MOSCOW (MRC) -- PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has launched Geon BIO Flexible Solutions, formulated with a bio-derived plasticizer and in compliance with phthalate-restrictive regulations, such as California's Prop 65 and the Consumer Product Safety Initiative Act of 2008 (CPSIA), said the producer on its site.
"At last, customers can avoid compromising performance to meet regulatory and sustainability objectives," said Michael Garratt, president, Performance Products and Solutions, PolyOne Corporation. "Customers benefit as this plant-based, truly non-phthalate flexible vinyl performs at levels equal to or better than materials containing traditional petroleum-based plasticizers."
Geon BIO materials are formulated with PolyOne's plant-based reFlex 300 plasticizer, which has been tested and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred Program to be 99% bio-based. In addition, specific Geon BIO healthcare formulations are pre-certified to meet biocompatibility requirements for United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI protocols.
Compared to other flexible vinyls, Geon BIO materials feature a wider processing window and enhanced thermal stability, which may improve manufacturing efficiency to deliver reduced production costs.
As MRC informed previously, last year, PolyOne Corporation presented its specialty portfolio for automotive interiors to designers and engineers. These advanced technologies, including soft-touch materials as well as colorants and special effects, enable customers to design new features that boost consumer appeal and reduce manufacturing complexity.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of USD3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution and specialty vinyl resins.