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Making it Personal

Housewares & Accessories

Consumers are spending more time and money on their homes and want their goods and accessories to reflect their personal tastes. From spatulas to bath storage and everything in between, we can deliver high-quality solutions for this ever-expanding space.

We can provide products that will enhance ergonomics and create better user experiences. We can recommend additives for special effects and increased durability. And we will work with you to improve cycle time, assess manufacturing efficiencies and improve costs. Your results? Improved brand recognition, loyal customers, and greater market share. 

Applications

  • Home décor
  • Cookware
  • Table and countertop accessories
  • Cutlery
  • Storage and home organization
  • Bed & bath accessories

TECHNOLOGIES
RESOURCES
TECHNOLOGIES
Polymer Additives Thermoplastic Elastomers Vinyl Formulations
Percept™ Brand Protection Technologies OnFlex™ Thermoplastic Elastomers Geon™ Vinyl Plastisols
OnCap™ Laser Marking Additives Versaflex™ Thermoplastic Elastomers  
GSDI™ Silcocat™ Peroxide Dispersions for Silicone Versollan™ Thermoplastic Elastomers  
ColorMatrix NuAge Polypropylene Nucleating Agent Kraton Compounds  
Polymer Colorants Engineered Polymer Formulations  
OnColor BIO Colorants Bergadur™ Polyester Formulations  
OnColor™ Edgeglo™ Bright Edge Transparence Colorants Edgetek™ ABS, PC, PC/ABS Formulations  
OnColor™ FX™ Special Effects Edgetek™ AM High Heat Resistant Formulations  
OnColor™ Holographic Colorants Edgetek™ AT Acetal (POM) Formulations  
OnColor™ NiteBrite™ Glow in the Dark Colorants Edgetek™ PK PEEK Formulations  
OnColor™ PProTint™ Colorants for Clarified PP Edgetek™ SF PPS Formulations  
Smartbatch™ Color and Additive Concentrates Edgetek™ XT High Performance Copolyesters  
Smartbatch™ FX for Paint Replacement Gravi-Tech™ Lead Replacement Formulations  
Liquid Color Concentrates: ColorMatrix™ LubriOne™ Internally Lubricated Formulations  
GSDI™ Silcopas™ Colors for Liquid Silicone Rubber Maxxam™ Flame Retardant Polyolefin Formulations  
Stan-Tone™ ET Polyether Dispersions Maxxam™ Polyolefin Formulations  
  Nymax™ / Bergamid™ Polymer Formulations  
  OnForce™ LFT High Heat Resistant Formulations  
  reSound™ Biopolymer Formulations  
  Stat-Tech™ Static Dissipative & Electrically Conductive Formulations  
  Therma-Tech™ Thermally Conductive Formulations  
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Name Category Description  
ColorMatrix Fiber Colorants Product Bulletin - Chinese
Product Bulletin
ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorant Solutions combine advanced liquid color formulations with state-of-the-art, high-pressure metering equipment to enable late-stage injection of liquid color in polyester melt extrusion spin coloring processes. (Chinese language version)
ColorMatrix Fiber Colorants Product Bulletin - English
Product Bulletin
ColorMatrix™ Fiber Colorant Solutions combine advanced liquid color formulations with state-of-the-art, high-pressure metering equipment to enable late-stage injection of liquid color in polyester melt extrusion spin coloring processes. (English language version)
ColorMatrix Quick Guide to Liquid Color (Russian)
Product Selection Guide
Liquid color guide Russian
ColorMatrix Quick Guide to PET Packaging (Portuguese)
Product Selection Guide
ColorMatrix™ PET Packaging Guide Portugese
ColorMatrix Quick Guide to PET Packaging (Spanish)
Product Selection Guide
PET Packaging Quick Guide Spanish
Impress High Gloss Colorants Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, key characteristics, target market, applications and technology components 
Article: Counterfeiting, Are your devices at risk?
Article
From stethoscopes to syringes, the influx of imitation medical devices threatens to erode not only revenues, but also brand equity. Find out how to take action against these risks with authentication technologies. 
