A. Schulman Showcases High Performance Nylons for Fluid Systems at NPE 2012


AKRON, Ohio - A. Schulman (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading global supplier of engineered plastics, will be featuring its Schulamid® 612 products for fluid management systems and other applications at NPE 2012, April 1-5, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. A. Schulman will be in the South Hall, Booth 15000.

The Company's Schulamid® Nylon 612 products provide high dimensional stability (via low moisture absorption), chemical resistance, salt corrosion resistance, cold temperature impact resistance and high heat resistance (40 degrees C higher melt temperature, compared with Nylon 12) for optimal performance in fluid management systems, and are commercially viable alternatives to PPA, Nylon 610, Nylon 11 and 12. Compounds optimized for fuel and brake system components are available, for applications including extruded polymer-coated metal tubing, extruded mono-wall and multi-wall tubing, and injection molded connectors. With A. Schulman's new state-of-the-art fluid systems tubing development lab, the Company will be able to provide customized high performance compounds in extruded smooth and corrugated tubing structures for fuel and brake lines.

"The Schulamid® 612 platform was developed in collaboration with our technical teams in Germany and the United States, and in close cooperation with several global Tier 1 fluid management systems providers. Schulamid® 612 compounds offer expanded capabilities such as higher heat resistance and corrosion resistance that add value and proven performance to our customers' products," said Jeff McCoy, Senior Business Manager, NA Engineered Plastics Business Unit.

Adds Thilo Stier, Innovation Manager, EMEA Engineered Plastics Business Unit: "The wide range of polymers available globally are provided by A. Schulman with local manufacturing and service, which enables our specialists to recommend cost-efficient multilayer structures to meet our customers' needs wherever they are."

A. Schulman provides global technical support for these products in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions, where it works with producers of specialty nylons and product manufacturers on application development; product selection, testing and validation; and manufacturability. Because of its expanded range of products and product development labs in Germany, the United States and Mexico, A. Schulman is able to serve a wide variety of markets including Automotive, Heavy Truck, Industrial, Off Shore and Automation.

About A. Schulman, Inc.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, A. Schulman is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins. These materials are used in a variety of consumer, industrial, automotive and packaging applications. The Company employs about 3,000 people and has 35 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of $2.2 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.

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