A. Schulman Inc.

Engineered thermoset composites molding compounds; engineered thermoplastics molding compounds; design, engineering and compression or injection molding of thermoset parts and system assemblies.

3637 Ridgewood Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44333 US

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IACMI, ACMA launch composite recycling project
The goal of this technical collaboration is to develop a mechanical and thermal recycling approach that captures both the energy value and residual ash/fiber.

CAMX 2017 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman Inc. (Fairlawn, OH, US) is introducing its new Quantum LYTEX SF series of styrene-free, epoxy-based sheet molding compounds

SMC in transportation

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

A. Schulman opens fifth Innovation & Collaboration Center at Quantum Composites
The two-day event featured golf on June 6 followed by a tour of the facility and concurrent technical sessions on June 7.

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

Compression molding: New materials and markets
From multifunctional aircraft interiors to compounds using continuous fabrics to the growing use of recycled carbon fiber – compression molding offers new opportunities.

Joseph Gingo replaces Bernard Rzepka as A. Schulman CEO
A. Schulman, which bought Citadel Plastics in 2015, is under-performing and ousted Rzepka to right the ship. Gingo was CEO from 2008 through 2014.

CAMX 2016 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman Inc. (Akron, OH, US), an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites, powders and resins will launch its Forged Preg next-generation composite material.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2017)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

A. Schulman to establish technical center for engineered composites
Located in Bay City, MI, US, the Engineered Composites Innovation and Collaboration Center will help customers develop lightweighting and parts consolidation solutions.

Green resins: Closer to maturity
As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.

A.Schulman completes acquisition of Citadel Plastics for $800 million
The purchase adds Citadel’s specialty engineered composites business to the company’s offerings.

Managing weight in emergency medical transport
Repetitive strain risk for first responders sends emergency equipment provider back to the drawing board to develop more ergonomic cot.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2015)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

Styrene & cobalt: Headed for the exit?
Fair or not, styrene and cobalt are now considered harmful to humans. Here's an update on the impact this issue poses for the composites industry and what resin and additive manufacturers are doing about it.

Premix BMC exceeds standard for arc track resistance
Premi-Glas 3101-20 has passed the ASTM D-2303 standard for arc track resistance at an exposure of greater than 2,000 minutes.

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Hybrid carbon fiber/glass fiber reinforcement
Quantum Composites has introduced its first hybrid carbon fiber/glass fiber material, suitable for compression molding in automotive, heavy truck, medical, sporting goods and industrial applications.

The markets: Fuel cells and batteries (2014)
Reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics are increasingly the keys to the expansion of both fuel-cell and battery technologies aimed at the transportation industry.

Product Categories of A. Schulman Inc.

Materials
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
      • Bismaleimide, Other broadgoods
      • Bismaleimide, Roving
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
      • Phenolic, >12K tow
    • Polyester, unsaturated
      • Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, >12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, Other broadgoods
      • Polyester, unsaturated, Roving
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
    • Vinyl ester
      • Vinyl ester, <12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, >12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, Other broadgoods
      • Vinyl ester, Roving
    • Other
      • Other, <12K tow
      • Other, >12K tow
  • Gel coats
    • Anti-fouling
    • Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
    • Conductive
    • Fire-retardant
    • General-purpose
    • Marine
    • Potable-water grades
    • UV-curable
    • Other gel coats
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Conductive
    • Other coating materials
  • Compounds
    • Bulk molding (BMC)
    • Low-pressure molding
    • Sheet molding (SMC)
    • Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
    • Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
    • Thick molding
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Colorant, pigments
    • UV stabilizers
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Injection molding
    • Prototyping
  • Thermoset materials
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Injection molding
    • Prototyping
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Automotive, body panels &amp; substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Other composite structures