This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

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


1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,712.66 +34.43 0.19%
S&P 500 2,061.02 +4.87 0.24%
NASDAQ 4,891.2190 +27.8570 0.57%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs