Specialty polymer materials maker
) said that its ECCOH low smoke and fume, non-halogen ("LSFOH")
flame-retardant materials have helped boost the performance of
specialty cables made by the LEONI Group.
PolyOne's ECCOH high performance solutions have helped LEONI to
improve durability, resistance and function of communication cables
for oil and gas rigs. Moreover, technical supports from the company
allowed LEONI to speed up time-to-market for the specialty cables.
ECCOH, which is available globally, has been designed for
flame-retardant applications. These flame-retardant materials are
well-suited for environments where smoke mitigation is of
particular concern. ECCOH enabled LEONI to make tougher, more
chemically resistant cables for extreme conditions and meet high
PolyOne is a leading provider of specialized polymer materials,
services and solutions with annual sales of $3.8 billion. The
company, in Jun 2014, was selected by medical polymer solutions
provider Biomerics as the exclusive distributor for the latter's
Quadrathane, Quadraflex and Quadraplast medical-grade thermoplastic
polyurethanes in North America.
Strong momentum in PolyOne's Specialty platform coupled with
synergies from the Spartech acquisition led to healthy double-digit
rise in revenues and earnings in first-quarter 2014. The company
remains optimistic to achieve its adjusted earnings target of $2.50
per share by 2015 and double-digit earnings per share growth over
the next several years.
PolyOne has a strong innovation pipeline with unique,
differentiated solutions for high-growth markets such as health
care, transportation, consumer and packaging that are expected to
drive growth in the years to come.
PolyOne is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock.
Other companies in the specialty chemicals space worth considering
KMG Chemicals Inc.
Kuraray Co. Ltd.
A. Schulman, Inc.
). While KMG Chemicals holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), both
Kuraray and A. Schulman retain a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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