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Making it Personal

Housewares & Accessories

Consumers are spending more time and money on their homes and want their goods and accessories to reflect their personal tastes. From spatulas to bath storage and everything in between, we can deliver high-quality solutions for this ever-expanding space.

We can provide products that will enhance ergonomics and create better user experiences. We can recommend additives for special effects and increased durability. And we will work with you to improve cycle time, assess manufacturing efficiencies and improve costs. Your results? Improved brand recognition, loyal customers, and greater market share. 

Applications

  • Home décor
  • Cookware
  • Table and countertop accessories
  • Cutlery
  • Storage and home organization
  • Bed & bath accessories

TECHNOLOGIES
RESOURCES
TECHNOLOGIES
Polymer Additives Thermoplastic Elastomers Vinyl Formulations
Percept™ Brand Protection Technologies OnFlex™ Thermoplastic Elastomers Geon™ Vinyl Plastisols
OnCap™ Laser Marking Additives Versaflex™ Thermoplastic Elastomers  
GSDI™ Silcocat™ Peroxide Dispersions for Silicone Versollan™ Thermoplastic Elastomers  
ColorMatrix NuAge Polypropylene Nucleating Agent Kraton Compounds  
Polymer Colorants Engineered Polymer Formulations  
OnColor BIO Colorants Bergadur™ Polyester Formulations  
OnColor™ Edgeglo™ Bright Edge Transparence Colorants Edgetek™ ABS, PC, PC/ABS Formulations  
OnColor™ FX™ Special Effects Edgetek™ AM High Heat Resistant Formulations  
OnColor™ NiteBrite™ Glow in the Dark Colorants Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Formulations  
OnColor™ PProTint™ Colorants for Clarified PP Edgetek™ PK PEEK Formulations  
Smartbatch™ Color and Additive Concentrates Edgetek™ SF PPS Formulations  
Smartbatch™ FX for Paint Replacement Edgetek™ XT High Performance Copolyesters  
Liquid Color Concentrates: ColorMatrix™ Gravi-Tech™ Lead Replacement Formulations  
GSDI™ Silcopas™ Colors for Liquid Silicone Rubber LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations  
Stan-Tone™ ET Polyether Dispersions Maxxam™ Flame Retardant Polyolefin Formulations  
  Maxxam™ Polyolefin Formulations  
  Nymax™ / Bergamid™ Polymer Formulations  
  OnForce™ LFT High Heat Resistant Formulations  
  reSound™ Biopolymer Formulations  
  Stat-Tech™ Static Dissipative & Electrically Conductive Formulations  
  Therma-Tech™ Thermally Conductive Formulations  
RESOURCES
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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)
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
White Paper
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
From stethoscopes to syringes, the influx of imitation medical devices threatens to erode not only revenues, but also brand equity. Find out how to take action against these risks with authentication technologies. 
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 
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
GSDI Silicone Solutions
BU Overview
Next generation silicone solutions for a wide range of markets and applications, including automotive, consumer, healthcare, military and more
Silcocat® Peroxide - Brochures & Product Information
Brochures & Product Information
Silcocat® for silicone rubber characteristics, specifications and packaging information
Appliance Flexible Seal - Case Study
Case Study
Equipment manufacturer heats up profits with a cool OnFlex™ TPE solution
Automated External Defibrillator - Case Study
Case Study
Custom OnFlex™ TPE made for automated external defibrillator (AED)
Automotive Door Insert - Case Study
Case Study
Elastomeric insert for automotive supplier created with d Onflex-S™ TPE styrenic block polymers for UV stabilization
Electrical Junction Boxes - Case Study
Case Study
Halogens removed from electrical junction boxes with use of OnFlex™ TPE
Garden Sprayer Grip - Case Study
Case Study
OnFlex-S™ used for overmolding handgrips onto ABS resin
GLS™ OnFlex™ LO TPEs for Automotive HVAC Systems - Application Bulletin
Application Bulletin
Benefits of using GLS™ OnFlex™ LO TPEs for automotive HVAC systems 
GLS™ Thermoplastic Elastomers - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
General and tensile properties, regulatory standards, bonding capabilities and process details for GLS™ Thermoplastic Elastomers
GLS™ TPE Automotive Solutions Improve Vehicle Air Quality with TPEs for Automotive HVAC Flaps - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Improve vehicle air quality with TPEs for automotive HVAC flaps
GLS™ TPEs - Injection Molding Guide
Design Guide
Guide to part design, mold design, hot runner systems, overmolding, machine selection, material handling and preparation, processing conditions and troubleshooting for GLS™ solutions
GLS™ TPEs - Overmolding Guide
Design Guide
Guide to overmolding material selection, part and mold design, material handling and preparation, TPE injection molding, processing, maximizing adhesion and troubleshooting for GLS™ TPEs
GLS™ TPEs for Automotive Fasteners and Clips - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Enable long-term performance with GLS™ TPEs for automotive fasteners and clips
Aluminum Caps - Case Study
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used in liner for aluminum caps to keep water tasting fresh
Computer Mouse - Case Study
