Engineered THERMOPLASTICS

A. Schulman specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance plastic compounds and resins.  We offer enhanced performance characteristics for blowmolding, injection molding and extrusion applications to meet customer’s demanding requirements.

  • ENGINEERED THERMOPLASTICS CATEGORIES
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ENGINEERED THERMOPLASTICS CATEGORIES


POLYAMIDE COMPOUNDS

Our polyamide grades  cover a wide range of engineered compounds based on Polyamide 6, Polyamide 66, Polyamide 66/6, and Polyamide 612.

PA6
PA66
PA66/6
PA612

THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER COMPOUNDS

Our thermoplastic polyester compounds, based on polybutylene- or polyethylene terephthalate as well as specialty blends and alloys, are often used for precision parts and high quality moldings for industrial, electronic or automotive applications.

PBT Compounds
PET Compounds
PCT Compounds

POLYMER BLENDS

A. Schulman’s fully formulated custom solutions target specific requirements for every application.  Our blends deliver unique performance attributes that provide economic and value-added benefits.  

PA/PPO
PA/ASA
PA/ABS
PA/PP

PBT/PET
PBT/ASA 
PBT/PC

PC/ASA
PC/ABS
PC/PBT
PC/PMMA
PET-G
PET/PA
PET/PC

STYRENICS

Our styrenics compounds contain a comprehensive range of engineered thermoplastics with amorphous state structure which are based on ABS, ASA, MABS, PMMA, PC and SAN.

ABS
ASA
MABS
PMMA
PC
SAN
SMMA
Compounds based on various styrene polymers

POLYOLEFIN COMPOUNDS

Our polypropylene compounds can provide part designers and manufacturers with material solutions for exceptional structural and environmental durability. These materials can be supplied for applications requiring high-temperature resistance as well as resistance to high flexural and tensile loads.

EVA Compounds
HDPE Compounds
LDPE Compounds
LLDPE Compounds
PP Copolymers
PP Homopolymers
Impact Modified PP Compounds
TPO Compounds

POLYACETALS

A. Schulman has both standard and custom-made POM compounds for a wide variety of applicatons, in markets from automotive to industrial, recreational to appliances, and many more.  

POM Copolymers

FLAME RETARDANT COMPOUNDS

Our flame retardant compounds offer the same high performance characteristics as many of our other plastic compounds, with the added flame resistance vital in many high-heat or sensitive applications. Our broad portfolio is optimized for a large variety of base polymers and includes various halogen-free and antimony trioxide-free options.

PBT Compounds
PET Compounds
PCT Compounds
PC Compounds
PA6 Compounds
PA66 Compounds
PK Compounds
LDPE Compounds
HDPE Compounds
PP Homopolymers
PP Copolymers
ABS Compounds
PC/ASA Compounds
PC/ABS Compounds
PS Compounds

COMPOUNDS BASED ON RECYCLED RAW MATERIALS

For a responsible and sustainable use of raw materials, we offer a range of engineered thermoplastic compounds based on the following recycled polymers.

PA Compounds
PET Compounds

HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SPECIALTY COMPOUNDS

 A. Schulman’s high performance and specialty compounds offer a unique range of materials for challenging applications. 

PPA
PPS
PK
COMPOUNDS WITH REDUCED DENSITY
ENHANCED IMPACT PROPERTIES
BLENDED AND SEMI-AROMATIC POLYAMIDES
LONG TERM HIGH-TEMPERATURE COMPOUNDS

FLEXIBLE MATERIALS

A. Schulman’s flexible materials product line contains products that can be used in a variety of applications and markets. Whether your market is in mobility (interior or exterior), electronics and electrical, industrial, building and construction, or wire and cable, A. Schulman’s product line can supply a solution to fit your application.

Alcryn® Melt Processable Rubber
PVC Compounds
TPE
TPV
RPTV

OTHERS

In order to complete our extensive product portfolio, we also offer:

PC Compounds
PMMA Compounds
EVA Compounds

 

ENGINEERED THERMOPLASTICS PRODUCTS

 

ENGINEERED THERMOPLASTICS PRODUCTS

POLYAMIDE COMPOUNDS

SCHULAMID®

SCHULAMID® grades are available for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding. Modified grades are also available for special processing technologies.

A wide range of modifications makes SCHULAMID® one of the most suitable and versatile engineered plastics!

Key characteristics of SCHULAMID® are:

  • High stiffness, strength and temperature resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance and toughness at low and high temperatures
  • High dynamic strength
  • Great abrasion resistance
  • Hydrolytic stability (special grades)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Easy processability
  • Excellent electrical properties

THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER COMPOUNDS

SCHULADUR®

SCHULADUR® is a semi-crystalline engineered compound often used for precision parts and high-quality moldings for industrial, electronic or automotive applications.

SCHULADUR® is based on polybutylene- or polyethylene terephthalate as well as specialty blends and alloys.

Key characteristics of SCHULADUR® are:

  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • High rigidity and strength
  • Outstanding heat aging performance
  • High color stability at high temperatures
  • Excellent resistance to weathering
  • High sliding properties
  • Great chemical resistance

POLYMER BLENDS

SCHULABLEND®

SCHULABLEND® is the family name of all polymer blends of A. Schulman. These Blends are a combination of a variety of polymers, i.e. PA, ABS, ASA, PC, PP, PBT and PMMA.
The key characteristics of SCHULABLEND® result from the combination of the positive properties and the suppression of the unwanted properties. 
  • Great optical appearance (matte or gloss)
  • Adjustable impact strength
  • High chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Antistatic properties

STYRENICS

RONFALIN®

PERLEX®

POLYPROPYLENE COMPOUNDS

POLYFORT®

POLYFORT® products consist of Polypropylene resins that meet stringent OEM specifications. These grades are formulated for improved processability in injection molding, profile and sheet extrusion, and blow molding. POLYFORT® grades are available in mineral-filled, glass-reinforced, mineral/glass-reinforced, and unfilled versions, in natural and UV resistant matched colors.

Key characteristics of POLYFORT® are:

  • Attractive economics
  • Can be compounded for molding, extrusion or blow molding processes
  • Good balance of properties among stiffness, durability and impact resistance
  • UV stability
  • Low specific gravity
  • Chemical resistance

POLYFORT® compounds can provide part designers and manufacturers with material solutions for exceptional structural and environmental durability. Polyfort® products can be supplied for applications requiring high-temperature resistance as well as resistance to high flexural and tensile loads.

  • High heat resistance
  • High impact strength
  • Different viscosities
  • Good weatherability
  • High scratch and mar resistance

POLYACETALS

SCHULAFORM®

SCHULAFORM® POM is a high-quality polyoxymethylene (acetal) copolymer with excellent low wear and friction characteristics and high stiffness and toughness – even without the use of fillers. Because of its outstanding mechanical properties, SCHULAFORM® POM is ideally suited for engineered components such as gears and cams, which have to function under extreme conditions.

Key characteristics of SCHULAFORM are:

  • High rigidity and strength
  • High yield strain and relaxation
  • Excellent sliding properties
  • High creep resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Very high chemical resistance

FLAME RETARDANT COMPOUNDS

SCHULADUR® FR 

SCHULADUR® FR is flame retardant polyester and a blend with UL94 V-0 classification.

  • PBT V0 unreinforced grades with impact modification
  • PBT/ASA V0 with low warpage
  • PET V0 compounds

SCHULAMID® FR

SCHULAMID® FR are Flame retardant PA 6 and PA 66 based engineered compounds. 

SCHULAKETON® FR

POLYFLAM® Key characteristics of POLYFLAM® are:

  • Flame retardant compounds based on several polymers
  • UL94 V-2 or V-0 classifications
  • Glow wire flammability Index
  • Glow wire ignition behavior (no flame)
  • Several UL approved grades
  • Grades with low smoke density and toxicity

POLYFLAM® 

POLYFLAM® product portfolio consists of flame retardant Homo- and Copo-Polypropylene compounds with unfilled or reinforced Polypropylene compounds and halogenated and halogen free grades. Glow wire grades with "no flame" characteristics are also available. 

HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SPECIALTY COMPOUNDS

ECOTRAN® AB

ECOTRAN®

PPS high-performance compounds are based on an eco-friendly polymer production process, which results in low outgassing values and freedom of chlorine.

SCHULAKETON®

Our polyketone grade, SCHULAKETON®, is formulated for time and energy savings by efficient processing especially for injection molding, extrusion, blow molding. These materials are offered as neat and natural, but as well mineral and glass filled and reinforced, colored and as special compounds for several applications like PTFE-filled or reinforced with Aramide- or Carbon fibers.

COMPOUNDS BASED ON RECYCLED RAW MATERIALS

SCHULAREC®

The SCHULAREC® concept is based on a network of recyclers used to source high quality recycled raw materials. The SCHULAREC® range includes post-consumer and post-industrial grades of filled and unfilled PP, PA, PC/ABS, ABS, PE and PS complimenting the A. Schulman portfolio and satisfying our customers varied requirements. A. Schulman’s reputation for quality materials will guarantee that you will benefit of high performance recycled materials.

FLEXIBLE MATERIALS

DURAGRIP®

Duragrip is designed to be a general purpose thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). It is easy to use for injection molding and extrusion processes. It has an excellent soft touch feel, easy to color and is available in FDA (Food and Drug Administration) compliant formulations.

ECOFLEX®

ECO-FLEX® RTPV combines the performance characteristics of rubber, such as flexibility and anti-skid, with the processing ease of conventional thermoplastic materials. ECO-FLEX RTPV delivers the value-added benefit that TPVs offer over thermoset rubber in recyclability.

SOFTFLEX®

Softflex® is a Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) product. It can be processed by coating or injection molding and is available in North America.

ALCRYN®

Alcryn is a melt processable rubber which can be processed by blow molding, extrusion, injection molding, or vacuum forming. Applications include automotive, coating applications, engineering/industrial parts, handles and hose/tubing.

INVISION®

The INVISION® line contains a comprehensive range of Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds. INVISION® products are based on TPV, and SBC chemistry.

Key characteristics of INVISION® are:
  • Low durometer
  • Resiliency
  • Good processability
  • Good tear strength
  • Fluid resistance
  • Weather-ability
  • Abrasion resistance

POLYVIN®

POLYVIN® PVC compounds are available in multiple injection-molding and extrusion grades and are custom formulated to meet the specifications of challenging applications.

Key characteristics of POLYVIN® are:
  • Good resistance to soil
  • Surfaces are easily cleanable
  • Good economics
  • Good processability
  • Dry tactile feel
  • Good scratch and mar resistance

ENGINEERED THERMOPLASTICS DOCUMENTS

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