ERJ staff report (LMH)
Cleveland - PolyOne Corp. has opened a state-of-the-art innovation centre at its Avon Lake, Ohio headquarters, the specialised polymer materials company said in a 12 May statement.
The facility will support PolyOne's global speciality platform customers with capabilities for application development, testing, process optimisation and colour matching, PolyOne said in the announcement. The company added that the new facility is a significant extension of its customer-focused resources, and represents a first-phase investment of over $3 million (Euro 2.1 million).
â€œThe Innovation Centre bridges the gap between concept and commercialisation for our customers, and enables them to cut development time while boosting their profitability,â€ said PolyOne ceo, Stephen Newlin.
Part of a network of ten customer-focused facilities around the world, PolyOne said the Avon Lake innovation centre was designed to provide an environment that facilitates creativity. Customers will interact with PolyOne's dedicated engineers and scientists in real time to streamline the product development cycle and foster innovation.
Customers will be able to obtain real-time colour matches, complete with sample chips, during their visit to the centre.
The US company also said that the centre facilities PolyOne's sustainability goals and that all furniture and seating is Greenguard certified, meaning that products have passed rigorous emissions standards for reduced chemical exposure and improved indoor air quality.
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Press release from PolyOne