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Teknor Apex Chemicals Div.

505-T Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI, 02861, USA

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Teknor Apex Chemicals Div.

Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

LS-HFFR Jacket Compound performs over broad temperature range.

Sep 12, 2016

Low-smoke, halogen-free, and flame retardant, Halguard® 58650 Compound provides resistance to thermal shock along with low-shrink properties required for fiber optic cable. Product performs well over broad temperature range, from brittle point of -47°C to max continuous operating temperature of 105°C. Compound exhibits post-extrusion linear shrinkage values of only 2%, has passed Teknor... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Retail and Sales Equipment

Counterfeit Detecting Concentrates do not affect other properties.

Jun 27, 2016

With traces of anti-counterfeit marker or taggant, DeTek™ color concentrates enable plastics manufacturers to ensure product safety, supply chain integrity, and brand reputation without any effect on color quality or product performance. Color concentrates, used at standard letdown ratios in thermoplastics, promote brand identity via identifying marker. Taggants therein respond to special... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products

Lubricated Compound replaces rubber in seals and gaskets.

Jun 23, 2016

Intended for use in seals for non-pressure water and drain pipe, Sarlink® 9156-02 thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomer provides lubricity for accelerated insertion of seals into fittings. Sealing force, retained over years, prolongs working lives of pipe seals, while stress relaxation, also maintained over years, optimizes sealing force. Processable on standard... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Nylon 6/12 Extrusion Compound withstands high temperatures.

Jun 08, 2016

Suits for automotive cable jackets, Chemlon® 890 HNT001 provides chemical resistance, withstands elevated service temperatures, and exhibits dimensional stability. Lubrication facilitates feeding into extruder, heat stabilization prevents embrittlement at high service temperatures, and stress corrosion resistance meets requirements regarding exposure to aggressive chemicals or mechanical... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Color Concentrates add impact strength to polyolefin sheet.

May 24, 2016

Featuring impact-enhancing modifier, TekTuff™ Concentrates enable processors of polyolefin sheet to increase product toughness or reduce gauge without sacrificing strength. Broad range of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene sheet products could benefit from such impact-modified TekTuff color concentrates, including containers and lids, credit cards, toilet seat covers, truck bed liners,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Color Concentrates boost impact strength of polyolefins.

Mar 08, 2016

Containing impact strength-enhancing additive, TekTuff™ Concentrates can be used to increase strength of cups, containers, and other consumer products or to design thinner-walled molded parts that weigh less. When used with existing colors from Teknor Color, concentrates can be loaded at same ratio and do not need to be re-matched. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

CPVC Compounds suit potable water applications.

Feb 19, 2016

Available in 3 grades for small- and large-diameter pipe and 2 grades for fittings, AquaGuard® CPVC Compounds have NSF 14 and 61 certifications for use with potable water. Products are suitable for single and multi-family residences, and have also received certification from ICC Evaluation Service, LLC for applications in building plenums and ducts. Offering alternative to copper and... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Flexible PVC Compounds suit automotive water drainage tubing.

Feb 12, 2016

Used for automotive drain tubing, Apex® 1583 Series includes flexible PVC compound grades ranging in hardness from 60 Shore A to 50 Shore D. Products exhibit minimal property change upon extended heat aging and stay flexible at temperatures down to -30°C. In addition to custom colors, clear formulations are available. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

HFFR Jacket Compound suits fiber optic cable applications.

Jan 06, 2016

Designed to meet stringent requirements for general-purpose applications, Halguard® 58625 Compound has UL-94 flammability rating of V-0 and oxygen index of 50%, while exhibiting post-extrusion linear shrinkage of only 2%. Halogen-free flame retardant product is recommended for cable used in mass transit, data centers, cell towers, and other infrastructure applications. For outdoor uses,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rigid PVC Compound is optimized for strength, finish, flow.

Dec 21, 2015

Offering alternative to existing rigid PVC products designed for outdoor applications, Apex® RE-9218 provides weather- and UV-resistance and features flow properties suited for intricate profile structures. Additional properties include Izod impact resistance suited for post-extrusion cutting and fabrication and smooth surface finish. Customized services, including advanced real-time... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Styrenic TPEs suit automotive exteriors.

