PolyOne expanding the development of 3D printing materials

PolyOne, a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions is participating in a three year development project with university and industry experts. The target area for this collaboration is to develop advanced polymer materials that will be used in specialty applications for the aerospace and automotive industry.

Ohio Third Frontier, the creator of the initiative granted US$ 3 million to this technology based economic initiative via the University of Dayton Research Institute. Other participants include GE Aviation, Rapid Prototype & Manufacturing Inc. (RP+M) and Stratasys.

“We are honored to be part of this collaborative project and provide our formulation expertise to develop these specialty applications,” said Dr. Christopher Murphy, vice president, research and development, and chief innovation officer, PolyOne Corporation. “We look forward to working with the other project participants in Ohio to bring these new innovations to market.”

About PolyOnePolyOne Corporation, with 2011 revenues of $2.9 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 go to