Four UL 94 V-0 Nylon Compounds Provide Wide Range of Options for Injection Molders of Electrical and Electronic Parts


Chemlon® Products from Chem Polymer Include Nylon 6 and 66 in both Halogenated Reinforced Grades and Non-Halogenated Un-Reinforced Formulations

FORT MYERS, FL, U.S.A., January 10, 2007: Four Chemlon® nylon compounds from Chem Polymer Corporation meet stringent flame-retardance requirements while providing a range of other performance and regulatory-compliance options for injection molders of electrical and electronic components, the company announced today. The compounds are UL 94 listed as V-0 formulations and include both glass fiber-reinforced grades with halogen flame retardants and unreinforced, non-halogenated grades.

Chem Polymer manufactures these and other engineering thermoplastic compounds on a custom basis and offers them with a wide range of fillers, reinforcements, and modifiers. A subsidiary of Teknor Apex Company, Chem Polymer can supply identical formulations of any grade from its plants in the UK and the U.S., as well as from the Singapore facility of another Teknor Apex subsidiary, Singapore Polymer Corporation.

The four compounds cover a range of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties required in applications such as electrical switches, housings, plugs, connectors, terminal blocks, and coil bobbins (see table). All are available in natural, black, and custom colors. The compounds are:

o Chemlon 133 GVH nylon 66-based compound with 30% glass fiber reinforcement by weight, plus a halogenated flame retardant formulation.

o Chemlon 182 nylon 66-based, non-halogenated compound.

o Chemlon 233 GVH nylon 6-based compound with 33% glass fiber reinforcement by weight, plus a halogenated flame retardant formulation.

o Chemlon 282 nylon 6-based, non-halogenated compound.

CHEM POLYMER is an international supplier of engineering thermoplastics for the automotive, appliance, electrical/electronics, and other industries. It produces reinforced, filled, and specially modified compounds of nylon 6 and 66 (Chemlon®), acetal copolymer (Formax®), PBT (Durlex®), PET, and specialty nylons under the Beetle® brand. Founded in 1965 and acquired by Teknor Apex in 2004, Chem Polymer operates plants in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. Its UK office is at Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NH, UK. Tel: 44-121-665-2105. Fax: 44-121-544-5530. Email: etpsales@chempolymer.co.uk. In the U.S.A., Chem Polymer has offices at 2443 Rockfill Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33911 USA. Tel: 1-239-337-0400. Fax: 1-239-337-4461. Email: chemlon@chempolymer.com. Visit the web site: www.chempolymer.com.

Founded in 1924, TEKNOR APEX COMPANY is a privately held company with ten divisions and 2,000 employees. It is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., manufactures at 14 locations in the U.S. and overseas, and sells in 70 countries, serving markets in the plastics, rubber, and chemical industries. In addition to Chem Polymer, other Teknor Apex plastics businesses include the Vinyl Div. (flexible vinyl), Chemical Div. (plasticizers), Thermoplastic Elastomer Div. (TPEs), Specialty Compounding Div. (toll and custom compounding), Teknor Color Company (concentrates), and Singapore Polymer Corp. (multiple ranges of compounds for the Asian Market). Visit www.teknorapex.com.

Robert J. Martino
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