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

Press Release Summary:

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 weatherability testing, are available, and compound can be supplied in specialty colors.

Original Press Release:

New Rigid PVC for Outdoor Profiles is Optimized for Impact Strength, Surface Finish, and Flow Properties

For Apex® RE-9218 Outdoor Extrusion-Grade PVC, Teknor Apex Provides Custom Colors, Process Development Support, and Outdoor Testing

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A. – A new rigid PVC compound for outdoor applications provides the excellent weather- and UV-resistance of industry-established grades along with superior performance in processing and fabrication and improved surface appearance, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company.

Apex® RE-9218 compound is an optimized and competitively priced alternative to existing rigid PVC products that are designed to resist the UV light, heat, and moisture encountered in outdoor applications, according to Michael J. Renzi, Vinyl Division business development manager.

“The enhancements provided by Apex RE-9218 include improved flow properties for intricate profile structures, greater Izod impact resistance for post-extrusion cutting and fabrication, and a smoother, more appealing surface finish,” said Mr. Renzi. “In addition, Teknor Apex supports this new product with a wide range of customized services, including advanced real-time weatherability testing at several Teknor Apex on-site laboratories.”

As a custom compounder, Teknor Apex can supply Apex RE-9218 compound in specialty colors. In a fully equipped laboratory, the company can assist with development validation by replicating the customer’s process and die design.

Recommended applications for the new compound include window and door lineals, profiles for recreational vehicles, umbilicals for marine oil and gas wells, and other demanding applications.

Property data on the new compound is available at:


About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics.  Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons,  color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, bioplastics and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen facilities worldwide in the United States, the Netherlands, China and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.

The Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of custom compounds, including ApexÃ’ flexible and rigid vinyl, FlexalloyÃ’ vinyl elastomers, FireguardÃ’ low-flame, low-smoke compounds, and HalguardÃ’ low-smoke, halogen free, flame retardant compounds and elastomers. The Division is a global supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries.

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION:  Address all mail inquiries to Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI  02861 U.S.A. Tel: 1-401-725-8000.  Tel. from U.S. only: 1-800-554-9892. Fax: 1-401-729-0166. E-mail: vinyl@teknorapex.com.

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