Nov 05, 2015

Exhibiting higher flow than comparable TPVs, Sarlink® ME-2200 Series enables molders of exterior components such as gaskets, seals, and trim to process complex, intricate designs while shortening cycles. Products are available in hardnesses from 65 Shore A to 40 Shore D. Offering UV stability, good flexibility over wide temperature range, and Class A surface appearance, compounds are readily... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing, Services

TPE Molding Grades target automotive interior parts.

Oct 05, 2015

Available with hardnesses from 30 Shore A to 40 Shore D, general purpose Sarlink ML-1100 Series features specific gravity of 1.19. Sarlink ML-1600 Series, available with hardnesses from 40 to 90 Shore A, have specific gravity of 1.0. Both styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers can be molded into complex, intricate geometries. UV-stable and resistant to abrasion and cracking,... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing

Styrenic TPEs for Window Seals require no pre-drying.

Jul 27, 2015

Unlike TPVs used for weatherproof seals in window frames, Monprene® IN-23000 Series styrenic block copolymer compounds are available in small lots and pre-colored grades. Some grades can be processed with same tooling used for PVC profiles at similar throughput rates and die pressures. TPEs resist staining from paints and exhibit end-use properties essential for air- and moisture-proof window... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing

Nylon 6/6 Compound provides low-temperature toughness.

Jul 21, 2015

Suited for automotive and other industrial parts, Chemlon® 109 HBK778 provides notched Izod impact strength of 18 kJ/m2 at -40°C and flexural strength of 52 MPa. At -10°C, product still provides nearly as much impact resistance as it exhibits at room temperature. Compound delivers optimized cold-weather performance for injection molded applications, including fasteners, fuel can... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing

TPE Compounds add value to consumer products.

Jun 11, 2015

Providing vivid color, tactile appeal, and soft-grip ergonomics, Monprene® CP Series includes Monprene CP-10100 low-density compounds with specific gravity of 0.89, and Monprene CP-11100 high-density compounds with specific gravity of 1.15. Each series is comprised of 6 grades with Shore A hardness ranging from 40–90. With light hue in natural form, compounds exhibit optimal colorability.... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Jacket Compounds come in flame retardant, low-shrinkage grades.

Apr 28, 2015

Halguard® 58610 and 58615 are 53 Shore D compounds that have UL-94 vertical burn ratings of V-0 for 1/16 in. thick specimens and respective oxygen indices of 52% and 45%. Both enable passing of UL-1685 FT-4 and UL-1666 riser flame tests. Also available, Halguard 58620 provides low level of post-extrusion shrinkage suited for fiber optic cable applications. This 54 Shore D compound enables... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing

Masterbatches boost heat distortion temperature.

Mar 19, 2015

Based on, and for use with, Ingeo™ High Performance resin from NatureWorks LLC, Terraloy® 90017A and 90017B also use nucleating agent such as LAK-301 from Takemoto Oil & Fat Co., Ltd and other ingredients to make semi-durable and durable applications possible. Masterbatches for polylactic acid bioplastic increase heat distortion temperature and impact strength of resin while cutting cooling... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Custom-Matched PVC Compounds suit automotive exterior trim.

Mar 12, 2015

Available in more than 60 colors, Apex® 1545 Series Extrusion Compounds are 85 Shore A PVC products that yield pure color, consistent gloss, and smooth surface required for meeting Class A finish specifications of automotive OEMs. Products are suited for external layers of coextruded automotive parts, such as roof ditch moldings between roof and body sections, window trim between A pillars and... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Cable Jacketing Compounds withstand harsh environments.

Feb 18, 2015

Operating from -40 to +75°C, Flexalloy 9616-94 has 73 Shore C hardness (94 Shore A) rating and oxygen index of 38%. Elastomer provides crush and impact resistance and UV stability for such uses as mining cable as well as flame retardance for such applications as industrial Ethernet. With max continuous operating rating of 105°C and oxygen index of 35%, oil- and chemical-resistant Flexalloy... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rigid PVC Compounds reduces stress cracking, offer PC performance.

Feb 10, 2015

Exhibiting strength and clarity while reducing or eliminating stress cracking at interface with flexible PVC components, Apex SCR™ heat-stable compounds enable rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in such clear medical components as connectors and check valves. It took Apex SCR rigid PVC grades 1–2½ weeks or more to exhibit stress cracking during testing. Simultaneously, compounds... Read More

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