Eight Diverse Teknor Apex TPEs Win Chrysler Approvals
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Teknor Apex Co.
505 Central Ave.
Pawtucket, RI, 02861
Press release date: August 13, 2007
PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., August 13, 2007: The breadth of the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) product range from Teknor Apex is readily apparent in recent automotive approvals by Chrysler LLC, it was announced today by the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex.
Material standards issued by Chrysler for specific applications involve eight Teknor Apex TPEs representing four distinct elastomer types.
o Tekron® styrenic block copolymers: compounds TK-1118M for high-gloss body side trim, TK-5200N for passenger airbag door covers, and TK-5600M and TK-5600K for driver airbag door covers. (Chrysler Material Standard MS-DC 242.)
o Tekbond® bondable TPEs for overmolding: black compounds TB-6000-45 for ABS substrates and TB-6700-45 for nylon 6; the application is soft-touch components that direct air flow from dashboard vents. (MS-DB 590)
o Telcar® thermoplastic polyolefin blends: compound TL-1000-92 for various applications, including passenger airbag assemblies. (MS-DB 590)
o Uniprene® thermoplastic vulcanizates: compound UL-7200-73 for color-matched primary door seals. (MS-AK-91)
"To support automotive manufacturers in meeting these specifications, Teknor Apex can supply identical formulations of the approved compounds worldwide from production facilities in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and China," said senior automotive market manager Jeffery Beach. "In addition, our technical sales specialists are prepared to work with customers looking to meet alternative specifications and can assist them in achieving the approvals necessary to win new business."
Teknor Apex's TPE automotive approvals are available at www.teknorapex.com/tpe.
The THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DIVISION of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of TPE compounds, including Elexar', Monprene', Telcar', Tekbond®, 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: 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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