations blend design and function in one masterbatch solution. 
Smartbatch™ Frost Collection - Product Bulletin (Chinese)
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, key characteristics, markets and applications of SmartBatch™ Frost Collection
Power Shielding Loop for High Voltage Power Stations - Case Study
Case Study
Edgetek™ used in place of thermoset epoxy to formulate a polyamide-based product to meet the required electrical conductivity
Rifle Rail Skins - Case Study
Case Study
Arms manufacturer LWRC International, LLC, switches to Edgetek™ high performance material for M4 semi-automatic rifle rail skin
Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Chemicals and resistance values for Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Compounds
Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Compounds - Injection Molding Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and startup/shutdown recommendations
Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Compounds - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Typical properties of Edgetek™ Reinforced, Impact modified and ATX XXXX Color solutions
Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Compounds - Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Guide
Problems, causes and solutions for Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Compounds
Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POMS) Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Automotive HVAC Ducting Module - Case Study
Case Study
A customized compound, design services, and technical support from PolyOne combine to drive value and performance for an integrated HVAC ducting module
Maxxam™ HST - Case Study
Case Study
Learn how the strength and stiffness of an enhanced polyolefin technology solved structural integrity issue for leading automaker.
Maxxam™ Filled & Reinforced Polyolefins Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Explore detailed information on the complete line of filled and reinforced polymer polyolefins for injection molding and blow molding.
Maxxam™ HST - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, resins, fillers, additives, markets and end-use applications
Maxxam™ Polyolefin Formulations - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Maxxam™ Polyolefin Compounds