A. Schulman, Inc. (A. Schulman) is a supplier of plastic compounds, resins and services. The Company's customers span a range of markets, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, sports and leisure, custom services and others. The Company�s operating segments include Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Americas, and Asia Pacific (APAC). A. Schulman operates primarily in four lines of business: masterbatch, engineered plastics, specialty powders and distribution services. Effective September 1, 2012, the masterbatch product family was split into two separate product families: Custom Performance Colors and Masterbatch Solutions. On September 4, 2012, the Company acquired ECM Plastics, Inc. In September 2013, A. Schulman purchased the Perrite Group. Effective September 3, 2013, A Schulman Inc acquired Vita Thermoplastic Compounds Ltd. In December 2013, A. Schulman Inc acquired Network Polymers, Inc.