Akron, OH (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq:SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites, powders, and resins, today announced the launch of its LYTEXTM SF series, styrene-free sheet molding compounds (SMCs) delivering outstanding performance.
A. Schulman’s Engineered Composites business has developed LYTEXTM SF, an epoxy-based material presenting low out gassing, reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and low odor. In addition, this next generation compound is simple to process, providing the ability to lower overall system costs. Other key characteristics include premium surface appearance to maintain a high-end look and feel. The material also features outstanding mechanical and thermal properties for some of the most demanding applications.
“Our R&D teams have met our customers’ needs by developing a next generation material which addresses not only to the end-users needs but also anticipates future regulations for VOC emissions,” says Frank Roederer, senior vice president and general manager Engineered Composites. “This new development is a perfect example of how A. Schulman tackles challenges to develop innovative carbon and glass fiber reinforced products to meet our customers’ needs.”
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 4,900 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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