A. Schulman’s Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR meets most stringent requirements for electrical connectors

Mar 22, 2018 6:22:59 AM / by Jasmin Bisch

AKRON, Ohio – March 22, 2018 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of
high-performance plastic compounds and powders launches Schulamid® 66 MV 5 FR, a new un-reinforced flame retardant polyamide for use in electrical connectors.

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A. Schulman and 3M Partnership to Design Lightweight and Insulating Compound Solutions

Feb 27, 2018 10:39:20 AM / by Jasmin Bisch

AKRON, Ohio – February 27, 2018 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and powders is partnering with 3M to develop innovative insulation and weight-reduced compounds that incorporate 3MTM Glass Bubbles, engineered hollow glass microspheres. The partnership is focusing on the DACH region and western Europe.

Based on both companies’ experience in the field of weight reduction, A. Schulman and 3M are combining their respec-tive core competences – 3M’s marketing power and technology to produce best-in-class glass microspheres and A. Schulman’s compounding capabilities, services and customer contacts.

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LyondellBasell Announces Entry into a Definitive Agreement to  Acquire A. Schulman, Inc.

Feb 22, 2018 4:02:38 PM / by Jennifer Beeman


Combination creates a premier global provider of Advanced Polymer Solutions

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A. Schulman Showcases Their New LYTEX™ SF at JEC 2018

Feb 20, 2018 10:12:40 AM / by Chelsea Henderson

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A. Schulman Inc.(Nasdaq:SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and resins, will be presenting its latest innovations and a broad range of Engineered Composites at the JEC World Exhibition in Paris, Hall 6, Booth N28.

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A. Schulman Reports Strong Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

Jan 9, 2018 3:44:33 AM / by Jennifer Beeman

Net sales increased 12% in the first quarter compared with prior year period
Segment gross margin and adjusted operating margin both improved sequentially from fourth
quarter levels
Strong cash generation in the quarter with total debt reduction of $25 million, compared with
$28 million for full fiscal 2017
Company reiterates fiscal 2018 earnings guidance of $2.00 to $2.20 per diluted share on an adjusted basis; mid-point represents a 20% increase versus prior year

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A. Schulman declares regular and convertible special stock cash dividends

Jan 8, 2018 2:43:17 AM / by Jennifer Beeman

AKRON, Ohio – January 5, 2018 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announces a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per common share, payable February 1, 2018, to shareholders of record on January 15, 2018.

Additionally, the Company announces the quarterly cash dividend of $15.00 per share on the 125,000 shares of the Company’s convertible special stock, payable on February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 15, 2018.


About A. Schulman, Inc.
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 4,900 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 www.aschulman.com


Media and Investors:
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
Email: Jennifer.Beeman@aschulman.com 
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A. Schulman to Webcast Fiscal 2018 First-Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Dec 19, 2017 4:44:48 AM / by Jennifer Beeman

AKRON, Ohio – December 18, 2017 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) expects to release fiscal 2018 first-quarter results after the market closes on Monday, January 8, 2018. The Company will hold its fiscal 2018 first-quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. Eastern time, with Joseph Gingo, president, chairman, and chief executive officer, Gary Miller, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and John Richardson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The conference call will be available via a live webcast and a replay will be archived for 90 days. To access the webcast or replay, visit the Company’s website, www.aschulman.com


About A. Schulman, Inc.
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 4,900 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 www.aschulman.com


Media and Investors in United States
Jennifer K. Beeman
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
A. Schulman, Inc.
3637 Ridgewood Road
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
Tel: +1 330-668-7346
Email: Jennifer.Beeman@aschulman.com 
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A. Schulman significantly expands capacity at their Masterbatch site in Givet, France

Dec 11, 2017 7:26:08 AM / by Jasmin Bisch

AKRON, Ohio – December 11, 2017 – A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of
high-performance plastic compounds announces a significant expansion of the production capacity at their site in Givet, France.

A. Schulman added an additional production line of 45.000 tons of volume, which makes their site in Givet its largest masterbatch plant in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The new mega-plant is supplying customers with additives, white masterbatches and specialty compounds.

This capacity expansion adds up to other recent investments in A. Schulman sites in Turkey, France, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Poland. By adding capacity in key geographic areas, A. Schulman follows it strategy of serving customers even faster and better through a combination of technical expertise and increased volume.

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A. Schulman receives the 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Innovation Award

Dec 7, 2017 8:44:31 AM / by Chelsea Henderson

AKRON, Ohio – December 7, 2017 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders, has received the 2017 Automotive Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (“SPE") for Most Innovative Use of Plastics.

SPE recognized A. Schulman for its innovative material in the Aftermarket segment together with system and tooling supplier Penda Corp., material processor Penda/Durakon, and automotive manufacturer General Motors. A. Schulman’s Polytrope® TPP 1026EU Thermoplastic Polyolefin Elastomer, an advanced polyolefin composition, is featured in the award-wining Integrated Floor Bedliner Divider in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.

“We are honored to have won this prestigious award. This acknowledgement confirms that we are focused on our customers and committed to innovation,” says Frank Roederer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of United States & Canada Region and Engineered Composites at A. Schulman. “This recognition reinforces the importance of collaboration across suppliers, processors, and the OEM’s in order to overcome industry challenges.”

This is the first twin sheet thermoformed bedliner divider that has been integrated into the bedliner as one piece. With this new application, the need for a cargo net has been eliminated. This allows consumers to place small items in the truck bed and reduces the risk of the items moving or sliding while the vehicle is in motion.

On November 8, 2017, SPE held its 47th Annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition with this year’s theme being Intelligent Automotive Design with Plastics. This competition is the largest and oldest of its kind in the automotive and plastic industries.


About A. Schulman, Inc.
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 4,900 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 www.aschulman.com.

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A. Schulman’s Schulamid® products comply with most stringent requirements on electrical neutrality

Dec 5, 2017 3:24:07 AM / by Jasmin Bisch

AKRON, Ohio – December 5, 2017 – A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of
high-performance plastic compounds highlights its established series of electrically neutral heat stabilized Schulamid® polyamides with less than 30 ppm of halogen content.

Most electronic modules fail because of corroded contacts in integrated circuits. This contact corrosion occurs when two metals with different electrochemical potentials are conductively connected by an electrolyte (e.g. water or humid air). Electric neutral (EN) environments are therefore a must in many different markets.

Halogens, like Iodide or Bromine, are suspected to facilitate electrical corrosion and they must therefore be kept at low levels. Generally, 100ppm are seen as an acceptable value in plastic compounds which still allows to reach electrically neutral properties. 
New automotive electrical designs, which are smaller, more complex and /or work at higher voltage, call now for even lower halogen levels. Current market discussions seem to establish 30 – 50 ppm as the new level for more demanding applications.

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