MOSCOW (MRC) -- PolyOne has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group as an associate member. The Group is led by leading global clothing and footwear brands and is committed to steering the industry towards a goal to reduce discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020, as per the company's press release.
"Bringing associate members on board with a strong track record of delivering specialty solutions broadens our technical knowledge base," explains Cheryl Kreindler, ZDHC Program Manager. "PolyOne has already brought innovative ideas to the table in regards to reducing water consumption and contamination, which are major challenges for the industry."
"PolyOne is committed to environmentally sound practices, services and solutions that deliver value for our customers and the wider industries we serve," added John Van Hulle, president of global color, additives and inks for PolyOne. "Our textile industry expertise means we can apply existing solutions, and potentially shape new ones, that can contribute to achieving the ZDHC Group’s goals."
As MRC reported earlier, in 2014, PolyOne Corporation announced the addition of new capabilities to its OnColor HC Plus portfolio. These expanded offerings add medical-grade LDPE, nylon, PEBA, PS and PVC to the globally available palette of specialty healthcare colorants, and are pre-certified to meet or exceed biocompatibility requirements for ISO 10993 and/or USP Class VI protocols.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of USD3.8 billion, is a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions. PolyOne is a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution and specialty vinyl resins.