Spartech Corporation, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products, announced its Ultros Renu, Ultros Renu 90 and Royalite 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.