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used to create ergonomic computer mouse with soft-touch qualities
Contact Lens Container - Case Study
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used to create adhesion resistant contact lens container at a low material cost
GLS™ Healthcare - Industry Bulletin/Overview
Industry Bulletin/Overview
Product selector guide for TPEs for healthcare applications
GLS™ TPE Infant Care Solutions Guide - Product Selection Guide (Chinese)
Product Selection Guide
Ideal TPEs for safe, durable and regulatory compliant applications like pacifiers, bottles and bathtubs (Chinese language version)
GLS™ TPE Infant Care Solutions Guide - Product Selection Guide (English)
Product Selection Guide
Ideal TPEs for safe, durable and regulatory compliant applications like pacifiers, bottles and bathtubs (English language version)
GLS™ TPEs for Portable Speaker Solutions - Product Bulletin (English)
Product Bulletin
GLS™ TPEs for portable speakers as a gasket and overmold applications for water and dust protection (English language version)
GLS™ TPEs for Portable Speakers - Product Bulletin (Chinese)
Product Bulletin
GLS™ TPEs for portable speakers as a gasket and overmold applications for water and dust protection (Chinese language version)
GLS™ TPEs Packaging Selection Guide - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
GLS™ TPEs for soft touch packaging solutions
GLS™ Versaflex™ Flexible Bonding for Healthcare - Technical Bulletin
Technical Bulletin
Henkel LOCTITE® and GLS™ Versaflex™ product information, USP VI & ISO 10993-4,5 compliant solutions and testing details
Medical Pump Valve Insert - Case Study
Case Study
Medical pump valve insert redesigned with custom formulations of Dynalloy™ OBC and Versaflex™ TPE, which increased productivity and process efficiency
Trilliant™ HC/ Versaflex OM Joint - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Properties of Trilliant™ HC and Versaflex™ TPE for disinfectant resistant applications
VERSAFLEX ™ PF Adhesive Solutions for Surface Protection Films - Technical Bulletin (Chinese)
Technical Bulletin
Product description, benefits, markets, applications and physical properties of solutions for surface protection films for VERSAFLEX ™ PF Adhesive Solutions for Surface Protection Films (Chinese language version)
VERSAFLEX ™ PF Adhesive Solutions for Surface Protection Films - Technical Bulletin (English)
Technical Bulletin
Product description, benefits, markets, applications and physical properties of solutions for surface protection films for VERSAFLEX ™ PF Adhesive Solutions for Surface Protection Films (English language version)
Versaflex™ HC TPE For Medical Devices - Application Bulletin (Chinese)
Application Bulletin
Average peel strength and benefits of Versaflex™ HC TPEs for overmolded medical devices (Chinese language version)
Versaflex™ HC TPE For Medical Devices - Application Bulletin (English)
Application Bulletin
Average peel strength and benefits of Versaflex™ HC TPEs for overmolded medical devices (English language version)
Versaflex™ VDT 4132 - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Versaflex™ VDT vibration damping material details and DMA temperature/frequency testing
Video Game Controller Grips - Case Study
Case Study
Glow-in-the-dark controller grips gain comfortable advantage with Versaflex™ OM
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
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
Edgetek™ High Performance Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Applicable to multiple products; injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design, and troubleshooting recommendations for Edgetek™ High Performance Compounds
Edgetek™ High-Performance Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Printer Applications - Case Study
Case Study
Custom Edgetek™ solutions improve manufacturing of a media guide bar, handle component, gears and printer frames
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
Edgetek™ High Performance Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, and drying conditions for Edgetek™ High Performance Compounds
Edgetek™ High Performance Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, design features, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek™ XT High Performance Blends - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions and moisture level for Edgetek™ XT High Performance Blends
Edgetek™ XT High Performance Blends - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Edgetek™ XT High Performance Blends product description, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek™ XT High Performance Blends Made with BPA-Free Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Edgetek™ XT High Performance Blends product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Gravi-Tech™ (PA-Based Formulas) Brief Version - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters for Gravi-Tech™ (PA-Based Formulas)
Gravi-Tech™ - Product Bulletin (Chinese)
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications (Chinese language version)
Gravi-Tech™ - Product Bulletin (English)
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications (English language version)
Gravi-Tech™ Compounds - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties of Gravi-Tech™ Compounds
Gravi-Tech™ High Density Compounds Extended Version - Processing Guide (Chinese)
