A. Schulman, Inc.

3637 Ridgewood Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44333 US


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LyondellBasell to Acquire A.Schulman
Acquisition to create an industry-leading compounding business.

PP LFT structural active grille shutter

Winners of 2017 SPE Automotive Awards Wow with Many ‘Firsts’
Innovative, transferable, and intelligent use of thermoplastics capture eight of nine categories.

Braskem Green PE

First Biobased PE for Rotomolding
A. Schulman launches first biobased PE rotomolding compound.

Materials: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon 6 & 66
New compounds aimed at applications when components need to resist higher peak temperatures.

Dow Corning flexible LSR

LSR & TPE Summit Highlights Trends And New Materials
Among them: an LSR for 3D printing and low-VOC TPEs for auto interiors.

air-intake manifold

AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS: New Thermoplastic Solutions Redefine ‘Performance’ from All Angles
Lightweighting and resistance to heat, chemicals and weathering drive developments in thermoplastics for interiors, exteriors, underhood, powertrain and chassis.

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 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.

Product Categories of A. Schulman, Inc.

ABS/pvc Alloy
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
Nylon--Type 12
Nylon--Type 6
Nylon--Type 612
Nylon--Type 66
Other Styrene Copolymers
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PBT Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)
PPE/PS Alloys
Purging Compounds
PVC--Dispersion and Blending Resins
PVC--Flexible Compounds
PVC--Rigid Compounds
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