A. Schulman develops its next generation Styrene-Free Sheet Molding Compounds

a-schulmanA. Schulman Inc.,  headquartered in Akron, Ohio is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites, powders, and resins. A. Schulman Inc. launched its newly developed LYTEX SF series, styrene-free sheet molding compounds (SMCs) delivering outstanding performance.

A. Schulman’s Engineered Composites business has developed LYTEX SF, an epoxy-based material with unique features such as low out gassing, reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and low odor. In addition, the next generation compound is not only simple to process but offers lower overall system costs. Other salient and important characteristics of the product include premium surface appearance to maintain a high-end look and feel. The material also offers outstanding mechanical and thermal properties for some of the most demanding applications.

Frank Roederer, Senior Vice President, and General Manager Engineered Composites said, “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. 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.”

The Company serves 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 has 54 manufacturing facilities spread over globally. A. Schulman declared net sales revenue of approximately $2.5 billion for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2016.

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