PolyOne to Market Dow Corning’s Silicone Products for Medical Device Applications

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) and Dow Corning confirmed today that PolyOne will distribute Dow Corning silicone products to healthcare device manufacturers and fabricators in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Dow Corning's silicone elastomers are used in a variety of medical device applications including, electrocardiogram (EKG) tabs, catheters, angioplasty balloons, and medical grade O-rings, tubing, stoppers and closures, among many other healthcare applications.

"PolyOne is recognized throughout North America for its dependable distribution and quality customer service and we look forward to working with this industry leader to provide superior products and service," said Carol Pudnos, Dow Corning global Healthcare industry director. "Increased access to our materials and technology will enable our customers to further address evolving healthcare megatrends such as aging population and the rise of chronic diseases."

The agreement adds the first non-thermoplastic solution to PolyOne Distribution's healthcare portfolio.

"The addition of Dow Corning silicone products will expand PolyOne's ability to provide customer value by helping healthcare device manufacturers and processors streamline logistics and simplify inventory management," said Michael L. Rademacher, president, PolyOne Distribution. "Dow Corning's specialty offerings hold a distinctive position in the healthcare industry and are an excellent complement to our expanding healthcare solutions portfolio."

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