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Spartech Introduces WeatherPro(TM) T-20 and T-30 at SPE Thermoforming Conference 2012

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:13am
The Associated Press

St. Louis, MO - Sept. 24, 2012 - Spartech, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products, yesterday introduced WeatherPro(TM) T-20 and T-30, its newest line of multi-layered, weatherable ABS products. The announcement occurred at the SPE Thermoforming Conference 2012 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The acrylic-surfaced products provide an aesthetically-pleasing addition to Spartech's proven line of high quality, weatherable plastics.

John Hirsch, Spartech's product manager for polycarbonate, acrylic and weatherable ABS products, announced the plastics during an Innovation Brief entitled, "Optimization of Acrylic-Capped ABS to Meet Customer Performance." "What distinguishes WeatherPro T-20 and T-30 is the excellent balance of properties demonstrated in both products," said Hirsch. "Combining the appearance, chemical and weather resistance of specially formulated acrylic resins with the stiffness, impact strength and thermoforming characteristics of ABS, the WeatherPro T series should prove to be a great solution for many of our customer applications."

The unique properties of the WeatherPro T-series make it ideally suited for thermoformed outdoor parts including tractor panels, lawn and garden equipment, marine parts, and paint and gel-coat replacement applications.

In addition to WeatherPro T-20 and T-30, Spartech will be featuring several specialty products for the thermoforming industry, including Ultros® Renu, an environmentally-friendly PETG for the building and construction markets, Extreme(TM) TPO, a high-performance thermoplastic polyolefin for the transportation markets, and its line of Royalite® specialty products, which includes flame-rated, static-control and general purpose products.

Thermoformed samples of the new products, among others, are available at Spartech's SPE Thermoforming Conference Booth. The Conference, which runs through September 25th, brings together the leading thermoformers, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, OEMs and other industry leaders to network, attend informational and technical sessions, and share the latest industry trends and insights. The 21st SPE Thermoforming Conference is being held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich.

About Spartech Corporation

Spartech Corporation is a leading producer of plastic products including polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products and packaging solutions for a wide spectrum of customers. The Company's three business segments, which operate in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and France, annually process approximately one billion pounds of plastic resins, specialty plastic alloys, and color and specialty compounds. Additional information can be found at http://www.spartech.com.

This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Spartech Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE

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