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APS Elastomers Provides Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) for Essential Medical Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

APS Elastomers Provides Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) for Essential Medical Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

Westland, Michigan (April 7, 2020) With the recent coronavirus affecting major domestic TPE suppliers, APS Elastomers positioned itself to provide material desperately needed for health care and medical applications to the North American market; helping small and medium manufacturers get through these difficult periods by significantly increasing its inventory and managing its supply chain....

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Zythane® 7075AW, 7085AF, 7085AW Receive Top UL Flame Rating V-0

Romulus, MI (March 27, 2019) APS Elastomers’ Zythane® 7000-Series of non-halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) just received the top UL Flame Rating of V-0; besting competitors rating of equivalent material. Zythane® 7075AW, 7085AW and 7085AF are polyether-based non-halogenated FR TPU specifically formulated for both injection molding and extrusion applications with ease of...

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APS Elastomers Manages TPU Shortage in North America
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APS Elastomers Manages TPU Shortage in North America

Romulus, MI - (February 19, 2018) - With the recent announcements of force majeure by major thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) suppliers over the past 12 months, APS Elastomers has positioned itself to provide its Zythane® TPU material to the North American market and help small and medium manufacturers to get through these difficult periods by significantly increasing its inventory and managing...

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APS Elastomers Now Offers Thermochromatic Pigment for TPU
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APS Elastomers Now Offers Thermochromatic Pigment for TPU

Romulus, MI (March 6, 2017) Thermochromatic pigments for TPU is now available at APS Elastomers. Thermochromatic pigment reacts to changes in temperature and can be TPU overmolded in applications where monitoring heat energy is beneficial - and in some cases, crucial. As the temperature rises, the pigment loses its color; making it ideal for applications such as baby bottles, thermoses, and...

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TPU Grades are suited for food contact applications.
Materials

TPU Grades are suited for food contact applications.

Available in hardness range of Shore A 80Â- to Shore D 74, polyether-based and polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) meet FDA standards for usage in contact with dry food. These TPU grades offer resistance to abrasion and tearing, can be colored, and accommodate broad processing range. Areas of use include such applications as conveyor belts, harvesting equipment, and other dry...

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Materials

APS Elastomers Now Offers TPUs Designed for Calendering, Compounding, and Extrusion

Romulus, MI -- Continuous innovation in all areas of the elastomer business inspires APS Elastomers to develop new applications and better processing techniques in order to better assist OEMs and processors to manufacture their end products successfully and efficiently.Â-  APS Elastomers offers TPUs ideally suited for calendering, compounding and extrusion for applications such as airbags,...

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Materials

Thermoplastic Polyurethanes offer optimized melt strength.

Offered in wide range of hardnesses from 70 Shore A to 45 Shore D, 7000 Series of Zythane™ TPUs are formulated for pneumatic tubing, cable jacketing, technical profiles, and film and sheet. Polyether-based materials offer optimized transparency when extruded natural, low temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, and microbial resistance as well as tear strength and resistance to weak bases...

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TPE Grades are bondable to polyethylene.

Available in 32, 40, 60 and 70 Shore A Hardness, 4 overmolding grades of Maxelast® TPEs can be used for bonding onto PE (polyethylene) used for handles, grips, cosmetic cases, and other applications. Chemical bond between soft elastomeric alloy and rigid PE substrate results in products that are slip resistant as well as ergonomic and soft to touch. Additionally, TPE provides shock absorption...

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Overmolding Thermoplastic Elastomers bond to polyethylene.

Available in Shore A Hardness range of 32, 40, 60, and 70, Maxelast® OM TPEs offer chemical bond between soft elastomeric alloy and rigid polyethylene substrate. Results are products that are ergonomic and soft to touch as well as slip resistant and shock absorbing. Suitable for handles, grips, and cosmetic cases, Maxelast OM grades require no drying, can be easily colored, and offer...

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APS Adds to Its Compounding/R & D Facilities with Purchase of Arburg Injection Molding Machine

ROMULUS, MI – APS (Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC), in its quest to become North America’s total- TPE compounder/distributor/technical support firm (TPEs, TPVs, TPRs, TPOs, TPUs and alloys), has just purchased it first injection molding machine to complement the firm’s growing compounding and R & D facilities.Â-  The unit is a 100 ton machine made by Arburg. The IM machine...

