Polymers and Materials

  • A. Schulman
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • PolyOne Corporation
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Sherwin-Williams Company


MAGNET assists advanced materials manufacturers, as well as
other manufacturers, in adopting innovative manufacturing
strategies and techniques.

The Austen BioInnovation Institute

The Austen BioInnovation Institute is a strategic alignment
of institutional, state, federal and philanthropic support, is
working to pioneer the next generation of life-enhancing and
life-saving innovations that will transform the region into a model
for biomedical discovery and enterprise.

America Makes (Formerly known as The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute)

Headquartered in Youngstown, America Makes is a public-private
partnership of industry, academia, government and workforce
development resources that are collaborating to transition additive
manufacturing technology to the mainstream US manufacturing

National Polymer Innovation Center

National Polymer Innovation Center is a unique facility at The
University of Akron, that merges the college’s research
expertise with business partners to develop new devices and
materials for emerging industries.

Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center 

Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center develops chemical conversion
technologies to generate industrial products (such as lubricants
and adhesives) from raw materials that are grown in Ohio, such as
corn and soybeans.

Ohio Polymer Strategy Council

Ohio Polymer Strategy Council works to strengthen Ohio’s
polymer industry and establish global leadership in
technology-driven initiatives.

PolymerOhio, Inc. 

PolymerOhio, Inc. is a networking group providing a broad range
of value-added programs and services to increase global
competitiveness and stimulate the growth of Ohio’s polymer

  • The Cleveland Plus region employs more than 26,000 polymer
  • Over 2,500 engineering degrees were awarded from Northeast Ohio
    colleges and universities in 2012.