Color and Additives Solutions Overview
BU Overview
Customized color and additive solutions
Counterfeiting: How to Fight Back
Industry Bulletin/Overview
Learn how to protect your brand from counterfeiting with inks and dyes, holograms, polymer solutions and more. 
Percept Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Authentication technologies description, value and applications
White Paper: Anti-Counterfeiting - What Brand Owners Need to Know
White Paper
Counterfeiting is a serious and fast growing problem in business, but in this white paper, PolyOne outlines the detriments of counterfeiting, and what you can do to combat this phenomenon
Lasermarking Technical Bulletin
Technical Bulletin
Features and benefits of lasermarking for the wire and cable industry
OnCap FastMark Laser Marking Additives for Wire and Cable
Application Bulletin
Description of laser marking process and value of OnCap™ FastMark™ and Smartbatch™ additives in the wire and cable industry
OnCap FastMark Laser Marking Additives Program Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Challenges, solutions, implementation and application
GSDI Silicone Solutions
BU Overview
Next generation silicone solutions for a wide range of markets and applications, including automotive, consumer, healthcare, military and more
Silcocat Peroxide Product Info Sheet
Brochures & Product Information
Silcocat for silicone rubber characteristics, specifications and packaging information
Case Study - Automaker Optimizes Quality and Productivity
Case Study
Elastomeric insert for automotive supplier created with styrenic block polymers for UV stabilization
Case Study - Cardiac Device Exceeds Expectations
Case Study
Custom OnFlex™ TPE made for automated external defibrilllator (AED)
Case Study - Garden Sprayer Gets a Better Grip
Case Study
OnFlex-S used for overmolding handgrips onto ABS resin
Case Study - Halogens Removed from Electrical Junction Boxes
Case Study
Schneider Electric removes halogens from electrical junction boxes with use of OnFlex™ TPE
Case Study - OnFlex HVAC
Case Study
Equipment manufacturer heats up profits with a cool solution
GLS Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
General and tensile properties, regulatory standards, bonding capabilities and process details for TPEs
HVAC Automotive Applications
Application Bulletin
GLS OnFlex LO in automotive HVAC applications 
TPE Injection Molding Guide
Design Guide
Guide to part design, mold design, hot runner systems, overmolding, machine selection, material handling and preparation, processing conditions and troubleshooting
TPE Overmold Design Guide
Design Guide
Guide to overmolding material selection, part and mold design, material handling and preparation, TPE injection molding, processing, maximizing adhesion and troubleshooting
TPEs for Automotive HVAC Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Improve vehicle air quality with TPEs for automotive HVAC flaps
Case Study - Acqua Plose
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used in liner for aluminum cap to keep water tasting fresh
Case Study - Ergonomic Computer Mouse
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used to create ergonomic computer mouse with soft-touch qualities
Case Study - Medical Pump Valve
Case Study
Medical pump valve insert redesigned with custom formulations of Dynalloy™ OBC and Versaflex™ TPE
Case Study - Solving a Sticky Situation for Contact Lens Container
Case Study
Versaflex™ TPE used to create adhesion resistant contact lens container at a low material cost
Case Study - Video Game Controller Grips
Case Study
Glow-in-the-dark controller grips gain comfortable advantage with TPE
GLS Healthcare Industry Bulletin
Industry Bulletin/Overview
Product selector guide for TPEs for Healthcare Applications
GLS Versaflex Flexible Bonding for Healthcare
Technical Bulletin
Henkel LOCTITE® and GLS™ Versaflex™ product information, USP VI & ISO 10993-4,5 compliant solutions and testing details
GLS™ TPE Infant Care Solutions Guide - Chinese
Product Selection Guide
Ideal TPEs for safe, durable and regulatory compliant applications like pacifiers, bottles and bathtubs (Chinese language version)
GLS™ TPE Infant Care Solutions Guide - English
Product Selection Guide
Ideal TPEs for safe, durable and regulatory compliant applications like pacifiers, bottles and bathtubs (English language version)
Packaging Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
TPEs for soft touch packaging solutions
TPEs for Portable Speakers - Chinese
Product Bulletin
TPEs for portable speakers as a gasket and overmold applications for water and dust protection (Chinese language version)
TPEs for Portable Speakers - English
Product Bulletin
TPEs for portable speakers as a gasket and overmold applications for water and dust protection (English language version)
Trilliant HC/ Versaflex OM Joint Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Properties of Trilliant™ HC and Versaflex™ TPE for disinfectant resistant applications
Versaflex HC Overmold Grades - Chinese
Application Bulletin
Average peel strength and benefits of Versaflex™ HC TPEs for overmolded medical devices (Chinese language version)
