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Ready for Adventure

Outdoor Equipment & Accessories

Outdoor enthusiasts demand the highest levels of precision and performance, in places where failure is not an option. And we’re sitting in the sweet spot to help you to measure up to those expectations

Our lightweight, high-performance materials endure demanding use and harsh environments - from temperature extremes to high UV and chemical exposure - while delivering aesthetics, dimensional stability, flexibility, vibration damping, and resistance to stress cracking. 

Interested in replacing metal to reduce weight? Managing heat? Consolidating parts? Improving impact performance? It's all part of our sweet spot. You can count on us for the expertise and specialized solutions that help you satisfy those who will settle for nothing less than the best.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Water sports

 


TECHNOLOGIES
RESOURCES
TECHNOLOGIES
POLYMER ADDITIVES SCREEN PRINTING INKS VINYL FORMULATIONS
Percept™ Brand Protection Technologies Wilflex™ Epic Color Mixing Solutions Geon™ CPSIA-Compliant
OnCap™ Laser Marking Additives Wilflex™ Equipment Solutions Geon™ Non-Phthalate
  Wilflex™ Epic Ink Additives  
ENGINEERED POLYMER FORMULATIONS POLYMER COLORANTS THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS
Bergadur™ Polyester Formulations OnColor BIO Colorants Dynaflex Thermoplastic Elastomers
Edgetek™ ABS, PC, PC/ABS Formulations OnColor™ Colorants for Wire & Cable Dynalloy Thermoplastic Elastomers
Edgetek™ AM High Heat Resistant Formulations OnColor™ Edgeglo™ Bright Edge Transparence Colorants Versaflex™ Thermoplastic Elastomers
Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Formulations OnCap™ Laser Marking Additives Versollan™ Thermoplastic Elastomers
Edgetek™ PK PEEK Formulations OnColor™ FX™ Special Effects Versalloy™ Thermoplastic Elastomers
Edgetek™ SF PPS Formulations OnColor™ HC Plus Healthcare Colorants Kraton Compounds
Edgetek™ XT High Performance Copolyesters OnColor™ NiteBrite™ Glow in the Dark Colorants  
Gravi-Tech™ Lead Replacement Formulations OnColor™ PProTint™ Colorants for Clarified PP  
LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations Smartbatch™ Color and Additive Concentrates  
Maxxam™ Flame Retardant Polyolefin Formulations Smartbatch™ FX for Paint Replacement  
Maxxam™ Polyolefin Formulations Liquid Color Concentrates: ColorMatrix™  
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    
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Name Category Description  
Wilflex EPIC Rio Color Chart - Chinese
Brochures & Product Information
Visual aid for EPIC Rio ink colors (Chinese language version)
Wilflex EPIC Rio Color Chart - English
Brochures & Product Information
Visual aid for EPIC Rio ink colors (English language version)
Wilflex EPIC Rio Product Bulletin - Chinese
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate textile screen printing color ink mixing system designed using the latest pigment technology and formulated for excellent color strength (Chinese language version)
Wilflex EPIC Rio Product Bulletin - English
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate textile screen printing color ink mixing system designed using the latest pigment technology and formulated for excellent color strength (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 Fiber Colorants 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 Quick Guide to Liquid Color (Russian)
Product Selection Guide
Liquid color guide Russian
ColorMatrix Quick Guide to PET Packaging (Portuguese)
Product Selection Guide
ColorMatrix™ PET Packaging Guide Portugese
ColorMatrix Quick Guide to PET Packaging (Spanish)
Product Selection Guide
PET Packaging Quick Guide Spanish
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)
Article: Counterfeiting, Are your devices at risk?
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. 
