AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders and resins, has earned the 2015 Plasti Award for Best Supplier of Additives for its San Luis Potosi, Mexico, facility.
The first annual Plasti Awards were presented by Mundo Plastico, a plastics industry magazine, in coordination with Plastimagen Mexico, the leading trade fair for the Mexican plastics industry.
"I would like to thank Mundo Plastico, Plastimagen Mexico, and our customers for this award," said Gustavo Perez, A. Schulman's senior vice president and general manager, Latin America. "We take great pride in our associates' commitment to customers and are honored to be recognized among the best in the industry."
Mundo Plastico surveyed the industry's customers in the region to identify "the best companies in the plastics industry and recognize them for their efforts."
"This award speaks to the world-class innovation and technical support available at our Latin America Product Innovation Center," said Roberto Lopez, Vice President, Masterbatch Solutions, Latin America. "This regional recognition is affirmation that we can meet our customers' needs in a timely and effective manner."
A. Schulman, which has been a leader in the Mexican market since 1995, supplies Masterbatch products including high-performance additive concentrates that are used in packaging and agriculture applications primarily.
According to Mundo Plastico, the plastics industry in Mexico reports sales of more than $12 billion annually and has a market value of $33 billion. Mexico is the tenth largest producer of plastics—with 38 percent related to the packaging industry, 24 percent to plastic bags, 12 percent to construction, 6 percent to electronics, 4 percent to the automotive industry, and 2 percent to agriculture.
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 5,000 people and has 58 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of approximately $2.5 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.
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