AKRON, Ohio – February 28, 2017 – A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, today announced that it will present its broad range of Engineered Composites and Powders for Thermoplastic Composites at the JEC World Exhibition in Paris, Hall 6, Booth J79.
A special highlight of the show will be the introduction of a recently launched composite material - Forged Preg™- a lightweight material with superior surface appearance. “We are proud to introduce this product to the European market at this major event”, says Frank Roederer, SVP and General Manager U.S. and Canada and SVP Engineered Composites. “The material is the result of a close collaboration with the world’s largest maker of premium, performance golf goods. It distinguishes itself through its strength and stiffness which is higher than similar competitive products. It is much thinner, too, and allows the molding in fabric form. Forged Preg™ is suitable for use in automotive applications requiring a lightweight material with high-end look and feel”, he concludes.
In line with this new offer of lightweight material, A. Schulman recently also announced the expansion of its compounding capacity with the addition of a new sheet molding compound (“SMC”) production line in Germany. “The new production line will mainly produce carbon fiber Quantum Composites®, in order to meet our customers’ needs for light weighting,” says Mercedes Alonso, Managing Director Engineered Composites, EMEA. “We expect the new line to be up and running by the end of 2017“.
A. Schulman’s comprehensive portfolio of thermoset composites consists of: