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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.

Spex•Lite® Ultra Light filler beads are an extremely efficient and cost effective filler.  For Example, adding roughly 1% of Spex•Lite® Beads by weight of the roofing compound system:

  • Increases profit margins (decrease product cost up to 25%)
  • 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)

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.

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water resistant

Spex•Lite® Beads Float in Water – Our lightweight filler beads absorb a negligible amount of liquid or resin 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.  One gallon of  Spex•Lite® Beads can weigh as low as only 0.09 pounds.  This means that Spex•Lite® Beads can be as much as 88 times lighter than water!

Reduce shipping costs

Spex•Lite® Beads Can Potentially Lower Shipping Costs.  Adding Spex•Lite® Beads to your system is like adding solid air.  If your base system weighs more than 0.334 pounds per gallon, then adding Spex•Lite® Beads will decrease your finished weight, which may allow you to fit more units per truck load.