CLEVELAND, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — PolyOne Corporation
announced that PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers has been chosen
by ExxonMobil Chemical Company to be its primary marketing
specialist for thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) medical products
made using ExxonMobil Chemical’s Santoprene™ TPV.
Under the global agreement, GLS will use Santoprene TPV medical
grades to make custom compounded formulations marketed under the
GLS brand. In addition, the agreement also names PolyOne
Distribution as an authorized distributor in North America and
PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers as an authorized distributor
in Europe for unmodified Santoprene TPV medical grades, which are
used in applications that do not require custom formulations.
Walter Ripple, general manager, PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic
Elastomers, commented, “We are extremely pleased to have a product
and brand as well-respected as Santoprene TPV in our healthcare
product portfolio. We look forward to marketing Santoprene TPV and
Santoprene TPV-based compounds to this key growth industry.”
PolyOne Corporation, with 2009 annual revenues of $2.1 billion,
is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services
and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA,
PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information
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