Color and Additives Solutions Overview
BU Overview
Customized color and additive solutions
Percept Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Authentication technologies description, value and applications
White Paper: Anti-Counterfeiting - What Brand Owners Need to Know
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
Lasermarking Technical Bulletin
Technical Bulletin
Features and benefits of lasermarking for the wire and cable industry
OnCap FastMark Laser Marking Additives for Wire and Cable
Application Bulletin
Description of laser marking process and value of OnCap™ FastMark™ and Smartbatch™ additives in the wire and cable industry
OnCap FastMark Laser Marking Additives Program Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Challenges, solutions, implementation and application
Polyester Printing Solutions
Product Bulletin
Polyester printing solutions and resources from Wilflex Epic, Wilflex Oasis and Wilflex One
Wilflex EC Foil Resist Additive 10080FRA
Product Bulletin
Additive that can be mixed with most plastisol inks to create a printable ink that resists foil adhesion; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Curable Reducer 10070PFXCR
Product Bulletin
Lower the viscosity of Epic inks without adversely affecting cure properties; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Finesse 10150PFXFNS
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate plastisol additive designed to soften and extend Epic general purpose and specialty inks; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Flexipuff Additive 10520PFXFLEX
Product Bulletin
Formulated to be mixed with Wilflex™ Epic Inks to give a raised or elevated effect; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic High Density Additive 14020PFX
Product Bulletin
Specially formulated additive designed to be used with Wilflex inks to achieve a three-dimensional print; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Hugger Catalyst
Product Bulletin
Ink additive recommended for use when printing on waterproofed satin jackets or other waterproofed nylon materials; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Imagebrite Ref Base 10344PFXREF
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate, non-pigmented/non-colored reflective ink formulated for direct printing on textiles; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Nova Base 10399PFXNB
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate plastisol designed as a multi-purpose special effect ink for creating dry glitter effects and other specialty print surfaces; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic NuPuff Base 10250PFXNPF
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate plastisol puff ink designed for raised texture effects with excellent durability and resistance to overblow; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Performance UB Gray 10545PFXUBG
Product Bulletin
Premium non-phthalate plastisol ink designed to prevent dye migration on 100% polyester and poly blends; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic PF Extender Base 10000PFX
Product Bulletin
Non-phthalate ink additive designed to reduce and extend the viscosity of standard plastisol inks without adversely affecting the cure properties; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Phosphorescent 99900PFX
Product Bulletin
Specially formulated non-phthalate inks producing high intensity, phosphorescent, glow-in-the-dark effects; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic Rock Base 10670PFXRB
Product Bulletin
Specially formulated non-phthalate plastisol ink designed to create super textured effects such as solid rock, coarse rope, or fabric textured surfaces; product information and recommended parameters
Wilflex Epic TFX Puff Base 10480TFXPUFF
Product Bulletin
Used to produce multi-dimensional graphics, either as an all-in-one puff ink or as an underprint to the standard Epic Transflex hot-split inks; product information and recommended parameters
Alternative Plasticizer Solutions for Non-Phthalate and CPSIA Compliant Flexible Vinyl
Product Bulletin
Key characteristics and end applications of Sustainable Solutions Geon™ Non-Phthalate and CPSIA Compliant Formulations
CPSIA Solutions: Toys Phthalates and Lead
Application Bulletin
Answers and guidance concerning these important regulations
Geon Flexible Vinyl: TSR80 Pound - Volume Cost Calculation
Technical Service Report
How to calculate compound cost; examples with 65A durometer compounds
Geon Performance Materials: The Value of Vinyl
Product Bulletin
Vinyl basics, benefits, products, services and characteristics
Geon Vinyl: A Responsible Choice - Chinese
Brochures & Product Information
Vinyl plays a vital role in your everyday life - from fire-safe wire insulation and life-saving blood bags to energy-efficient windows. The vinyl polymer is extremely versatile and can be formulated to be rigid or flexible; transparent or opaque; black, white, or vividly colorful. (Chinese language version)
Geon Vinyl: A Responsible Choice - English
Brochures & Product Information
Vinyl plays a vital role in your everyday life - from fire-safe wire insulation and life-saving blood bags to energy-efficient windows. The vinyl polymer is extremely versatile and can be formulated to be rigid or flexible; transparent or opaque; black, white, or vividly colorful. (English language version)
White Paper: CPSIA Questions & Answers
White Paper
Guidance on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for small businesses, resellers, crafters and charities
Case Study - Geon Non-Phthalate Improves Automotive Grab Handles
Case Study
Durable SUV grab handles made with recyclable, Geon™ Non-Phthalate flexible vinyl
Geon Flexible Vinyl: TSR50 Extruding Flexible Geon Vinyls into Profiles
