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Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products to Debut Innovative New Side Rail Technology at World's Largest Trucking Show -- MATS 2013

QuickSilver Side Rail by Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products developed for heavy equipment applications and more, but specifically for use in trucking applications. Virtually eliminates costly trailer repairs and downtime. Click here for high-resolution version

READING, PA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) -  Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, the global leader of machinable plastics, will debut Quadrant QuickSilver® Side Rail at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) 2013 on March 21-23, 2013. QuickSilver® Side Rail is designed specifically for trailer side rail applications and joins the industry acclaimed QuickSilver® and Durapro Truck Liner family of materials.

Quadrant will debut QuickSilver® Side Rail at MATS 2013 on March 21-23 in Louisville, KY, the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. Made of 100% virgin resin, UHMW-PE QuickSilver® Side Rail was developed for heavy equipment applications and more, but specifically for use in trucking applications. The unique properties of QuickSilver® Side Rails strike the perfect balance between form and function, minimizing repairs from forklift and loader damage by delivering superior toughness and protecting the trailer from obstructions. The world's largest manufacturer of machinable plastics, Quadrant, along with their team of advanced-technology engineers, is quickly gaining the reputation as the go-to engineering plastic material option for the trucking industry.

According to QuickSilver® National Sales Manager Tom West, "This is an exciting new application of our material that provides improved security to trailers and will fill the performance gap left by traditional materials by delivering a higher performance option that virtually eliminates costly trailer repairs and downtime. Protection against crushed side rails from driver obstructions is something every owner-operator or fleet manager wants to guard against, and with QuickSilver® Side Rails Quadrant is providing a cost-effective and durable solution."

Along with its five star lineup of trucking products, the legendary QuickSilver® and Durapro dump body liners will also be on display. "QuickSilver® high performance dump truck liners are designed for rapid release and to clean-out and clean-up some of the toughest materials like hot asphalt, rocks, gravel, sludge and wet dirt -- they really are made to haul it all. Combine that with the industry's best warranty and it's really a no-brainer," says Tom. Quadrant's lining materials are the industry's only lining product to carry a non pro-rated lifetime warranty against cracking, breaking, and seam failure.

Other featured Quadrant products will include RADIUS trailer skirts for improved fuel economy and durability, Kingpin Lubeplate which allows repeated connecting and disconnecting of the tractor and trailer without being torn off, and Push Blocks which are more durable than the traditional oak/steel plate method for tailgate protection. See for yourself the industry's most innovative and broad family of materials at MATS 2013 booth #20085. Application specialists and technical experts will be in attendance to answer questions relating to the new material and to provide expert guidance for engineering and application solutions.

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. Connect with Quadrant, "quadrantepp" on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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®.

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Kim Imes
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products