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08. March 2010

PolyOne continues to extend healthcare portfolio

PolyOne has announced several developments to expand its material solutions portfolio for the healthcare sector. In the third quarter of 2009 an agreement was reached to distribute DuPont’s SC (special control) portfolio for the healthcare industry.

In December 2009 the company announced the acquisition of New England Urethane, Inc. (NEU), a provider of engineered thermoplastics, ser­vices and solutions to the healthcare market. It was founded in 1988 and is based in North Haven, CT, USA. The purchase price of USD12 million includes an earn-out payable in 2011.

At the MD&M West, one of the largest medical design and manufacturing trade shows, PolyOne announced that it has added to its distribution portfolio BASF’s Ultrason (PSU, PESU, PPSU). These high-temperature polymers can be used in equipment requiring strength, chemical resistance and repeated exposure to certain sterilisation processes. PolyOne’s healthcare portfolio includes the GLS Versaflex HC MT grades, the Trilliant HC speciality blends based on Eastman Tritan copolyester, the OnColor gamma stable colour, and Geon HC vinyl compounds. In September 2009 PolyOne received the “Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Plastics in Medical Tubing & Catheters Product Line Strategy of the Year Award”. And in January it received the Supplier Excellence Award from the Conmed Linvatec Arthroscopy Unit.

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