A. Schulman to increase capacity for color masterbatches

AKRON, Ohio – March 21, 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 increase its production capacity for color masterbatches in Europe.

A. Schulman is at the forefront of the production of standard and customized color masterbatches. The Company has manufacturing plants for color masterbatches across strategic countries in Europe, as well as several competence centers where color masterbatches for very demanding applications can be developed. Due to increased market demand, A. Schulman will add three additional extruders in their facilities in Hungary, Italy and Poland.

“A. Schulman is committed to continue investments in our color facilities”, says Andrzej Rozalski, Vice President Custom Concentrates and Services EMEA. “We combine our technical expertise in color masterbatches with increased capacity, which enables us to service our customers even faster and better.”

“Colored masterbatches see increased demand across the European region and we want to be part of it”, says Heinrich Lingnau, Senior Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The expansion of our production lines in Poland, Italy and Hungary are the third significant investment that we are making in our masterbatch manufacturing sites in the last months.”

A. Schulman previously announced major investments new masterbatch plants in Changshu, China and Istanbul, Turkey.

 

About A. Schulman, Inc.
A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds 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 4,800 people and has 54 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of approximately $2.5 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.

 

Contact information:

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


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
Email: Jennifer.Beeman@aschulman.com