Versaflex HC Overmold Grades - English
Application Bulletin
Average peel strength and benefits of Versaflex™ HC TPEs for overmolded medical devices (English language version)
Versaflex Protective Film Technical Bulletin - Chinese
Technical Bulletin
Product description, benefits, markets, applications and physical properties of solutions for surface protection films (Chinese language version)
Versaflex Protective Film Technical Bulletin - English
Technical Bulletin
Product description, benefits, markets, applications and physical properties of solutions for surface protection films (English language version)
Versaflex VDT Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Vibration damping material details and DMA temperature/frequency testing
Geon Rotational Molding Process TAB SC008
Processing Guides
Four stages within the rotational molding process
Geon Vinyl Plastisols: TAB SC002 Storage and Handling of Vinyl Plastisols
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Bulletin SC002: Proper handling and storage practices for vinyl plastisols to maximize shelf life
Geon Vinyl Plastisols: TAB SC003 Hot Melt Vinyl Plastisols
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Brief SC003: Processing equipment, master mold preparation, plastisol processing, pouring and properties
Geon Vinyl Plastisols: TAB SC004 Rotational Molding of Vinyl Plastisols
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Brief SC004: Overview of vinyl plastisol and starting points in setting up and running rotational molding of vinyl plastisol parts
Geon Vinyl Plastisols: TAB SC005 Applications of Primers and Vinyl Plastisols
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Bulletin SC005: Primer information, general vinyl plastisol properties, plastisol applications - dip coating, slush molding, rotational molding, dip molding, open molding and cast coating
Geon Vinyl Plastisols: TAB SC006 Hot Dip Coating of Vinyl Plastisols
Technical Bulletin
Part cleaning, part priming, part dipping, vinyl plastisol fusion, cooling the coated part, basic line design and basic dip tank design
Geon: Slush Molding Process TAB SC007
Processing Guides
Slush molding process explained
Specialty Coatings and Automotive Industry Bulletin
Brochures & Product Information
Geon™ Vinyl-Based specialty coatings and solutions for automotives
Vinyl Plastisols + Organosols: Emissions Generated During the Fusion of Vinyl Plastisols and Organosols
Technical Bulletin
Technical Assistance Bulletin SC001: Fumes and vapors emitted during baking or fusing of plastisols and organosols
Case Study - Boosting Style, Reducing Cost
Case Study
Smartbatch FX adds metallic style and improves cost performance of exterior automotive trim
Case Study - Fabric Effect for Automotive Interior
Case Study
Specialty color and additive concentrate developed that uses carbon fiber to produce desired effect for automotive interior
Case Study - Label Printer Engineered Materials
Case Study
PolyOne products improve manufacturing of a media guide bar, handle component, gears and printer frames
Edgetek Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Applicable to multiple products; injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design, and troubleshooting recommendations
EdgeTek Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Case Study - Power Shielding Loop
Case Study
Edgetek™ used in place of thermoset epoxy to formulate a polyamide-based product to meet the required electrical conductivity
Case Study - Rifle Rail Skins Get a Makeover
Case Study
Arms manufacturer LWRC International, LLC, switches to Edgetek™ high performance material for M4 semi-automatic rifle rail skin
Edgetek AT Acetal Compounds Brochure
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek AT Injection Molding Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and startup/shutdown recommendations
Edgetek AT Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Chemicals and resistance values
Edgetek AT Product Selector
Product Selection Guide
Typical properties of Edgetek Reinforced, Impact modified and ATX XXXX Color
Edgetek AT Trouble Shooting Guide
Troubleshooting Guide
Problems, causes and solutions
Edgetek Tritan Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, and drying conditions
Edgetek Tritan Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, design features, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek XT ABS Tritan Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions and moisture level
Edgetek XT High Performance Polycarbonate Polyester Alloys Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Edgetek XT Tritan ABS Product Bulletin GPS
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Gravi-Tech Compounds
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Gravi-Tech High Density Compounds Processing Guide (Brief Version)
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters
Gravi-Tech High Density Compounds Processing Guide (Extended Version) - Chinese
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and troubleshooting recommendations (Chinese language version)
