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A. Schulman At NPE 2012: Focus On Performance For Industrial Fluid Management Applications

AKRON, Ohio, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading global supplier of engineered plastics, masterbatches and specialty powders, will be featuring an array of products for fluid management systems featuring Schulamid®  Nylon 612 at NPE 2012 in Orlando, Florida, April 1-5 in the South Hall, Booth 15000.  Visitors will see how A. Schulman products, including Schulamid® Nylon 612, improve performance in fluid management applications.

The Company has launched Schulamid® 612 IC 4005W for industrial fluid management applications such as pneumatic tubing, protective cable jacketing, liquids transport, etc., for automation, materials handling and chemical processing.  The product can be extruded in smooth and corrugated mono-layer and multi-layer tubing constructions and provides:

  • Burst pressure 10% higher than PA 12
  • Heat resistance up to 20% higher than PA 12
  • Excellent cold temperature impact strength
  • Superior chemical and hydrolysis resistance
  • High ductility and flexibility
  • Stable high-speed extrudability without die build-up

Schulamid® 612 IC 4005W is available globally in natural, black or a variety of custom colors.  This product was developed in collaboration with A. Schulman's technical teams in Germany and the United States, and in close cooperation with several global Tier 1 fluid management systems providers.  A. Schulman's new state-of-the-art fluid systems tubing applications lab in Kerpen, Germany, will be able to provide customized tubing constructions for performance evaluation.

"This is another extension to our successful line of Schulamid®  Nylon 612 products.  We are uniquely positioned to provide global technical support for our customers in these markets.  We are continuing our development of products for this market segment to include high-temperature, high-strength, chemically resistant compounds based on polymers such as PPA and PPS," said Jeff McCoy, Senior Business Manager, NA Engineered Plastics Business Unit. 

A. Schulman works with producers of specialty nylons and product manufacturers on application development; product selection, testing and validation; and manufacturability. Because of its expanded range of products and product development labs in Germany, the United States and Mexico, A. Schulman is able to serve a wide variety of markets.

About A. Schulman, Inc.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, A. Schulman is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins.  These materials are used in a variety of consumer, industrial, automotive and packaging applications.  The Company employs about 3,000 people and has 34 manufacturing facilities globally.  A. Schulman reported net sales of $2.2 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011.  Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.

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