A. Schulman Opens Innovation Centers in Germany and Mexico
Jun 26, 2012
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A. Schulman, Inc, supplier of plastic compounds and resins, began working with customers, suppliers, and other technical partners at two global innovation centers in Germany and Mexico.

The innovation centers are the recently opened A. Schulman Academy located in Kerpen, Germany (near Cologne), and the POLYnnova Group in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, one of the main industrial centers in central Mexico. These centers will enable the company and its partners and customers to undertake research and development activities that are of shared interest.

"I am very pleased to congratulate Thilo Stier, Technical Director for A. Schulman in Kerpen, Germany, and Miguel Waldo, Technology Manager for A. Schulman in Mexico, for providing inspiration for these new centers and bringing the key partners together, so that we may all benefit from the additional collaboration," said Patricia M. Mishic, vice president and chief marketing officer.

At the A. Schulman Academy in Germany, participants will be able to combine research and innovation in plastics engineering and application technology with specific product developments and user training.

In Mexico, the POLYnnova Group is based on an open innovation model and manages the development of collaborative business projects through networks comprised of customers, suppliers, academic institutions and research centers. Initial areas of emphasis will be technology for agriculture and aquaculture materials, sustainable material technologies, and nanomaterials.

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