Spartech awarded 'Gold Award, 2011 Supplier of the Year' from New Jersey customer BD, a global medical technology company that uses Spartech's HIPS and PETG rollstock for various rigid plastic packaging components

ST. LOUIS , March 9, 2012 (press release) – Spartech Packaging Technologies, a leader in the development and design of rigid packaging was recently awarded the "Gold Award, 2011 Supplier of the Year" from customer, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Spartech provides BD with high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and PETG rollstock for various rigid plastic packaging components.

"BD recognizes its top performing suppliers each year to stimulate continuous improvement and influence growth and innovation across its supply chain," according to Chris Shanahan, Vice President Global Procurement at BD. "Spartech Corporation received the award because of its consistent quality, delivery and customer service performance. Spartech's alignment with BD's strategy and delivery of sustainable value has distinguished Spartech in a competitive supplier environment."

Spartech was one of only seven suppliers to be selected for a Gold Award from BD in 2011. BD rates its suppliers based on the following criteria: superior performance, continuous improvement, innovation, customer service and sustainability. The Gold Award is reserved for those companies that excel the most in these categories.

"This Gold Award is a testament to the dedication Spartech has to delighting its customers," said Carol O'Neill, SVP, Spartech Packaging Technologies. "Delivering quality, sustainable, value-added solutions to our customers is consistent with our Company's vision. It's rewarding to be honored in such a fashion because it means we are delivering on our promises to our customers."

About Spartech

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 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.

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