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1/1/2010

A. Schulman Buys ICO, Inc.

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

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Compounder A. Schulman, Inc., Akron, Ohio, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Houston-based compounder ICO, Inc. ICO provides custom compounding and grinding services, specializing in serving rotomolders with custom resins and masterbatches. It has five plants in the U.S. and 15 more in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil. Its subsidiaries include Wedco (custom grinding) and Bayshore Industrial (filled compounds and concentrates). This past year, ICO took over much of the rotomolding business of Chroma Corp., McHenry, Ill. ICO adds about $300 million in revenues to Schulman’s $1.3 billion. (713) 351-4100 • icopolymers.com (800) 662-3751 • aschulman.com

A. Schulman, Inc.
3550 W Market St. Akron, OH 44333
Phone (330) 666-3751 

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