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Teknor Apex’s New Optimized Rigid PVC Offers Better UV-resistance in Outdoor Profiles

Published on 2015-12-16. Author : SpecialChem

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 by Teknor Apex Company.

Window Profiles
Fig. 1: Window Profiles

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 lineal, profiles for recreational vehicles, umbilical for marine oil and gas wells, and other demanding applications.

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.

The Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company is among the leading manufacturers of custom compounds, including Apex® flexible and rigid vinyl, Flexalloy® vinyl elastomers, Fireguard® low-flame, low-smoke compounds, and Halguard® 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.

Source: Teknor Apex

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