Polymers and Materials in Cleveland Plus
Ohio is the leader in compounding chemicals and materials, with
more than 400 companies that are dedicated to this
industry. The Cleveland Plus region is an ideal environment for
polymer and materials companies with outstanding access to
customers, suppliers and financial resources. We connect
world-class materials research with business assets that enable the
development and manufacture of products in global demand.
Our polymer and materials cluster is
thriving as companies around the globe discover our unwavering
commitment to this industry and its related strategic industries –
electronics, energy, automotive, biomedical, construction,
manufacturing, communications, food processing and more.
To learn more about the Polymers and Materials industry in the Cleveland Plus region, download our single sheet.
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- A. Schulman
- Bridgestone Corporation
- Eaton Corporation
- Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
- Lubrizol Corporation
- OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
- Parker Hannifin Corporation
- PolyOne Corporation
- Sherwin-Williams Company
MAGNET assists advanced materials manufacturers, as well as
other manufacturers, in adopting innovative manufacturing
strategies and techniques.
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.
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
The National Composites Center develops advanced manufacturing
technologies to provide the industry and consumers with
high-performance materials that last longer and cost less.
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 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
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.