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About Avient

Historic Transformation, Inspired Future

Avient Corporation was originally established as PolyOne Corporation in 2000 through the consolidation of two companies in the materials industry. The early years were challenging as the company struggled to find or create its identity as a combined enterprise.That changed in 2006 when we embarked on a specialty transformation driven by our four-pillar strategy of Specialization, Globalization, Commercial Excellence and Operational Excellence.

As the company evolved into specialty areas, we focused on putting our customers and their needs first, then looking inward to make a difference. Coincident with the transformational acquisition of the Clariant Color business in 2020, we branded the collective enterprise Avient—a new name for a new kind of materials company.

In 2022, we dramatically advanced our specialty journey and expanded our materials offering with two transformational portfolio moves. We completed the acquisition of the protective materials business of DSM, including the Dyneema® brand, the World’s Strongest Fiber™. Also, we divested our Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.

Today, we are a leading formulator of specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Our offerings include specialty engineered materials, performance fibers, advanced composites, and color and additive systems.

Headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio, Avient employs approximately 9,700 people at manufacturing sites and technical labs in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Avient Protective Materials

On September 1, 2022, we completed the purchase of the protective materials business of DSM (including the Dyneema® brand), now called Avient Protective Materials. The foundation of Avient Protective Materials (APM) is the renowned technology and globally admired brand of Dyneema®, the World’s Strongest Fiber™.

This ultra-lightweight specialty fiber, 15 times stronger than steel, is used in demanding applications, such as personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, industrial safety, and outdoor sports. The business includes six production facilities, four R&D centers, and approximately 1,000 employees worldwide.

People on a sail boat

“We protect people and the environment they live in.”

With the addition of Avient Protective Materials, we have:

  • Expanded our composites and specialty engineered fibers portfolio
  • Increased our presence in Defense, Energy, Consumer and Industrial markets
  • Added to our sustainable solutions portfolio from protective materials to marine infrastructure applications, including the first ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber

From responsible manufacturing practices to innovative sustainable solutions, the addition of Avient Protective Materials not only advances our specialty portfolio, it also complements Avient’s approach to sustainability.

Who We Are 

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2022 pro forma revenues of $3.7 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. As of December 31, 2022, Avient employed approximately 9,700 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit

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Our Vision 

At Avient, we create specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world.

Our Strategy 

Differentiates us through unique value-creating offerings to our customers.

Commercial Excellence 
Governs our activities in the marketplace to deliver extraordinary value to our customers.

Positions us to serve our customers consistently, everywhere in the world.

Operational Excellence 
Empowers us to respond to the voice of the customer with relentless continuous improvement.

Our Values 

Core Values 
Collaboration. Innovation. Excellence. 

These core values, which begin with our individual decisions and actions, focus our attention on putting the customer first by creating genuine value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We will uphold these values with the utmost integrity in all that we do.

Personal Values 
Integrity. Honesty. Respect. 

These personal values begin with each of us—the judgments and decisions we make as individuals affect the way Avient is viewed in the marketplace and in the communities where we work.