PolyOne Expands Range Of Non-Phthalate Textile Inks With New Multi-Purpose White

KENNESAW, Georgia — October 4, 2011 — PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today announced an innovative
addition to its line of non-phthalate Wilflex™ Epic™ Series Screen Printing Inks. The new offering,
Wilflex™ Epic™ Warrior LB White, is a general purpose, non-phthalate white that can be used as an
underbase flash white or as a highlight white on a variety of substrates. This high-performance
white, configured to work on both 100% cotton and the full range of poly/cotton blend combinations,
eliminates the need to stock multiple, general-purpose whites for specific textile blends.

Frank Burkus, marketing and technology director for PolyOne Wilflex Inks said, “This
expansion of our line of Wilflex Epic non-phthalate inks can increase the efficiency of our
customers’ ink rooms. PolyOne’s advanced, non-phthalate ink technology and focus on ink room
management helps our customers win in a highly competitive marketplace.”

Wilflex™ Epic™ Warrior LB White offers superior printability and a smooth, bright surface
with an excellent matte finish. The odorless ink has a fast flash time with low after-tack. It has
superior opacity and can be used where moderate bleed resistance is required.

Products in the Wilflex Epic ink line do not contain phthalates and are compliant with a
number of regulations, including:

  • CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) 2008, Section 101, Lead Content in Substrates
    (<100 ppm lead)
  • 16 CFR, Part 1303, Lead in Paint (<90 ppm lead)
  • CPSIA 2008, Section 108, Phthalates (<.1% DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP)
  • Eco-Passport Certified  

Wilflex™ Epic Warrior LB White is now commercially available in North America.

Posted on October 10, 2011

Source: PolyOne Corp.