PolyOne Teams with Victorinox to Enhance Performance and Consumer Appeal of Original Swiss Army™ Knife

CLEVELAND, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has teamed with Victorinox, manufacturer of the Original Swiss Army™ Knife, to improve the appearance, chemical resistance, mechanical performance, and ergonomics of its world-famous knives.

Since 2007, PolyOne has supplied Victorinox with multiple specialty solutions used in the manufacture of its vast portfolio of products. Most recently and in one knife model, PolyOne formulated a specialty material for the handle to improve grip and aesthetics. At the PolyOne Innovation Center facility in Gaggenau, Germany, technical experts tested the material combination to confirm its durability after application development experts, working with the Victorinox design team, recommended these two solutions.

"The stellar reputation of Victorinox is due to the quality of our products, and so we demand the highest standards from our suppliers. PolyOne is a valuable team member in supporting Victorinox as we strive to maintain and increase our high level of quality, as well as adapt to the evolving needs of our customers," said Peter Anderhub, head of plastic injection molding at Victorinox.

"Our co-operative work with Victorinox has been extremely positive, and we are pleased to help such a famous brand maintain the very high quality of its products," said Holger Kronimus, vice president, Europe, PolyOne Corporation.  "This is an excellent example of how our formulation expertise and PolyOne Innovation Centers can help customers solve their unique challenges, such as meeting design objectives, enhancing consumer appeal, and achieving desired product performance."

About Victorinox
The name Victorinox is closely linked to the legendary "Original Swiss Army Knife." Karl Elsener founded his cutlery workshop in 1884 and launched a matchless success story. Today Victorinox produces and distributes a range of valuable quality products throughout the world: Swiss Army Knives (60,000 pcs. daily), household and professional cutlery, timepieces, travel gear, fashion and fragrances. All of these products embody the spirit of the "Original Swiss Army Knife."

About PolyOne
PolyOne Corporation, with 2012 revenues of $2.9 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 Pledge(SM), 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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