A. Schulman, Inc. is a supplier of plastic compounds, resins and services. It operates in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia. A. Schulman operates in five lines of business: custom performance colors, masterbatch solutions, engineered plastics, specialty powders and distribution services. The Company offers powdered or pelletized color concentrates custom-designed to enhance virtually all thermoplastic resins. The Company�s Masterbatch solutions include concentrates designed to improve the performance, appearance, and processing of plastics for applications such as white color, absorptive, anti-fog, anti-static and carbon black; additive solutions to enhance performance such as antibacterial, flame retardants, ultra-violet, anti-static, barrier (optimal heat and light transmittance), antioxidants (protection of foods) and processing (foaming agents, slip, process aids, release agents, and anti-blocking) properties; and application solutions.