PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions with operations in thermoplastic compounds, specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, thermoplastic resin distribution, and specialty polyvinyl chloride resins. Its Global Specialty Engineered Materials segment offers custom plastic formulations, and compounding services and solutions for processors of thermoplastic materials across various markets and end-use applications, as well as provides high-performance polymer compounds. The company?s Global Color, Additives, and Inks segment provides specialized color and additive concentrates, as well as inks and latexes. Its Performance Products and Solutions segment offers vinyl compounds, vinyl resins, and specialty coating materials based on vinyl to various manufacturers of plastic parts and consumer-oriented products, as well as provides materials testing and component analysis, custom compound development, colorant and additive, design assistance, structural analyses, process simulations, and extruder screw design services. The company?s PolyOne Distribution segment distributes engineering and commodity grade resins to custom injection molders and extruders. Its SunBelt Joint Venture segment produces chlorine and caustic soda. The company primarily serves durable goods, transportation, building and construction materials, packaging, wire and cable, healthcare, electrical and electronics, and textiles, as well as various industrial applications. PolyOne sells its products worldwide through direct sales personnel, sales agents, and distributors. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio.