The A. Schulman Academy
Knowledge³: Create Knowledge – Exchange Knowledge – Implement Knowledge.
The integrated approach of the A. Schulman Academy underpins this central theme.
We are convinced that this interconnection releases new synergies that motivate us to design the future together, successfully.
The three key areas of the A. Schulman Academy exemplify the interconnectedness of these aspects.
Create Knowledge – Exchange Knowledge – Implement Knowledge
In the Training area,
experts meet with representatives of our customers, partners and suppliers. The goal of this area is to deliver practice-oriented further training and to enable the exchange of specific knowledge and experience.
Several times per year – or if requested by a customer – we offer training courses in many different areas of plastics technology, bringing in external lecturers where necessary.
We are happy to cater to specific customer wishes with the subjects offered.
In the Innovation area,
we set ourselves two central tasks. We involve ourselves in the development of new, innovative plastics and plastic compounds, created according to the concrete demands of the market and our customers. In addition, we develop complete application solutions for products, directed at, for example, the automotive, consumer goods, and offshore sectors and many other key areas.
A new gateway to A. Schulman’s expertise
The broad A. Schulman product range, comprising all important polymers, our knowledge gained in practice, and our reliable support, offers our customers decisive advantages – for major projects as well as for medium-sized and smaller projects. Highly motivated specialists contribute comprehensive know-how and absolute commitment. As an international company, we can move with our customers on a global scale. Between these comprehensive company services and the individual requirements and wishes of our customers, the A. Schulman Academy constitutes a new link with great potential. It offers wide-ranging opportunities to benefit from our overall competence as a company. From specialist courses and training sessions all the way to practical product development and test runs: It’s worth being a part of it and making use of the opportunities.
The A. Schulman Academy pools the comprehensive knowledge of our five product families. As a totally independent unit, we treat our customers’ confidential information with absolute discretion. With awareness of the market and competition, every customer can rely on this.
The advantages of the new Competence Center for our customers, partners and employees in summary:
- combines research and innovation with concrete product development and intensive user training
- serves as an innovative platform for creative thinking, practice-oriented training and the development of cutting-edge plastics solutions
- thrives on our cooperation with well-known customers and partners from industry
In the Technology area
our partners have constant access to state-of-the-art technical equipment. Here, customer samples can be produced, applications for fluid systems developed, raw materials and additives for pipe extrusion or semi-finished product extrusion tested, and different machine-setups investigated.
Mono and multi-layer pipes (both smooth and corrugated) can be produced with our tube extruder. We thus offer our customers the unique opportunity of developing and directly testing new, specific complete solutions. Outfitting of the Technical Center with test setups and processing technology is continuously supplemented and expanded with modern, high-quality equipment.
- Smooth and corrugated pipe extrusion
- Mono and multilayer coextrusion
- Printing and surface treatment
- Burst pressure tests up to 160°C in air and 90°C in water
- Media storage
- Measurement of twisting and pull-off forces
- Cold impact test
- Analytical measurement and testing
A product is only as good as the idea to optimize its use
The future is made of ideas. Products from A. Schulman therefore offer enormous potential – as the basis for continually new applications and solutions. We actively drive and promote such processes in diverse cooperation with our customers, with suppliers and machine manufacturers, and with internal and external specialists. That’s why we have founded a center for innovation: The A. Schulman Academy, where know-how, experience and passion unite to move innovation, to design the future, and to secure it.
Our goal: The A. Schulman Academy offers practice-oriented development and testing, optimization and trialing, training and knowledge exchange. Customers use the opportunity of hiring our facilities to conduct their own tests and exchange ideas with our engineers. Fundamentals are developed jointly, new applications developed and much more. The A. Schulman Academy will continually contribute to ratifying our claim to being a competent partner for compounds and application development. We look forward to successful cooperation in a spirit of trust.