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TOUGH NEW PVC / TPU JACKETING COMPOUNDS FOR INDUSTRIAL DATA AND CONTROL CABLE WITHSTAND AGGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Prospective application for new compounds: robot cables

Apex P-55003 and P-55004 Exhibit Excellent Resistance to Mechanical Abuse and Exposure to Oils, Chemicals, and Low Temperatures

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., September 8, 2011: Two jacketing compounds based on blends of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) provide outstanding resistance to the aggressive end-use conditions often encountered by industrial cables, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company. The compounds will be introduced at Wire Southeast Asia next week by Teknor Apex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. (Stand K02).

Applications recommended for new Apex P-55003 and P-55004 compounds include factory automation networks, industrial robots, and other plant systems requiring data or control cable. Besides exhibiting the superior abrasion resistance and excellent tensile properties associated with TPUs, the compounds provide resistance to oil and chemicals, toughness at low temperatures, and oxygen indices comparable to those of standard PVC jacketing compounds for industrial cable. Property data appear on the accompanying table.

¡°Teknor Apex developed these new Apex PVC / TPU blends to provide durable protection for cable that is in constant movement, is subjected to rough handling, or is exposed to the aggressive substances often found in factory settings,¡± said Mike Patel, wire and cable industry manager. ¡°They provide a combination of flexibility, toughness, and low-temperature endurance that is well suited for a broad range of industrial applications.¡±

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TEKNOR APEX ASIA PACIFIC Pte Ltd., a unit of Teknor Apex Company, is a leading supplier of thermoplastic compounds and masterbatches in the Asia-Pacific region. With a history going back to 1969 under the earlier name Singapore Polymer Corporation, Teknor Apex Asia Pacific operates compounding facilities in Singapore and has a sister company in China, Teknor Apex Suzhou Advanced Polymer Compounds Co. Ltd.. The company is headquartered at 41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134. Tel: 65-6265-2544. Fax: 65-6265-1821. Email: asia@teknorapex.com. Visit the web site: www.teknorapex.asia.

Founded in 1924, TEKNOR APEX COMPANY is a privately held company headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A. It manufactures at 12 locations in the U.S. and overseas, and sells in 90 countries. Visit the web site: www.teknorapex.com.

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