Gravi-Tech High Density Compounds Processing Guide (Extended Version) - English
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters and troubleshooting recommendations (English language version)
Gravi-Tech Product Bulletin - Chinese
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications (Chinese language version)
Gravi-Tech Product Bulletin - Chinese
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications (Chinese language version)
Gravi-Tech Product Bulletin - English
Product Bulletin
Product description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications (English language version)
Video: Lead Replacement to Achieve Radiation Shielding in Healthcare
Webinars & Videos
Lead replacement to achieve radiation shielding in healthcare
LubriOne Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Product Selection Guide LubriOne North America
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Case Study - Alternative Solution for Category Cables
Case Study
Maxxam™ FR Polypropylene Solutions provide cost savings and improve processing capabilities
Case Study - Engine Cover Gets Eco-Friendly Metallic Effects
Case Study
Pre-colored Maxxam FX Metal polypropylene eliminates VOCs and painting for cost savings and a lower carbon footprint
Maxxam FR Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Maxxam Homopolymer Product Table
Product Selection Guide
Physical, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties
Case Study - Automotive Supplier Drives Value and Performance
Case Study
A customized compound, design services, and technical support from PolyOne combine to drive value and performance for an integrated HVAC ducting module
Maxxam Polyolefin Compounds Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Product description, characteristics, resins, fillers, additives, markets and end-use applications
Maxxam Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Case Study - Automotive Supplier Switches from Steel to Nylon
Case Study
Supplier HellermannTyton switched to heat-stabilized Bergamid B70 G30H Black TM-X polyamide to produce a seat fastener at lower cost, lower weight and with greater design flexibility
Case Study - Seat Belt Guide
Case Study
A customized polymer compound and improved tool design eliminate part quality issues and decrease scrap rates
Case Study - Swiss Army™ Knife Updates Material
Case Study
Bergamid™ Polymer Formulations and GLS™ TPEs provide comfort and usabililty in iconic pocket knife
Nylon Solutions Product Selection Guide - Chinese
Product Selection Guide
Customized features and shelf grades of Bergamid™ and Nymax™ (Chinese language version)
Nylon Solutions Product Selection Guide - English
Product Selection Guide
Customized features and shelf grades of Bergamid™ and Nymax™ (English language version)
Nymax 1200 Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Nymax 600 Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Nymax Nylon Compounds Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Nylon and polyamide compounds description, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
reSound Biopolymer Compounds 1200 Series Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level
reSound FR Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level
reSound Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Barrel temperatures, injection and screw recovery parameters, mold temperature, drying conditions, and moisture level
reSound Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Made with bio-derived polymers and designed for durable applications; performance property matrix, markets, and end-use applications
Case Study - Stat-Tech Formulating a Solution
Case Study
Conductive pipettes created with processing ease, superior toughness and repeatable performance
Stat-Tech Electrically Conductive Compounds
Application Bulletin
Conductive pipette tips application description, key requirements and challenges
Stat-Tech Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
Stat-Tech Product Selection Guide
Product Selection Guide
Product descriptions and properties
Case Study - New Polymer Solutions Take the Heat in Automotive LED Lighting
Case Study
Therma-Tech™ thermally conductive materials improve cooling and deliver manufacturing efficiencies for luxury sedan headlamp
Product Bulletin Therma-Tech Thermal Management Compounds
Product Bulletin
Thermoplastic solutions for thermal management applications description, value solution, characteristics, markets and end-use applications
Therma-Tech Processing Guide
Processing Guides
Injection molding parameters, startup and shutdown, mold design and troubleshooting recommendations
White Paper: Managing Heat with Polymers in LED Lighting
White Paper
Managing heat and design in LED lighting with specialty engineered thermoplastics
White Paper: Metal Replacement with Thermoplastics in Heat-Sensitive Applications
White Paper
Heat management fundamentals, theoretical case study, development and characterization of thermally conductive plastics, and application examples
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