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A. Schulman At NPE 2012: Bringing Performance, Appearance And Processing To The Surface With Additive And Color Concentrates

AKRON, Ohio, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading global supplier of engineered plastics, masterbatches, specialty powders and distribution services, will feature "Surface Solutions – Bringing Performance, Appearance and Processing to the Surface" at NPE 2012 in Orlando, Florida, April 1 to 5.  Visitors to Booth 15000 in the South Hall will learn how Polybatch ® Surface Solutions provide unique combinations of technical, operational and economic benefits in rigid and flexible packaging.

A. Schulman's Surface Solutions are enabling masterbatches designed to provide custom aesthetics and tailored control over complex performance, appearance and processing challenges faced by packaging designers.

Surface Solutions impart visual impact, powerful shelf presence and global brand consistency in rigid applications.  In flexible packaging, Surface Solutions provide design flexibility to control aesthetics, impart texture and tailor functionality of critical film surfaces.

Examples on display at NPE include:
  • Visual and textural enhancements, including Papermatch ® synthetic paper concentrates, PLA opacifiers and DUL matte compounds for polypropylene, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate and polyamide
  • Custom color, combined with dramatic special effect treatments, to provide design flexibility to tailor appearance in extrusion blow molding, sheet and injection molding.

The featured products fall under the Company's well-respected POLYBATCH ®, POLYBLAK ®, POLYWHITE ®, PAPERMATCH ® and DUL ® brand names. 

"As a global leader with combined strengths in color technology and high-quality additive masterbatches, we are well-positioned to support growth of the packaging industry," said Chris Kerscher, A. Schulman's Masterbatch Marketing Manager.  "Our portfolio of Surface Solutions is enabling new developments in applications ranging from oriented films to blow molded bottles.  Designers and engineers are leveraging internal expertise for the core structure and embracing the flexibility of A. Schulman's Surface Solutions on the skins.  Collaborative development is leading to impressive product developments."

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


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