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History

1928 Founded by Alex Schulman as a rubber brokerage in Akron, Ohio
1929 Opened first manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio
1935 Opened the East St. Louis Plant supplying custom-fabricated precision rubber parts for the automotive industry
1946 A. Schulman adds plastic compounds to its rubber product portfolio
1952 Opened first offices in Europe (Belgium, UK, and Germany)
1953 Opened office in France
1955 Opened the Bellevue Plant in Bellevue, Ohio for mixing and processing PVC, ABS resins, PP, PE, and PS
Became proud distributor of Plioflex for Goodyear, a synthetic replacement for rubber
1959 Opened the Orange Dispersions Plant in Orange, Texas for processing polyethylenes
1960 Became exclusive distributor of Avisun Polypropylenes, the lightest commercial thermoplastic in existence
1963 Opened Bornem Plant in Belgium
1969 Entered the interior automotive industry supplying plastic door knobs for window cranks
1971 Became primary supplier of armrests, made from PVC, to automotive markets
1973 Opened the Kerpen Plant in Germany and the Crumlin Plant in the United Kingdom
1983 Opened offices in Switzerland and Austria
1986 Entered partnership with Mitsubishi for Sunprene business
1990 Opened the Givet Plant in France
Opened office in Mexico City
Entered the exterior automotive market supplying material for fascias and door panels
1994 Acquired Comalloy International in Nashville, Tennessee
1995 Opened San Luis Potosi Plant in Mexico
Opened offices in Asia and Spain
1996 Opened the Indonesia Plant
Acquired Specialty Compounding Division in Sharon Center, Ohio
1997 Completion of ISO Registration process for North America
Opened offices in Italy and Poland
1998 Opened office in Hungary
Opened the Product Technology Center in Akron, Ohio
Opened the Color Technology Center in Sharon Center, Ohio
2000 Acquired Gorla Plant in Italy
Opened office in Barcelona, Spain
2001 Opened office in The Netherlands
2004 Opened plants in Poland and China
2007 Acquired Delta Plast
2009 Opened Akron Polybatch Plant
Announced building of new plant in India
2010 Acquired McCann Color
  Acquired ICO Polymers
  Acquired Mash Compostos Plasticos in Brazil
 
 
 
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