Engineered Polymers Products

Polyamide Compounds

Schulamid

Schulamid grades are available for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding. Modified grades are also available for special processing technologies.

A wide range of modifications makes Schulamid one of the most suitable and versatile engineered plastics!

Key characteristics of Schulamid are:

  • High stiffness, strength and temperature resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance and toughness at low and high temperatures
  • High dynamic strength
  • Great abrasion resistance
  • Hydrolytic stability (special grades)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Easy processability
  • Excellent electrical properties

Thermoplastic Polyester Compounds

Schuladur

Schuladur is a semi-crystalline engineered compound often used for precision parts and high-quality moldings for industrial, electronic or automotive applications.

Schuladur is based on polybutylene- or polyethylene terephthalate as well as specialty blends and alloys.

Key characteristics of Schuladur are:

  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • High rigidity and strength
  • Outstanding heat aging performance
  • High color stability at high temperatures
  • Excellent resistance to weathering
  • High sliding properties
  • Great chemical resistance

Polymer Blends

Schulablend

Schulablend is the family name of all polymer blends of  LyondellBasell. These Blends are a combination of a variety of polymers, i.e. PA, ABS, ASA, PC, PP, PBT and PMMA.

The key characteristics of Schulablend result from the combination of the positive properties and the suppression of the unwanted properties. 

  • Great optical appearance (matte or gloss)
  • Adjustable impact strength
  • High chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Antistatic properties

Styrenics

Polyman/Perlex

A wide range of our Polycarbonate grades, which includes filled/unfilled, coloured, extra UV stabilized and many other special properties, is available under Polyman and Perlex tradenames.

Ronfalin

A brand with a long tradition and high quality. Since the acquisition of Perrite in 2013, a broad range of standard and customized grades have been developed. Ronfalin portfolio offers extensive range of styrenic polymers like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Methylmethacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (MABS), Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA), Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) and Polystyrene (PS).

Special grades such as glass fiber, glass bead, barium sulphate, laser marking, laser welding, blow moulding, metallic colours and with many other special properties are also available.

In addition, LyondellBasell offers customer specific compounds of its Ronfalin products to fit your needs.

As a global player, LyondellBasell is able to provide its Ronfalin product range globally, supporting your global projects.

Polypropylene Compounds

Polyfort

Polyfort products consist of Polypropylene resins that meet stringent OEM specifications. These grades are formulated for improved processability in injection molding, profile and sheet extrusion, and blow molding. Polyfort grades are available in mineral-filled, glass-reinforced, mineral/glass-reinforced, and unfilled versions, in natural and UV resistant matched colors.

Key characteristics of Polyfort are:

  • Attractive economics
  • Can be compounded for molding, extrusion or blow molding processes
  • Good balance of properties among stiffness, durability and impact resistance
  • UV stability
  • Low specific gravity
  • Chemical resistance

Polyfort compounds can provide part designers and manufacturers with material solutions for exceptional structural and environmental durability. Polyfort products can be supplied for applications requiring high-temperature resistance as well as resistance to high flexural and tensile loads.

  • High heat resistance
  • High impact strength
  • Different viscosities
  • Good weatherability
  • High scratch and mar resistance

Polyacetals

Schulaform

Schulaform POM is a high-quality polyoxymethylene (acetal) copolymer with excellent low wear and friction characteristics and high stiffness and toughness – even without the use of fillers. Because of its outstanding mechanical properties, Schulaform POM is ideally suited for engineered components such as gears and cams, which have to function under extreme conditions.

Key characteristics of Schulaform are:

  • High rigidity and strength
  • High yield strain and relaxation
  • Excellent sliding properties
  • High creep resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Very high chemical resistance

Flame Retardant Compounds

Schuladur FR

Schuladur FR is flame retardant polyester and a blend with UL94 V-0 classification.

  • PBT V0 unreinforced grades with impact modification
  • PBT/ASA V0 with low warpage
  • PET V0 compounds

Schulamid FR

Schulamid FR are Flame retardant PA 6 and PA 66 based engineered compounds. 

Schulaketon FR

Key characteristics of Schulaketon FR are:

  • Flame retardant compounds based on several polymers
  • UL94 V-2 or V-0 classifications
  • Glow wire flammability Index
  • Glow wire ignition behavior (no flame)
  • Several UL approved grades
  • Grades with low smoke density and toxicity

Polyflam

Polyflam product portfolio consists of flame retardant Homo- and Copo-Polypropylene compounds with unfilled or reinforced Polypropylene compounds and halogenated and halogen free grades. Glow wire grades with "no flame" characteristics are also available. 

High Performance and Specialty Compounds

Schulatec

PPS high-performance compounds are based on an eco-friendly polymer production process, which results in low outgassing values and freedom of chlorine.

Schulaketon

Our polyketone grade, Schulaketon, is formulated for time and energy savings by efficient processing especially for injection molding, extrusion, blow molding. These materials are offered as neat and natural, but as well mineral and glass filled and reinforced, colored and as special compounds for several applications like PTFE-filled or reinforced with Aramide- or Carbon fibers.

Compounds Based on Recycled Raw Materials

Schularec

The Schularec concept is based on a network of recyclers used to source high quality recycled raw materials. The Schularec range includes post-consumer and post-industrial grades of filled and unfilled PP, PA, PC/ABS, ABS, PE and PS complimenting the A. Schulman portfolio and satisfying our customers varied requirements. A. Schulman’s reputation for quality materials will guarantee that you will benefit of high performance recycled materials.

Flexible Materials

Duragrip

Duragrip is designed to be a general purpose thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). It is easy to use for injection molding and extrusion processes. It has an excellent soft touch feel, easy to color and is available in FDA (Food and Drug Administration) compliant formulations.

Ecoflex

Ecoflex RTPV combines the performance characteristics of rubber, such as flexibility and anti-skid, with the processing ease of conventional thermoplastic materials. ECO-FLEX RTPV delivers the value-added benefit that TPVs offer over thermoset rubber in recyclability.

Softflex

Softflex is a Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) product. It can be processed by coating or injection molding and is available in North America.

Alcryn

Alcryn is a melt processable rubber which can be processed by blow molding, extrusion, injection molding, or vacuum forming. Applications include automotive, coating applications, engineering/industrial parts, handles and hose/tubing.

Invision

The Invision line contains a comprehensive range of Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds. Invision products are based on TPV, and SBC chemistry.

Key characteristics of Invision are:

  • Low durometer
  • Resiliency
  • Good processability
  • Good tear strength
  • Fluid resistance
  • Weather-ability
  • Abrasion resistance

Polyvin

Polyvin PVC compounds are available in multiple injection-molding and extrusion grades and are custom formulated to meet the specifications of challenging applications.

Key characteristics of Polyvin are:
  • Good resistance to soil
  • Surfaces are easily cleanable
  • Good economics
  • Good processability
  • Dry tactile feel
  • Good scratch and mar resistance