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By Design: A. Schulman's Paul Boulier

September 29, 2010

Fairlawn, Ohio-based compounder/distributor A. Schulman Inc. aims to add functionality to commodity resins by promoting the use of such techniques as coinjection molding and by infusing such materials with bio-based fillers or other, secret ingredients. Paul Boulier, the company’s chief marketing officer, discussed some of these efforts in an interview with Plastics News at the recent Industrial Designers Society of America’s annual conference in Portland, Ore. A couple areas of intriguing Schulman development include efforts to impart paper-like properties to polyolefin films, and the use of precisely engineered additives help fight the counterfeiting of products.