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A. Schulman To Showcase Its Packaging Material Solutions At PACK EXPO


AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading global supplier of engineered plastics, masterbatches, specialty powders and distribution services, will showcase its innovative solutions for a wide range of packaging applications at PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28-31, in Chicago, Illinois.

"Driven by the technical performance, innovation and quality of our solutions, packaging is a growth area for A. Schulman, especially in North America, and we are excited to support the industry at PACK EXPO," said Chris Kerscher, Marketing Manager - Masterbatch, United States. "We work with converters and plastic users to provide quality beyond their expectations by taking advantage of our global resources and our ability to adapt to their requirements. Our technological capabilities and collaborative approach enable us to tackle complex problems through joint development programs. We invite new and existing customers to visit our booth and challenge us with their next development need."

Items on display at PACK EXPO will include a variety of color and additive masterbatch surface solutions designed to provide custom aesthetics and tailored control over skin layers in rigid and flexible applications. In rigid packaging, custom color and surface solutions provide distinguished visual impact, powerful shelf presence and global brand consistency. In flexible packaging, surface solutions and multilayer structures offer design flexibility to control aesthetics, impart texture and tailor functionality of critical film surfaces. The exhibit will showcase innovative solutions to inspire package designers as they encounter performance, appearance and processing challenges.

Additional information and examples of the Company's innovative surface solutions will be on display in Booth #5856 in Lower North Hall. 

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, custom services and others.  The Company employs approximately 3,100 people and has 34 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


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