PolyOne Advanced Composites

This portfolio of high-performance continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic and thermoset technologies serves applications requiring high strength-to-weight ratios, stiffness, and dimensional stability across a broad range of market applications. The company consists of the trademarked Glasforms, Gordon Composites and Polystrand businesses.

33587 Walker Rd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012 US

Additional Locations:
Polystrand: 8375 Highfield Parkway
Englewood, CO 80112 US

Glasforms: 3968 Valley East Industrial Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35217 US

Gordon Composites: 2350 Air Park Way
Montrose, CO 81401 US

PolyOne Corporation


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PolyOne, Edwards Design and Fabrication ballistic shelter panels.

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Product Categories of PolyOne Advanced Composites

  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • RTP sheet, continuously reinforced
    • Tape
  • Compounds
    • Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
    • Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Continuous laminating
    • Other thermoplastics fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Filament winding
    • Pullwinding
    • Pultrusion
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Composite Structures & Components
  • Armor, composite
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
  • Profiles
  • Rods
  • Tubes
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, structual design