Technical Service Report
Technical Service Report 50: Extrusion equipment, extruder requirements, screw design, breaker plates and screens, dies for flexible PVC, cooling and sizing and troubleshooting guide
Case Study - Label Printer Engineered Materials
Case Study
PolyOne products improve manufacturing of a media guide bar, handle component, gears and printer frames
Edgetek Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Applicable to multiple products; injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design, and troubleshooting recommendations
EdgeTek Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Case Study - Power Shielding Loop
Case Study
Edgetek™ used in place of thermoset epoxy to formulate a polyamide-based product to meet the required electrical conductivity
Case Study - Rifle Rail Skins Get a Makeover
Case Study
Arms manufacturer LWRC International, LLC, switches to Edgetek™ high performance material for M4 semi-automatic rifle rail skin
Edgetek AT Acetal Compounds Brochure
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek AT Injection Molding Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and startup/shutdown recommendations
Edgetek AT Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Chemicals and resistance values
Edgetek AT Product Selector
Product Selection Guide
Typical properties of Edgetek Reinforced, Impact modified and ATX XXXX Color
Edgetek AT Trouble Shooting Guide
Troubleshooting Guide
Problems, causes and solutions
Edgetek Tritan Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, and drying conditions
Edgetek Tritan Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, design features, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek XT ABS Tritan Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions and moisture level
Edgetek XT High Performance Polycarbonate Polyester Alloys Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek XT Tritan ABS Product Bulletin GPS
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Gravi-Tech Compounds
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Gravi-Tech High Density Compounds Processing Guide (Brief Version)
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters
Gravi-Tech High Density Compounds Processing Guide (Extended Version) - Chinese
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and troubleshooting recommendations (Chinese language version)
Gravi-Tech High Density Compounds Processing Guide (Extended Version) - English
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and troubleshooting recommendations (English language version)
Gravi-Tech Product Bulletin - Chinese
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications (Chinese language version)
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)
Video: Lead Replacement to Achieve Radiation Shielding in Healthcare
Webinars & Videos
Lead replacement to achieve radiation shielding in healthcare
Case Study - Ergonomic Computer Mouse
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used to create ergonomic computer mouse with soft-touch qualities
LubriOne Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Product Selection Guide LubriOne North America
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Case Study - Alternative Solution for Category Cables
Case Study
Maxxam™ FR Polypropylene Solutions provide cost savings and improve processing capabilities
Case Study - Engine Cover Gets Eco-Friendly Metallic Effects
Case Study
Pre-colored Maxxam FX Metal polypropylene eliminates VOCs and painting for cost savings and a lower carbon footprint
Maxxam FR Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Maxxam Homopolymer Product Table
Product Selection Guide
Physical, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties
Case Study - Automotive Supplier Drives Value and Performance
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 Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, resins, fillers, additives, markets and end-use applications
Maxxam Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Case Study - Automotive Supplier Switches from Steel to Nylon
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
Case Study - Seat Belt Guide
Case Study
A customized polymer compound and improved tool design eliminate part quality issues and decrease scrap rates
Case Study - Swiss Army™ Knife Updates Material
Case Study
Bergamid™ Polymer Formulations and GLS™ TPEs provide comfort and usabililty in iconic pocket knife
Nylon Solutions Product Selection Guide - Chinese
Product Selection Guide
Customized features and shelf grades of Bergamid™ and Nymax™ (Chinese language version)
Nylon Solutions Product Selection Guide - English
Product Selection Guide
Customized features and shelf grades of Bergamid™ and Nymax™ (English language version)
Nymax 1200 Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Nymax 600 Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Nymax Nylon Compounds Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Nylon and polyamide compounds description, characteristics, 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
reSound FR Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level
reSound Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level
reSound Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Made with bio-derived polymers and designed for durable applications; performance property matrix, markets, and end-use applications
Case Study - Stat-Tech Formulating a Solution
Case Study
Conductive pipettes created with processing ease, superior toughness and repeatable performance
Stat-Tech Electrically Conductive Compounds
Application Bulletin
Conductive pipette tips application description, key requirements and challenges
Stat-Tech Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Stat-Tech Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Case Study - New Polymer Solutions Take the Heat in Automotive LED Lighting
Case Study
Therma-Tech™ thermally conductive materials improve cooling and deliver manufacturing efficiencies for luxury sedan headlamp
Product Bulletin Therma-Tech Thermal Management Compounds
Product Bulletin
Thermoplastic solutions for thermal management applications description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Therma-Tech Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
White Paper: Managing Heat with Polymers in LED Lighting
White Paper
Managing heat and design in LED lighting with specialty engineered thermoplastics
White Paper: Metal Replacement with Thermoplastics in Heat-Sensitive Applications
White Paper
Heat management fundamentals, theoretical case study, development and characterization of thermally conductive plastics, and application examples
Case Study - Manufacturer Grows Market Share with Lead-Free Products
Case Study
Kalas manufacturing eliminates lead by switching to environmentally responsible vinyl-based compounds and color concentrates
Color and Additive Concentrates for Wire and Cable Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Product selection guide for wire and cable applications in energy, automotive, telecommunications and striping
Case Study - Color Boosts Quality, Efficiency
Case Study
OnColor™ HC Colorants used to streamline color development and production of dental floss containers
OnColor HC Plus Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 bio-compatibility requirements; product description, value and applications
Case Study - Boosting Style, Reducing Cost
Case Study
Smartbatch FX adds metallic style and improves cost performance of exterior automotive trim
Case Study - Fabric Effect for Automotive Interior
Case Study
Specialty color and additive concentrate developed that uses carbon fiber to produce desired effect for automotive interior
Case Study - Optimizing Liquid Dosing Adapters
Case Study
Liquid dosing adapters from Andwin Scientific created with Dynaflex™ and Synprene™
GLS Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
General and tensile properties, regulatory standards, bonding capabilities and process details for TPEs
GLS™ TPE Infant Care Solutions 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 - English
Product Selection Guide
Ideal TPEs for safe, durable and regulatory compliant applications like pacifiers, bottles and bathtubs (English language version)
TPE 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
TPE Overmold Design Guide
Design Guide
Guide to overmolding material selection, part and mold design, material handling and preparation, TPE injection molding, processing, maximizing adhesion and troubleshooting
TPE Packaging Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
TPEs for soft touch packaging solutions
Case Study - Medical Pump Valve
Case Study
Medical pump valve insert redesigned with custom formulations of Dynalloy™ OBC and Versaflex™ TPE
Case Study - Acqua Plose
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used in liner for aluminum cap to keep water tasting fresh
Case Study - Solving a Sticky Situation for Contact Lens Container
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used to create adhesion resistant contact lens container at a low material cost
Case Study - Video Game Controller Grips
Case Study
Glow-in-the-dark controller grips gain comfortable advantage with TPE
GLS Healthcare Industry Bulletin
Industry Bulletin/Overview
Product selector guide for TPEs for Healthcare Applications
GLS Versaflex Flexible Bonding for Healthcare
Technical Bulletin
Henkel LOCTITE® and GLS™ Versaflex™ product information, USP VI & ISO 10993-4,5 compliant solutions and testing details
TPEs for Portable Speakers - Chinese
Product Bulletin
TPEs for portable speakers as a gasket and overmold applications for water and dust protection (Chinese language version)
TPEs for Portable Speakers - English
Product Bulletin
TPEs for portable speakers as a gasket and overmold applications for water and dust protection (English language version)
Trilliant HC/ Versaflex OM Joint Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Properties of Trilliant™ HC and Versaflex™ TPE for disinfectant resistant applications
Versaflex HC Overmold Grades - Chinese
Application Bulletin
Average peel strength and benefits of Versaflex™ HC TPEs for overmolded medical devices (Chinese language version)
Versaflex HC Overmold Grades - English
Application Bulletin
Average peel strength and benefits of Versaflex™ HC TPEs for overmolded medical devices (English language version)
Versaflex Protective Film Technical Bulletin - Chinese
Technical Bulletin
Product description, benefits, markets, applications and physical properties of solutions for surface protection films (Chinese language version)
Versaflex Protective Film Technical Bulletin - English
Technical Bulletin
Product description, benefits, markets, applications and physical properties of solutions for surface protection films (English language version)
Versaflex VDT Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Vibration damping material details and DMA temperature/frequency testing
Case Study - Off Road Cargo Rack
Case Study
Form meets function with new ATV cargo rack materials
Case Study - Productivity Boost for Medical Hose Manufacturer
Case Study
Versalloy™ reduces cost of polypropylene hose with lower specific gravity, higher flow than competitive TPV
Case Study - Therapy Device Gains a Sure Grip
Case Study
Versalloy™ used to provide brand distinction and durability
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