Spartech's Ultros (R) Renu PETG, among other products, receives SCS Certification for Recycled Content

Wed Jan 2, 2013 10:00am EST

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St. Louis - Jan. 2, 2012 - Spartech Corporation (NYSE: SEH), a leading producer of plastic sheet,
compounds and packaging products, today announced its Ultros(R) Renu, Ultros(R) Renu 90 and
Royalite(R) G50 products received certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a
global leader in independent certification and verification of environmental, sustainability,
stewardship, food quality, food safety and food purity claims.

The three products all received the same certification, denoting that the respective products
conform to SCS's Recycled Content Standard V4-1, utilizing at least 50 percent pre-consumer,
recycled content. The three products are primarily used in the building and construction markets.
The SCS certifications allow architects, designers, and other end-users the opportunity to earn
credits toward the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System.

"It is increasingly imperative for manufacturers of all types to be able to provide visibility to
how they achieve and maintain sustainable product attributes. Going the extra mile to demonstrate
to an independent third party how you achieve sustainable metrics, such as incorporation of
recycled content in your materials, goes a long way with today's consumers and specifiers," said
John Willham, 3form Chief Technology Officer.  A leading provider of sustainable architecture and
design materials and solutions, 3form uses Ultros Renu in several of its applications. "Working
alongside Spartech and having product certifications, such as SCS, provides important transparency
to customers so they know that the products they specify and use are truly sustainable," said
Willham.

"Spartech's vision is to become the leading supplier of sustainable plastic solutions. Because of
this, we are always looking for ways to be more sustainable, to get more out of products, more out
of our raw materials. Using recycled content is a big part of that effort." said Michael Malin,
Commercial Development Manager at Spartech. "The SCS certification is a testament to our
dedication to sustainability and our customers, who benefit from our sustainable practices."

Ultros Renu and Ultros Renu 90 are both PETG products known for their superior clarity and
chemical resistance. They are primarily used in the building and construction markets and commonly
used in point of purchase displays, store fixtures, atriums, amongst other applications. Royalite
G50 is a non-PVC, non-halogen, flame-rated sheet product for use in wall coverings, ceiling tiles
and a myriad of other architectural applications where stringent building codes are required. 

Both Ultros Renu products and Royalite G50 fall underneath Spartech's suite of Visual Plastics
products. These products are designed specifically for use in the visual markets of signage,
displays, graphic arts and architectural design. The SCS certification is based on an annual
review. Spartech's current certifications run through March 31, 2013.

About Spartech Corporation

Spartech Corporation is a leading producer of plastic products including polymeric compounds,
concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products and packaging technologies for a wide
spectrum of customers. The Company's three business segments, which operate facilities 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 http://www.spartech.com  

Company Contacts:
Randy Martin
Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer
(314) 721-4242
Christi Emmenegger
Corporate Marketing Communications Manager
(314) 721-4242


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