PolyOne Corp., a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has renamed its vinyl business segment to Geon Performance Polymers. The business is working to capitalize on specialty applications such as innovative surface finishes and colors for appliances, high-performance commercial graphic films, protective coatings for rigid food packaging, and various healthcare applications.

PolyOne Corp., a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has renamed its vinyl business segment to Geon Performance Polymers. This business group will continue to report to Robert M. Rosenau, senior vice president and general manager.

The business reportedly is working to capitalize on specialty applications such as innovative surface finishes and colors for appliances, heat-resistant compounds used to replace copper in plumbing and industrial uses, high-performance commercial graphic films, protective coatings for rigid food packaging, and various healthcare applications in the wound care and medical devices segments.

The Geon Performance Polymers segment includes Geon™ Compounds, which is the new name for PolyOne’s Vinyl Compounds business, as well as Specialty Coatings and Resins.

For more information, visit www.polyone.com.