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and troubleshooting recommendations for Gravi-Tech™ High Density Compounds (Chineselanguage version)  
Gravi-Tech™ High Density Compounds Extended Version - Processing Guide (English)
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and troubleshooting recommendations for Gravi-Tech™ High Density Compounds (English language version)
Lead Replacement to Achieve Radiation Shielding in Healthcare - Video
Webinars & Videos
Lead replacement to achieve radiation shielding in healthcare
LubriOne™ Compounds North America - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
LubriOne™ Compounds product descriptions and properties
LubriOne™ Wear Resistant Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for LubriOne™ Wear Resistant Compounds
Category Cables - Case Study
Case Study
Maxxam™ FR Polypropylene Solutions provide cost savings and improve data processing capabilities
Engine Cover - Case Study
Case Study
Pre-colored Maxxam™ FX Metal polypropylene eliminates VOCs and painting for cost savings and a lower carbon footprint for automotive engine cover
Maxxam™ FR Flame Retardant Polyolefin Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Maxxam™ FR Flame Retardant Polyolefin Compounds
Maxxam™ Homopolymer FR Compounds - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Physical, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of Maxxam™ FR Compounds
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™ Polyolefin Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Maxxam™ Polyolefin Compounds
Maxxam™ Polyolefin Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, resins, fillers, additives, markets and end-use applications
Maxxam™ Reinforced - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, resins, fillers, additives, markets and end-use applications
Automotive Seat Fastener - Case Study
Case Study
Supplier HellermannTyton switched to heat-stabilized Bergamid™ B70 G30H Black TM-X polyamide to produce a seat fastener at lower cost, lower weight and with greater design flexibility
Nylon Solutions - Product Selection Guide (Chinese)
Product Selection Guide
Customized features and shelf grades of Bergamid™ and Nymax™ (Chinese language version)
Nylon Solutions Engineered Thermoplastics - Product Selection Guide (English)
Product Selection Guide
Customized features and shelf grades of Bergamid™ and Nymax™ (English language version)
Nymax™ 1200 Polyamide Compounds- Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Nymax™ 1200 Polyamide Compounds
Nymax™ 600 Polyamide Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Nymax™ 600 Polyamide Compounds
Nymax™ Nylon Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Nylon and polyamide compounds description, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Pocket Knife Handle - Case Study
Case Study
Bergamid™ Polymer Formulations and GLS™ TPEs provide comfort and usabililty in iconic pocket knife handle
Seat Belt Guide - Case Study
Case Study
A customized specialty grade of Bergamid™ A70 polymer compound and improved tool design eliminate part quality issues and decrease scrap rates of seat belt guides
reSound™ Biopolymer Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
reSound™ made with bio-derived polymers and designed for durable applications; performance property matrix, markets, and end-use applications
reSound™ Biopolymer Compounds 1200 Series - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level for reSound™ Biopolymer Compounds 1200 Series
reSound™ Biopolymer FR - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level for reSound™ Biopolymer FR
reSound™ Biopolymer RS1100 & RS1200 Series - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level for reSound™ Biopolymer RS1100 & RS1200 Series
Conductive Pipettes - Case Study
Case Study
Conductive pipettes created with processing ease, superior toughness and repeatable performance using Stat-Tech™ Electrically Conductive Compound
Stat-Tech™ Electrically Conductive Compounds for Pipette Tips - Application Bulletin
Application Bulletin
Stat-Tech™ application description, key requirements, and challenges for use in electrically conductive compounds for pipette tips
Stat-Tech™ Static Dissipative and Conductive Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Stat-Tech™ Static Dissipative and Conductive Compounds
Stat-Tech™ Static Dissipative and Conductive Compounds North America - Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Automotive LED Lighting - Case Study
Case Study
Therma-Tech™ thermally conductive materials improve cooling and deliver manufacturing efficiencies for luxury sedan headlamp
Managing Heat with Polymers in LED Lighting - White Paper
White Paper
Managing heat and design in LED lighting with specialty engineered thermoplastics
Metal Replacement with Thermoplastics in Heat-Sensitive Applications - White Paper
White Paper
Heat management fundamentals, theoretical case study, development and characterization of thermally conductive plastics, and application examples
Therma-Tech™ Thermal Management Compounds - Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Thermoplastic solutions for thermal management applications description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Therma-Tech™ Thermally Conductive Compounds - Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations for Therma-Tech™ Thermally Conductive Compounds
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