PolyOne and SANITIZED AG Collaborate on Healthcare Solutions

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced an alliance with SANITIZED AG, a leading producer of antimicrobials with over 50 years of experience, to provide innovative, customizable polymer solutions for specialized healthcare and medical device applications.

PolyOne will utilize Sanitized® MedX antimicrobials in select formulations of WithStand™ Antimicrobial Solutions, which consist of active ingredients developed using proprietary technology that helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi on plastic surfaces. The news was released at the Compamed 2011 International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“PolyOne continues to align with leading global and innovative companies that help us better serve our customers,” said Craig M. Nikrant, senior vice president and president, Global Specialty Engineered Materials, PolyOne Corporation. “This alliance gives Sanitized the benefit of PolyOne's expertise in medical polymer formulation and our penetration in the healthcare market. In turn, PolyOne gains from Sanitized's unique bacteria protection technology.”

PolyOne WithStand™ solutions are ideal for healthcare applications, such as minimally invasive surgical device housings, respiratory and anesthesia devices, catheters, hospital furnishings and medical packaging.
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