Brochure Highlights Outstanding Versatility of Monprene® TPES, Which Meet Design Requirements For Many Applications
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Teknor Apex Co.
505 Central Ave.
Pawtucket, RI, 02861
Press release date: October 9, 2006
PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., October 9, 2006: The remarkable range of end-use applications for which Teknor Apex custom-formulates Monprene ® thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is detailed in a colorful new eight-page Engligh-language brochure on the design and processing characteristics of these products, it was announced today by the company's Thermoplastic Elastomer Division.
Proprietary styrenic block copolymer chemistry is a key to the versatility of Monprene TPEs. The text, application photos, and property tables in the brochure demonstrate the outstanding design flexibility and performance provided by these compounds. They are shown to meet requirements ranging from high durability to super-soft comfort, from water clarity to brilliant opaque colors, and from compliance with FDA standards to resistance to aggressive end-use environments.
The brochure cites current uses for Monprene TPEs in appliances, food-contact applications, film, grips and handles, hardware, infant care products, kitchen utensils, medical devices, oral care products, personal hygiene items, personal protection equipment, seals and gaskets, sheeting sporting goods, tubing, wheels and casters, writing instruments, and other consumer products.
The range of available Monprene grades itemized in the brochure reflects this versatility:
o Utra-soft gel compounds (30 Shore 00 to 65 Shore 00)
o Custom injection molding and extrusion compounds (35 Shore A to 90 Shore A)
o Specialty injection molding compounds (20 Shore A to 90 Shore A)
Copies of the new brochure in English can be obtained by emailing Teknor Apex at email@example.com; in the European Union, copies can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The brochure can also be downloaded as a pdf file from the TPE section of the Teknor Apex website at www.teknorapex.com.
The THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DIVISION of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of TPE compounds, including Elexar®, Monprene ®, Telcar ®, Tekbond(TM), Tekron ®, and Uniprene ® products. Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., the Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical-device, wire and cable, and other industries. Other plastics businesses of TEKNOR APEX include the Vinyl Div. (flexible vinyl), Chemical Div. (plasticizers), Specialty Compounding Div. (toll and custom compounding), Teknor Color Company (concentrates), Chem Polymer (engineering thermoplastics), and Singapore Polymer Corp. (diverse compounds and masterbatches). Visit the web site: www.teknorapex.com.
READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Americas: Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel:1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-866-GET-TPEs (1-866-438-8737). Fax: 1-401-728-5680. E-mail: email@example.com. Europe: Teknor Apex, c/o Chem Polymer Ltd., Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, England B69 4NH. Tel: 44-121-665-2100. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Asia: Singapore Polymer Corporation, 41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134. Tel: 65-6265-2544. Fax: 65-6265-1821. Email: email@example.com.
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