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APS Elastomers Sets up New State-of-The-Art Lab and Provides Proprietary Blend Services

Westland, MI (March 2, 2021) APS Elastomers’ move to a larger facility in Westland, Michigan last year enabled them to set up a new state-of-the-art lab; providing in-depth and high- level customer and technical service, problem-solving, product development and support to designers, OEMs and processors. Capabilities including tensile strength, melt flow rate, density, durometer hardness,...

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APS Elastomers Provides Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) for Essential Medical Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

APS Elastomers Provides Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) for Essential Medical Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

Westland, Michigan (April 7, 2020) With the recent coronavirus affecting major domestic TPE suppliers, APS Elastomers positioned itself to provide material desperately needed for health care and medical applications to the North American market; helping small and medium manufacturers get through these difficult periods by significantly increasing its inventory and managing its supply chain....

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APS Elastomers Expands, Purchases New Facility, Moves Headquarters

Westland, MI (March 10, 2020) APS Elastomers, a leading thermoplastic elastomer supplier since 2009, recently purchased a new facility and is moving their operations from Romulus, Michigan to a larger facility in nearby Westland, Michigan. The expansion allows APS to double the volume of various thermoplastic elastomers, among the styrenic-based TPEs, TPVs and TPUs (polyester and polyether...

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Materials

Zythane® 7075AW, 7085AF, 7085AW Receive Top UL Flame Rating V-0

Romulus, MI (March 27, 2019) APS Elastomers’ Zythane® 7000-Series of non-halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) just received the top UL Flame Rating of V-0; besting competitors rating of equivalent material. Zythane® 7075AW, 7085AW and 7085AF are polyether-based non-halogenated FR TPU specifically formulated for both injection molding and extrusion applications with ease of...

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Company News

APS Elastomers Appoints SAW Thermoplastics as its West Coast Distributor

Romulus, MI (February 1, 2019)  APS Elastomers, a leading provider of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) to the North American marketplace, continues to add to its team of elastomer sales and technical service specialists by appointing SAW Thermoplastics as its exclusive distributor for the West Coast.  Scot Wiesemann, owner of SAW Thermoplastics, will provide commercial and technical support to...

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APS Elastomers Manages TPU Shortage in North America
Materials

APS Elastomers Manages TPU Shortage in North America

Romulus, MI - (February 19, 2018) - With the recent announcements of force majeure by major thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) suppliers over the past 12 months, APS Elastomers has positioned itself to provide its Zythane® TPU material to the North American market and help small and medium manufacturers to get through these difficult periods by significantly increasing its inventory and managing...

Read More »
APS Elastomers Now Offers Thermochromatic Pigment for TPU
Materials

APS Elastomers Now Offers Thermochromatic Pigment for TPU

Romulus, MI (March 6, 2017) Thermochromatic pigments for TPU is now available at APS Elastomers. Thermochromatic pigment reacts to changes in temperature and can be TPU overmolded in applications where monitoring heat energy is beneficial - and in some cases, crucial. As the temperature rises, the pigment loses its color; making it ideal for applications such as baby bottles, thermoses, and...

Read More »
TPU Grades are suited for food contact applications.
Materials

TPU Grades are suited for food contact applications.

Available in hardness range of Shore A 80Â- to Shore D 74, polyether-based and polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) meet FDA standards for usage in contact with dry food. These TPU grades offer resistance to abrasion and tearing, can be colored, and accommodate broad processing range. Areas of use include such applications as conveyor belts, harvesting equipment, and other dry...

Read More »
Materials

APS Elastomers Now Offers TPUs Designed for Calendering, Compounding, and Extrusion

Romulus, MI -- Continuous innovation in all areas of the elastomer business inspires APS Elastomers to develop new applications and better processing techniques in order to better assist OEMs and processors to manufacture their end products successfully and efficiently.Â-  APS Elastomers offers TPUs ideally suited for calendering, compounding and extrusion for applications such as airbags,...

Read More »
Materials

Thermoplastic Polyurethanes offer optimized melt strength.

Offered in wide range of hardnesses from 70 Shore A to 45 Shore D, 7000 Series of Zythane™ TPUs are formulated for pneumatic tubing, cable jacketing, technical profiles, and film and sheet. Polyether-based materials offer optimized transparency when extruded natural, low temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, and microbial resistance as well as tear strength and resistance to weak bases...

Read More »

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