About 2018-05-01T04:58:15-04:00
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A. Schulman and the polypropylene producer National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET), have built a polyolefin-compounding plant based on the latest state-of-the-art technology, safety regulations and certification standards. Since August 2017, the new facility has started to produce Polyfort® and Polyflam® PP compounds.

From the start, all processes will be aligned with the standards of IATF 16949 and ISO9001:2015, 14001 and 18001.

The production facility is designed for an annual polypropylene-compounding capacity of up to 100,000 tons and is located on NATPET’s polypropylene polymerization site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. This setup ensures efficiency along the entire value chain, from propane gas to customer-specific Polyfort® and Polyflam® compounds.

The portfolio includes colored, mineral-filled, glass fiber-reinforced, hybrid-filled PP homo- and PP copolymer compounds as well as impact-modified, low-emission grades for automotive interiors and flame retardant V2, V0 GWFI- and 5VA UL-listed grades.

The new production site offers each partner’s expertise and know-how:



This joint venture offers consistent-quality products with an uninterrupted supply chain from NATPET and unique/customized solutions from A. Schulman, a company widely known for its customer-focused expertise.

About A. Schulman

A. Schulman is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, which are used as raw materials in a variety of markets. The Company’s principal product lines consist of proprietary and custom-formulated engineered plastic compounds, color concentrates and additives that improve the appearance and performance of plastics in a number of specialized applications.

Technology centers in North America and Europe are devoted to new product development and color research. The Company’s manufacturing facilities have their own product testing and quality control laboratories to ensure timely delivery of high-quality products to A. Schulman’s global customer base.

The Company’s customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, sports, leisure and home, custom services and others.

Providing superior service and products is A. Schulman’s focus for the injection, extrusion, blown-film extrusion, rotational and blow molding industries, as well as a new emphasis on the thermoforming industry.

A. Schulman’s expertise helps their customers develop some of the most widely used products on Earth. We work hand in hand with our customers to help them realize their product/service expectations.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, A. Schulman employs approximately 4,800 people and has more than 54 manufacturing and support facilities globally. A. Schulman stock is quoted through the Nasdaq National Market System (Symbol: SHLM).

For more information, visit www.aschulman.com.


National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NATPET) is a closed joint stock company, operating a 400,000 MT/year propylene/polypropylene complex at Madinat Yanbu Alsenae’a on the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

NATPET uses UOP’s Oleflex® technology to convert propane gas into propylene, then transfer the propylene to a 400,000 MT/year polypropylene (PP) plant, which uses the prestigious Spheripol® technology from polyolefin industry leader LyondellBasell.

NATPET’s plant is geared to produce a wide range of PP-grade product mixes (homopolymers, random and heterophasic copolymers) to serve diversified market segments such as rigid and flexible packaging, fiber and raffia, consumer goods, automotive, etc.

For more information, visit www.natpet.com.