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July 19, 2012 10:58 ET

Quadrant EPP Earns OSHA's STAR Site Distinction

READING, PA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, the world's largest manufacturer of machinable plastic, has been awarded the distinguished STAR Site designation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for their site in Scranton, PA. Quadrant was recognized for their implementation of effective safety and health management systems, and an injury and illness rate below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for the industry.

Quadrant EPP Plant Manager Steve Uliana proudly accepted a plaque and a flag to display at Quadrant's facility in Scranton, PA. "Safety is paramount, and with that comes quality. There's simply no substitute for our people, our process and our technologies that have driven this impressive milestone for safety performance. Becoming a VPP STAR site is truly a victory in setting and implementing our safety and precision in quality standards," said Uliana.

In OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illness through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement. Upon applying for VPP, Quadrant had a rigorous on-site evaluation by an OSHA team of safety and health professionals. Now with a VPP status, Quadrant will be re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the program and are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections.

Since 2004, significant investments in safety, production, and quality have made Quadrant EPP the leader in the industry of advanced plastics. The Scranton plant primarily manufactures its popular line of specialty polyethylene materials that are used in diverse markets including medical equipment, food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and a wide range of industrial applications.

About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products:
For over 70 years, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) has been proving there is simply no substitute for quality, innovation and distinction. Quadrant EPP is the global leader of high-performance engineering plastics that are used for machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation and diverse industrial equipment. Its superior products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C).

With a rich history as a company who pioneered machinable plastics, Quadrant is backed by a global team of application development and technical service engineers who specialize in evaluating designs and machining parts. Products and services are available through a worldwide network of branch offices, technical support centers and authorized dealers. Learn more about Quadrant at www.quadrantplastics.com. Use the Industry or Product Finders to access specific information, specs and applications.

Registered trademarks of the Quadrant group of companies: Acetron, CleanStat, Duraspin, Duratron, Erta, Ertalyte, Ertalene, Ertalon, Extreme Materials, Fluorosint, Ketron, MC, Monocast, Nylatron, Nylasteel, Polypenco, Proteus, Sanalite, Semitron, Techtron, TIVAR and Vibratuf. Torlon is a registered trademark of Solvay Advanced Polymers.

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Media Contact:
Kim Imes
Marketing
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
kim.imes@qplas.com
610.320.6709

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  • Media Contact:
    Kim Imes
    Marketing
    Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
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    610.320.6709