New Colorants and Additives for Biodegradable Plastics

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today introduced its new OnColor(TM) BIO Colorants and OnCap(TM) BIO Additives for use in biodegradable polymers such as polylactide (PLA), polyhydroxybutyrate- valerate copolymer (PHBV), polybutylene succinate (PBS), polybutylene adipate- co-terephthalate (PBAT) and starch blends

"We developed these new colorants and additives in direct response to requests from our customers around the world for products based on sustainable materials," said John Van Hulle, vice president and general manager, North American Color for PolyOne color and additives products and services. "OnColor BIO Colorants and OnCap BIO Additives enable our customers to manufacture products with low environmental impact."

OnColor BIO Colorants are available in a wide range of transparent and opaque colors. The OnCap BIO Additives product line includes denesting, antistatic, slip, antiblock, UV protection, blue tone and anti-fog additives. PolyOne also offers OnColor Smartbatch(TM) BIO masterbatches, which combine OnColor BIO Colorants and OnCap BIO Additives into a single masterbatch. In addition to offering several standard product grades, PolyOne can customize an OnColor BIO Colorant or OnCap BIO Additive to meet a customer's specific processing need or end-use application.

PolyOne's OnColor BIO Colorants and OnColor BIO Additives are ideal for a variety of end-use applications, such as shopping and garbage bags, food and beverage packaging, bottles and caps. These new colorants can be used in extrusion and blow molding processes and meet several global industry and composting standards, including EN 13432 (European Union), ASTM D6400 (U.S.A.), BPS GREENPLA (Japan) and DIN CERTCO (Germany).

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