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PolyOne And SANITIZED AG Collaborate On Healthcare Solutions

CLEVELAND, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Dusseldorf, 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.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2010 revenues of $2.6 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit our Web site at www.polyone.com.

About Sanitized

SANITIZED AG is a leading worldwide producer of antimicrobials for hygiene and material protection for textiles and plastics. SANITIZED AG is committed to responsible ecological practices with products that use only scientifically researched and registered antimicrobial active ingredients that have undergone strict, internationally approved risk assessments for people and the environment. The company also offers support for marketing and technical queries, comprehensive testing services, and a universally recognized brand and licensing concept. Please visit us at www.sanitized.com.

To access PolyOne's news library online, please go to www.polyone.com/news.

SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

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