More safety for rotomolding applications - A. Schulman launches new halogen-free PE flame retardant grade

AKRON, Ohio – June 12, 2018 – A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of
high-performance plastic compounds is now expanding its polyethylene based range of specialty powders with Icorene® 9106.

The new product is fully compliant with the flame retardant standard UL94 V-0, but it does not only help mitigating fire danger and reducing speed of flame spread. Icorene® 9106 also increases safety for the molder and the end user by being halogen-free.

Icorene® 9106 is one of the rare rotomolding grades on the market which meet both requirements. The material also offers a wide processing window and provides the same characteristics, properties and UL94 V-0 FR performance as conventional halogenated grades. To obtain a UL94 V0 rating, the material must meet stringent criteria with regards to after flame and afterglow time.

“The new grade provides molders with more options to meet safer and more sustainable requirements in a variety of markets”, comments Les Druyf Product Line Manager. “Helping manufacturers meet their safety objectives, by developing this new product showcases A. Schulman’s concern for safety to its employees and also the customers’ workers”.

Icorene® 9106 is now available in off white. Other colors are being evaluated for certification.
For more information please contact A. Schulman Powders division.

About A. Schulman
A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1928, the Company has been providing innovative solutions to meet its customers' demanding requirements. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. The Company employs approximately 5,200 people and has 54 manufacturing facilities globally.
A. Schulman reported net sales of approximately $2.5 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2017. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at


Contact information:

Media in Europe:
Jasmin Bisch
Communications Manager EMEA
A. Schulman International Services BVBA
B-1840 Londerzeel
Tel: +32 (0)52 750 576

Media and Investors in United States
Jennifer K. Beeman
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
A. Schulman, Inc.
3637 Ridgewood Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333
United States
Tel: +1 330-666-3751