A. Schulman, a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has established a signifcant masterbatch production facility in the greater Istanbul area in Turkey. The new manufacturing facility has now started production and is serving the plastics industry in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. It is producing premium quality white, additive and natural masterbatches for plastics industry and the total annual capacity is 17,500 tons.
During his address at the opening ceremony, ISPAT President Arda Ermut said, “I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to A. Schulman for picking the Çerkezköy Organized Industrial Zone as the preferred location for its new mill. Turkey is currently the second largest plastics producer in Europe, while at the same time ranking as the second largest plastics importer globally. This both indicates dynamism in Turkey’s domestic market as well as the presence of import dependency in certain sectors. A. Schulman’s investment is set to serve a wide range of sectors including automotive, personal care, and construction, and will also ship to the Middle East and North Africa in addition to Turkey. As such, we attach strategic importance to sectors that reduce Turkey's import
dependency while at the same time boosting exports.
Headquartered in Ohio, USA, A. Schulman, Inc. has been providing innovative solutions since 1928. A. Schulman employs approximately 4,900 people and has 53 manufacturing facilities globally. The company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, agriculture, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others.
A. Schulman serves the market with white, black and additive masterbatches, customized color masterbatches, standard color masterbatches, thermoplastic compounds and resins for injection molding and durable goods, thermoplastic powders for rotomolding, specialty powders and size reduction services, highly-flled thermoset compounds, with glass and/or carbon fbers, distribution
of producer grade polymers and specialties.