Profile: A Schulman Inc (SHLM.O)
24 Jun 2016
A. Schulman, Inc., incorporated on August 20, 1969, is a supplier of plastic formulations, resins, and services. The Company's segments include Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); United States & Canada (USCAN); Latin America (LATAM); Asia Pacific (APAC), and Engineered Composites (EC). The Company operates in six product families: custom performance colors (CPC), engineered composites, masterbatch solutions, engineered plastics, specialty powders and distribution services.
Custom Performance Colors
The Company offers powdered, pelletized and liquid color concentrates that are custom-designed to enhance thermoplastic resins. These concentrates are available separately, or can be combined with additives as a package providing additional functionality, such as weather resistance. The Company's offering of color solutions include a range of standard and customized colors; organic and inorganic pigments; high chroma colors in translucent or opaque formats, and special effects, including metallic, pearlescent (shimmer), thermochromatic (heat sensitive), photochromatic (light sensitive), fluorescent, phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) and interference (color shift) technologies.
The Company's engineered composites consists of compounds, which include thermoset bulk molding compounds (BMC), sheet molding compounds (SMC), thick molding compounds (TMC), and composite solutions for multi-national original equipment manufacturers and custom molders that use these products in injection and compression molding processes. In addition, engineered composites include vertically integrated molding and value-added post molding services. Engineered composite products primarily serve customers in the mobility, industrial and construction, consumer, electrical, energy, and healthcare and safety industries. The Company supplies engineered composites products to its customers through its global network of approximately nine manufacturing facilities, including an Innovation and Collaboration Center in Bay City, Michigan.
The Company's masterbatch solutions product offerings include concentrates designed to enhance the performance, appearance, and processing of plastics for intended applications, such as white color, absorptive, anti-fog, anti-static and carbon black, among others, and additive solutions to enhance performance such as antibacterial, flame retardants, ultra-violet (UV), anti-static, barrier (optimal heat and light transmittance), antioxidants (protection of foods) and processing (foaming agents, slip, process aids, release agents, and anti-blocking) properties. The Company's masterbatch solutions product offerings also include application solutions that have a reduced impact on the environment, such as those that minimize the use of plastics or incorporate the use of either recycled plastics or renewable-based polymers.
The Company combines polymer resins with various modifiers, reinforcements, additives and pigments, which result in a compound for durable applications. The Company's products are developed to replace metal or other traditional materials. The Company's engineered plastics products consist of the plastics material used by its customers in their products. The Company offers a portfolio based on a range of polymers within the engineered plastics product family.
The Company's specialty powders product portfolio includes size reduction and resins for the injection, blow molding and rotational molding markets. The Company provides jet milling services used for products requiring very fine particle size, such as additives for printing ink, adhesives, waxes and cosmetics. The Company supplies customers in the rotational molding market, while utilizing its compounding knowledge and global footprint to add value in specialty powders, which includes custom size reduction service applications, such as powder coatings, oil field services, cosmetic applications, and additive manufacturing or three dimensional (3D) printing. The Company's specialty powders product portfolio also includes compound colors offered in customized colors and specialty effects; compounds and cross-linkable resins developed specifically for the rotational molding process, and specialty powders for the oil and gas industry.
The Company's distribution services offerings include specialty polymers for all processing types, including injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, and film and sheet extruding. The Company's products are supplied into plastics market segment, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, and agriculture.
A Schulman Inc
3637 Ridgewood Rd
FAIRLAWN OH 44333-3123
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