MANNHEIM, Germany – At the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference today, PolyOne announced new advanced polymer solutions and services to support manufacturing innovation and efficiency in the European transportation industry. This includes the launch of OnFlex™ LO thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), featuring reduced levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for vehicle interiors, and the availability of its IQ Design Labs service in Europe.
“PolyOne continues to introduce new polymer solutions and design services to help our customers innovate,” explained Holger Kronimus, vice president and general manager, Specialty Engineered Materials, Europe, at PolyOne. “Based on its success in North America, the IQ Design Labs service will now additionally support the creativity of Europe’s manufacturers and help them shrink the time required to introduce new products.”
PolyOne also introduced OnFlex LO specialty TPEs, which help automotive OEMs improve the driver experience by reducing the number of VOCs in vehicle interiors by up to 50 percent. Targeted applications include HVAC seals, buttons, controls, coin trays and drink holder mats.
Combining expertise in design, polymer science and manufacturing, IQ Design Labs works with customers in the early stages of product development to inspire creative designs that can be efficiently manufactured and successfully launched.
PolyOne’s automotive industry experts are available at stand 83A, March 9 and 10, at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Conference, Congress Center Rosengarten.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2015 revenues of $3.4 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 PledgeSM, 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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