Serving Customers Across the United States and Internationally    

SchabelTech saw a market need for an ultra-lightweight filler material with certain performance characteristics that was not available on the market. Leveraging his decades of experience selling competitive products and his chemical engineering background, Ned invented and was awarded several patents for Spex•Lite® Ultra Light Polymer Foam Beads, which resemble miniature “Nerf” balls. We are continually amazed at myriad uses of Spex•Lite® Ultra Light Filler Beads by our customers.

Spex•Lite® Polymer Foam Beads are created from non-toxic polymers and are formed as unique, closed cell, foamed beads having extremely low volume densities. In addition, Spex•Lite® Polymer Foam Beads offer unbeatable weight reduction, which enables lower product weights than you would get with traditional light weight aggregates. Moreover, Spex•Lite® Beads provide increased filler volumes, substantial insulation properties, improved buoyancy, and potential cost reductions.

Adding roughly 1% of Spex•Lite® Ultra Light Filler Beads by weight of the roofing compound system:

  • Decreases the overall weight of the system (reduce weight up to 28%)
  • Improves ergonomics and worker safety (your 55# bucket can now weigh ~40#)
  • Reduces freight costs (ship more units per truckload due to decreased package weight)
  • Increases profit margins (decrease product cost up to 25%)
  • Adds R-Value up to 1.0 to the system

With all the ways Spex•Lite® Ultra Light Filler Beads can be used, it has tremendous potential to save you and your company money based on product volume costs, in addition to transportation and freight factors.

If you would like to learn more about our Spex•Lite® products. Please call us at  (440) 462-1500.

water resistant

Spex•Lite® Beads Float in Water – Our lightweight filler beads do not absorb liquid because of their closed cell design and exterior polymer skin, Spex•Lite® Beads float in water and do not absorb liquid. This makes Spex•Lite® Beads great for use around, in, and under water applications.


Spex•Lite® Beads are Incredibly Lightweight – One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds, but the same amount of Spex•Lite® Beads only weigh 0.17 pounds. This means that Spex•Lite® Beads are approximately 50 times lighter than water!

Reduce shipping costs

Spex•Lite® Beads Can Potentially Lower Shipping Costs – Due to the ultra-lightweight design of Spex•Lite® Beads, they could potentially save you and your business money on freight and shipping charges.