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Smart Home Devices Rely on PolyOne’s Rigid Vinyl for Life-long Performance

Published on 2017-04-11. Author : SpecialChem

Halo Smart Device
Halo Smart Device
CLEVELAND -- PolyOne has recently worked with Halo Smart Labs in launching Halo and Halo+, devices that go beyond standard smoke alarms by combining home automation with safety technology. Halo offers smoke and carbon monoxide alerts, both visual and audio, along with remote notifications, 10-year battery back-up and optional severe weather alerts. These modern life savers rely on Resilience™ LS, PolyOne’s latest rigid vinyl material formulated for smart home (IoT) devices.

Ben Stagg, co-founder and CEO of Halo Smart Labs, said:
“Working with PolyOne gave us access to materials science, processing and design expertise that ultimately contributed to a more aesthetically pleasing, durable and efficiently produced Halo unit.”

PolyOne/Halo Smart Labs - Collaboration

Halo+ Smart Device
Halo+ Smart Device
Stagg connected with PolyOne for help with tough UL standard testing approvals and light dispersion issues in their initial design, problems that would jeopardize a planned 2016 product launch schedule. PolyOne’s team worked with engineers at Halo Smart Labs to incorporate two Resilience LS materials that would meet tough UL flame requirements and improve light distribution without disrupting the initial design parameters.

James Mattey, marketing director, Performance Products and Solutions at PolyOne, said:
“We enjoy collaborating on challenging applications that can take advantage of the breadth of our solutions and services. Our Resilience materials were developed with smart devices in mind, and we combine the material formulations with comprehensive support to help our customers launch products faster.”

Resilience Materials

  • Resilience LS options include both housing and reflector materials that meet strict UL regulations up to 5VA for flame retardancy, and long term color stability to provide many years of lasting color. 
  • Also featured are lens materials, which provide the diffusion, needed to disperse harsh LED hot spots.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2016 revenues of $3.3 billion, is among the premier providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.

About Halo Smart Labs

Halo Smart Labs develops life-safety products for the Smart Home/IoT market. Its Halo smoke alarms include many innovations, like proactive audio and visual alerts, remote notifications, 10-year battery back-up and severe weather alerts, while proprietary algorithms help to significantly reduce false alarms. Winning awards at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the 2016 International Builder Show and recognition by Consumer Reports has built excitement for its launch.

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Source: PolyOne Corporation
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