23 März 2010

PolyOnes develops new sustainable biopolymer compounds

reSound™ was introduced at the International Home+Housewares Show

At the International Home + Housewares Show, PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, is displaying its new reSound™ biopolymer compounds for durable applications in booth S5121.

“Manufacturers are increasingly focused on reducing their carbon footprint to meet consumers’ growing desire for greener products,” said Rick Noller, Director of Global Marketing, Specialty Engineered Materials for PolyOne. “Until now, they had few options because biopolymers did not provide the desired performance properties. Our reSound compounds solve this dilemma by providing both a high percentage of renewable content and excellent mechanical properties.”

reSound™ biopolymer compounds incorporate up to 50 percent bio-derived content by weight, and offer increased sustainability without sacrificing performance. reSound compounds have a unique balance of temperature, impact and cost performance that enables manufacturers in the durable consumer products sector to reduce environmental impact of their products while delivering exceptional performance equal to or better than conventional engineering resins.

PolyOne is displaying samples of reSound biopolymer compounds, which combine high performance engineering thermoplastic resins with bio-derived polymers such as polylactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), and biopolyesters, at the Home + Housewares Show. The new materials will be commercially available worldwide at the end of March.

Further information
The International Home + Housewares exhibition, conducted annually by the International Housewares Association, showcases new products, technologies, and concepts for the home.

Source: PolyOne Corporation,, press release, 2010-03-15.

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