Avon Lake, Ohio – April 16, 2020 – Today GEON Performance Solutions, a global leader in the formulation, development and manufacture of performance polymer solutions, announced the launch of Project Collaboration, an opportunity for companies to take advantage of the intellectual and manufacturing know-how of the GEON workforce to support the fight against COVID-19.
For the next 90 days, GEON will offer its expertise, at no cost, to small- and medium-sized companies that have issues meeting demand; barriers getting virus-related products to market; or have ideas to fight the pandemic but limited resources to implement them.
“GEON has the knowledge, expertise and assets to help companies get products to market and make a significant impact on minimizing the spread of the virus,” said GEON CEO Tracy Garrison. “Our team wants to do its part to support our communities in this time of dire need. Through Project Collaboration, we hope businesses can develop products more quickly and get them into the hands of those who need them most.”
Project Collaboration may take a variety of forms depending on the needs of the individual company, including:
- Rapid acceleration of custom formulas
- Mold design support for healthcare and medical devices
- Global connectivity to thousands of raw material suppliers, producers and manufacturers
- Supply chain expertise to address the fast-changing environment
- Accelerated pilot scale compounding
- Commercial guidance for development of marketing/sales tools
“There are companies out there with great ideas but limited know-how to manage one or more aspects of the design, development, manufacturing or distribution process,” said Larry Shaw, GEON Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “We hope these companies will contact us so we can share our expertise and collaborate to make their idea a reality.”
Companies interested in working with GEON may contact the company today at 1-800-Get-GEON or visit us at https://geon.com/project-collaboration/. A team member will be available to discuss the idea and determine next steps.
ABOUT GEON Performance Solutions
GEON Performance Solutions is a global leader in the formulation, development and manufacture of performance polymer solutions. With a portfolio of highly adaptable vinyl and polyolefin polymer
technologies as well as a full-service manufacturing business, GEON combines three powerful traditions into a single, customer-focused business. GEON Performance Solutions is a leading innovator in the development of performance material solutions for a broad range of markets including appliances, building & construction, electronics, healthcare, transportation, wire & cable and more. GEON Performance Solutions has 1,100 global associates and 12 world class manufacturing plants with headquarters in a western suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Please visit us at www.geon.com to learn more. GEON Performance Solutions is a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners.
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