PolyOne Advanced Composites

The company consists of the trademarked Glasforms, Gordon Composites and Polystrand businesses. 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.

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.

PolyOne material featured in ballistic shelters development
Manufacturer Edwards Design and Fabrication works with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to apply PolyOne’s GlasArmor to military shelter systems.

PolyOne thermoset composite anti-ballistic panels

CAMX 2017 preview: PolyOne Advanced Composites
PolyOne Advanced Composites (Avon Lake, Ohio) is featuring its portfolio of continuous fiber thermoplastic and thermoset composite technologies.

The carbon fiber reclaimed from waste.

Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

Current state of the M&A and capital markets – sell, sell, SELL!!
Current market conditions suggest that 2017 should see sustained M&A activity, despite the 2016 reduction.

PolyOne’s carbon fiber underbody brace used for C7 Chevrolet Corvette
Advanced composite underbody braces (available as a performance upgrade for all C7 Corvettes) reportedly reduce weight and increase flexural stiffness versus aluminum.

PolyOne Advanced Composites lays groundwork for Polystrand and Gordon Composites
PolyOne Advanced Composites will include Polystrand, Gordon Composites and the company's existing Glasforms product line.

PolyOne acquires Polystrand, Gordon Composites
Specialty polymer giant PolyOne expands its presence in the composites industry with the $85.5 million acquisition of Colorado-based Polystrand and Gordon Composites.

Southern States selects PolyOne’s GlasArmor composite panels
The products protect and camouflage utility substations and other critical facilities and equipment to mitigate physical attacks.

Thermoplastic composites suspension featured on racecar
The Polystrand GT-Lite racecar recently completed its third racing weekend at the SCCA Majors event in Pueblo, Colo.

JEC World 2016: Fully recyclable sailboat hull demonstrator
Arkema (Colombes, France), in addition to news of its collaboration with Polystrand (Englewood, CO, US), had as the centerpiece of its stand a complete carbon fiber sailboat hull made with the company’s trademarked Elium liquid thermoplastic resin.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

How have composite bridges measured up?
The latest US highway bill includes a provision to assess performance of composite bridges built years ago, bridges that CW wrote about.

Opportunities for composites at AIA 2015
Key trends and new products on the floor at this year's American Institute of Architects show.

Arkema to offer Polystrand tapes
At the recent JEC event, Arkema announced it will offer Polystrand thermoplastic prepreg tapes as part of its product lineup.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

CAMX 2014 exhibit previews, part 2
With CAMX 2014 less than a week away (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.), CompositesWorld offers a final glimpse of some of the products, technologies and services that you will find in booths in the Exhibit Hall. During the show, we'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the CAMX Show Daily, which will be distributed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the show. Safe travels to Orlando and we look forward to seeing you at the conference and trade show.

CAMX 2014 preview: Polystrand
Polystrand (Englewood, Colo.) is featuring in its booth a vehicle suspension system made with thermoplasti composites as part of its partnership with PPG and SANLUIS Rassini, which is preparing the vehicle to compete in the Grand Touring Lite (GTL) classification in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Polystrand, PPG and SANLUIS Rassini collaborate on lightweighting technologies
The three companies join forces to prepare a sports car to showcase continuous fiber thermoplastic composites technologies. The car will compete in SCCA's GTL class.

The Composites Group strengthens senior management
Hector Diaz-Stringel, Dwight Morgan and Marc Imbrogno join top leadership at the Highlands Heights, Ohio-based supplier of thermoset molding compounds and molded composites.

SAMPE 2013 New Product Showcase
A review of new products introduced at the SAMPE 2013 exhibition.

Product Categories of PolyOne Advanced Composites

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing build materials
  • 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