A. Schulman, Inc.

3637 Ridgewood Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44333 US

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K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power
K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.

K2016 Materials and Additives Developments from Polyscope, A. Schulman and Dow Corning
Polyscope, A. Schulman, Dow Corning highlighted new products and applications along with soon-to-be launched materials and additives.

A.Schulman To Acquire Citadel Plastics
In yet another acqusition, A.Schulman marks a significant strategic milestone as it continues to transform itself.

ADDITIVES: A.Schulman Acquires Prime Colorants
To grow its custom color capabilities, A.Schulman, Akron, Ohio, has made yet another acquisition, of color and additive concentrates maker Prime Colorants, Franklin, Tenn.

A. Schulman to Acquire Network Polymers
Acquisition expected to be completed in the next few months.

MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.

Wheat/Fiber PP Compounds

Materials: Automotive PP Compound Combines Glass & Wheat Fibers
A. Schulman Inc. in Akron, Ohio, commercialized the first wheat-fiber/PP compound last year to replace 20% talc-filled PP in an automotive part

A. Schulman Buys McCann Color
A. Schulman, Inc., is pursuing strategic growth in the North American masterbatch market by purchasing McCann Color, Inc.

A. Schulman Buys ICO, Inc.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Compounder A. Schulman, Inc., Akron, Ohio, has signed a definitive agreement to acqurie Houston-based compounder ICO, Inc.

Biodegradable TPEs from Italy
At NPE in Chicago, A.P.I.

Carbon-fiber/epoxy hood assembly

Automotive Plastics Adding More Value in Tough Times
The dramatic global downshifting in automotive manufacturing hasn’t put the brakes on plastics innovation, if recently announced developments are any indication.

New TPO Sheet is Stiff and Ductile
Two new thermoformable TPO sheet grades from A.

Auto interiors

Clear Road Ahead for TPOs, TPVs
Olefinic TPEs originally comprised only two classes of rubber-modified polypropylene, known as TPO and TPV. More recently, these have been supplemented by new types of olefinic elastomers that can be used on their own or as the rubber component in TPO/TPV compounds. Additionally, a small handful of specialty TPEs using olefinic matrices occupy niche applications.

Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.

Blow molded glass/PP stowable bed extender

Material and Process Developments Highlight SPE Automotive Awards
Custom backlighting with color-converting plastics and robotic extrusion of door seals won two categories of the 37th Innovation Awards presented in November by the SPE Automotive Div.

A new compact, ovenless molding technology from Innovex

Process Improvement Tools Starred at Fall Rotomolding Show
A new approach to faster cycles focuses on resin modification rather than mold or machine technology.

Ferro Plans Sale of Specialty Plastics
Ferro Corp., Cleveland, has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Specialty Plastics business unit to an unidentified buyer.

WIT applications are expanding into consumer products

Water Injection Molding: It's All Coming Together
Commercial applications in hollow-part molding with water—or water and gas—are starting to accelerate. They are driven by recent enhancements of process technology, equipment, and materials.

Product Categories of A. Schulman, Inc.

ABS
ABS/pvc Alloy
Acetal
Antiblocking Concentrates
Antioxidant Concentrates
Antistat Concentrates
Blowing Agents--Concentrates
Butadiene Styrene Copolymers (not Including Elastomers)
Color Concentrates, Solid
Custom Compounding, Formulating--Thermoplastics
Ethylene Copolymers and Alloys - Other
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Flame Retardant Concentrates
HDPE
Ionomers
LDPE
LLDPE
Nylon--Type 12
Nylon--Type 6
Nylon--Type 612
Nylon--Type 66
Other Styrene Copolymers
Polycarbonate
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PBT Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)
Polystyrene
Polysulfone
PPE/PS Alloys
Purging Compounds
PVC--Dispersion and Blending Resins
PVC--Flexible Compounds
PVC--Rigid Compounds
SAN
Slip Agent Concentrates
Styrene Maleic Anhydride (SMA)
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Polyester Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Urethane Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Vinyl Type
Thermoplastic Urethane (Non-Elastomeric)
UV Stabilizer Concentrates