PolyOne Increases Long-Fibre Thermoplastics Production

A brand new, dedicated production line will be added at the company’s existing Avon Lake, Ohio production facility and will be fully operational by the end of February 2015.

Glass and carbon fibre-filled formulations retain aesthetic appeal in metal replacement and structural applications, while also offering higher stiffness, impact strength and surface finish than short-fibre filled materials.

The company, which had sales of $3.8 billion in 2014, has seen demand increase for lighter weight materials and the products being made from them. The company works closely with its customers to develop new and unique formulations to meet specific performance needs. This investment is aligned with current megatrends to better serve its customers in North America across several industries, including industrial, transportation, oil & gas, and shooting sports.