PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution, and specialty vinyl resins. The company operates in four segments: Global Specialty Engineered Materials; Global Color, Additives, and Inks; Performance Products and Solutions; and PolyOne Distribution. The Global Specialty Engineered Materials segment offers custom polymer formulations, services, and solutions for designers, assemblers, and processors of thermoplastic materials across various markets and end-use applications. The Global Color, Additives, and Inks segment provides specialized color and additive concentrates, as well as inks and latexes. The 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. This segment also provides materials testing and component analysis, custom compound development, colorant and additive, design assistance, structural analyses, process simulations, and extruder screw design services, as well as offers contract manufacturing services to resin producers and polymer marketers. The PolyOne Distribution segment distributes approximately 3,500 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins to custom injection molders and extruders. The company primarily serves appliance, consumer, healthcare, transportation, building and construction, packaging, wire and cable, electrical and electronics, industrial, and textiles markets. PolyOne Corporation 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.