CLEVELAND, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced its recent success in creating a unified color perception for the interiors of the new 2012 Range Rover Evoque.
PolyOne's customized Smartbatch™ masterbatch and OnColor™ colorant solutions for this project included unique color and polymer combinations. These technologies not only harmonized molded-in-color with painted parts made from different materials, they also provided additional UV stabilization and enhanced the overall aesthetics of the vehicle.
PolyOne developed specialty color and additive concentrates for a broad range of polymers to produce consistent trim components in the instrument panel and center console, as well as various interior covers, panels, and housings.
"Automotive customers, especially in the luxury markets, want a consistent look and feel throughout their vehicle," said John Van Hulle, senior vice president and president, Global Color, Additives and Inks, PolyOne Corporation. "Achieving that consistency can be difficult when color-matching over multiple base materials. PolyOne is proud to have the science and formulation expertise that solve these complex challenges to the delight of our customers."
PolyOne serves numerous customers and suppliers in the automotive markets around the world by providing specialized solutions for interiors, exteriors and under-the-hood components.
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 website at www.polyone.com.
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