About Us:

Schneller is the world’s largest supplier of interior laminates for commercial airlines. With more than 50 years in the industry, Schneller has grown to serve virtually all of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and rail car manufacturers with cutting-edge design, technology, and flexible manufacturing.

In response to growing customer needs for interiors that are more attractive, comfortable, and compliant with safety regulations, Schneller has developed a world-class portfolio of engineered decorative materials and an ever-expanding array of custom applications.

We are proud to serve our clients from design and product development, to manufacturing, installation assistance, and technical service.

 

History:

In 1964, John Benjamin Schneller, an electrical engineer by trade, started John Schneller & Associates in Kent, Ohio. As a small division of Becton Dickinson, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of hospital supplies, the new company initially produced vinyl-coated fiberglass cloth for the Douglas DC3 aircraft. Schneller continued to expand into the aircraft flooring market until John Schneller sold the company in 1969.

In 1984 the Federal Aviation Administration mandated that aircraft lavatories must be equipped with smoke detectors and automatic fire extinguishers. Soon commercial jets were being retrofitted with fire-resistant materials, and newly built planes contained these materials as standard features. Within a few more years, regulations also required cabin interiors to be outfitted with flame-resistant material. Much of the world subsequently followed the FAA’s lead.

This created a tremendous opportunity for Schneller.  Relying on our significant research & development-driven product innovation, we set to work designing products that met the new FAA fire regulations. This helped to establish us as a participant in the new fire regulatory committees.

In the following decades, Schneller would expand our product lines to include all commercial aviation and rail travel,  and increase our international footprint with sales and service offices in Singapore and Paris. We completed a 55,000-square-foot expansion project at our main site in Kent, Ohio in 2014.

Today, Schneller has evolved into a global leader in flexible film laminates, formable decorative thermoplastics, and non-textile flooring products for commercial aircraft. In the 50-plus years that Schneller has served the aircraft manufacturing industry, air travel has become much safer, due in large part to the innovations that Schneller and our industry colleagues have brought to the market. 

GLOBAL REACH

Schneller is the global leader in providing comprehensive end-to-end solutions and worldwide on-demand customer service for hard-surface laminates, thermoplastic sheets and non-textile floor coverings for the Aviation and Rail interiors. Schneller is proud to be a qualified supplier to all major OEM airframe manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Sukhoi, Mitsubishi, and others.

We work with all major commercial airlines and all major Tier 1 suppliers, and we are a preferred supplier in the Airbus NTF Selection Guide and the exclusive supplier of the Airbus A350 Canvas Catalog. We are also proud to be the Primary supplier of the Bombardier C Series.

  • Corsair
    Air Mauritius
    Sky West Airlines
    Oasis Hong Kong Airlines
    Air China
    Lufthansa
    Horizon Air
    Malaysia Airlines
    Airbus
    Kapco Global
    China Airlines
    Spirit Airlines
    Hawaiian Airlines
    Southwest
    Qatar Airways
    Korean Air
    Air France
    TAP Portugal
    Iceland Air
    British Midland International
  • Easyjet
    CAE Aviation
    Air Pegasus
    Swissair
    Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
    Air Canada
    Frontier Airlines
    Alaska Airlines
    Boeing
    Turkish Airlines
    Virgin Atlantic
    Delta
    Eva Air
    Saudia
    JetBlue
    Onurair
    British Airways
    RyanAir
    Germanwings
    Gulf Air
  • Eurowings
    China Eastern
    Air Transat
    Aeroflot Russian Airlines
    Air Tran
    United
    Flying Colours
    Latam Airlines
    Orbis
    Iberia
    American Airlines
    Vietnam Airlines
    Flyvlm
    Bombardier
    Scandinavian
    Asiana Airlines
    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    Etihad Airways
    LAN Airlines
    Magee
  • Thomas Cook
    ANA
    Aerolineas Argentinas
    Alitalia
    Air New Zealand
    Embraer
    Polish Airlines
    Japan Airlines
    Garuda Indonesia
    Cathay Pacific
    Emirates
    Virgin
    South African Airways
    King fisher
    Air Asia
    Oman Air
    Singapore Airlines
    Qantas
    MNG Airlines