Columbus, Ohio – Schneller LLC, a Kent, Ohio based provider of custom decorative laminate films, reinforced laminates, thermoplastic sheets and non-textile floor coverings was recently awarded the Crystal Award for Excellence from Ohio’s Edison Technology Centers.
The transportation-industry focused firm was nominated by Edison Technology Center, PolymerOhio who supported Schneller in technology connections and supplier sourcing.
Matthew Harthcock, Director of Engineering and Technology, accepted the award on behalf of Schneller April 1 during a luncheon at the Ohio statehouse. On hand to present the award was Bruce Fawcett, Executive Director of Polymer Ohio.
“We chose to honor Schneller due to their ongoing relationship with PolymerOhio. Over the years, we have helped them develop strategic connections with technology collaborators and key suppliers that have positioned Schneller for positive growth.”
Schneller has been providing innovative products since 1964. They serve a global market for commercial and private aircraft interiors and offer a portfolio of engineered decorative products including:
- Film Laminates for ceilings, window panels and bins;
- Reinforced Laminates for high abuse areas such as galleys, carts and class dividers;
- Thermoplastic Sheets for window panels and seat back trays;
- Non-Textile Floor Coverings.
Schneller was introduced to PolymerOhio’s capabilities at a SAMPE event in 2011. Shortly thereafter, Schneller provided a list of several technical areas they were interested in further developing key resources and capabilities.
PolymerOhio provided advice and facilitated development of partnerships with various suppliers and industry experts that benefited Schneller in a number of areas. Schneller became a founding member of the Texture Working Group, formed in 2012 by PolymerOhio to share best practices and jointly pursue new technologies in performance-critical surface textures.
The six Edison Technology Centers provide a variety of product and process innovation and commercialization services to both established and early-stage technology-based businesses. Each year they recognize companies that have found progressive ways to succeed in today’s highly-competitive markets.
PolymerOhio is a nonprofit organization comprised of a team of highly skilled manufacturing technology professionals who help manufacturers grow more profitably through a mix of services and resources that significantly improve how they develop, commercialize, manufacture, and distribute innovative products. PolymerOhio is an affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program.