A. Schulman launches Polybatch® Easypour masterbatches to enhance the performance of liquid packaging

AKRON, OH – February 22, 2017 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announces its latest material innovation, EasyPour additive masterbatches to enhance customer experience by improving the dispensing of liquids from stand up pouches and other packaging formats.

A. Schulman developed the Polybatch® EasyPour product family to manage interactions between the inner surface of plastic packaging and its contents. Optimizing polymer surface properties enables contents to flow more smoothly; resulting in improved dispensing and evacuation. The new masterbatch technology is designed for use in both flexible and rigid multilayer constructions. Formulas are customized using specialized test methods in order to optimize performance for a given packaged substance.

 

“A. Schulman, a global leader in additive masterbatches, is dedicated to investing in new capabilities as we continue to evolve with industry trends,” said Eric Parsons, Vice President Custom Concentrates and Solutions, A. Schulman, US & Canada. “The EasyPour innovation exemplifies our technical leadership and aims to support our flexible packaging customers with value-added solutions.”

 

“Initial developments focused on convenience foods in on-the-go pouch formats. As our research expands, we see additional opportunities,” said Chris Kerscher, Marketing Manager, A. Schulman. “In addition to food packaging, EasyPour masterbatches are under evaluation in household cleaning, institutional, and personal care packaging. We see strong potential for this technology in liquid refill pouches sold through the e-commerce channel”.

To learn more about our Polybatch® EasyPour product family visit our website at www.aschulman.com or contact Mr. Chris Kerscher by email chris.kerscher@aschulman.com.

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.

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Media in Americas:

Annamaija Bergius

Marketing Communications Manager, Americas

A. Schulman, Inc.

3637 Ridgewoord Rd.

Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA

Tel. +1 330 668 4547

Email:Annamaija.Bergius@aschulman.com

www.aschulman.com

 

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Jennifer K. Beeman

Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

A. Schulman, Inc.

3637 Ridgewood Road

Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

Tel: 330-668-7346

Email: Jennifer.Beeman@aschulman.com

www.aschulman.com