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HIGH-FLOW RIGID PVC FOR INJECTION MOLDING READILY FILLS LARGE OR THIN-WALL PARTS AND MEETS STRINGENT FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Apex® RM 8911 Compound from Teknor Apex Provides Strength and Stiffness for Large Panels in Major Appliances

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., May 21, 2012: A new rigid vinyl compound that exhibits substantially higher flow than standard injection molding grades of RPVC provides an economical alternative to engineering thermoplastics for large products such as appliance panels, thin-wall parts, and complex structures with elaborate flow paths, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company.

New high-flow Apex® RM 8911 compound exhibits 25 to 50% greater flow in relative spiral flow (RSF) tests as compared with standard RPVC grades, while providing a high gloss finish.. The compound is UL-94 recognized for applications requiring V-0 or 5 VA flammability ratings. It is strong, durable, chemical-resistant and offers low viscosity for ease of processing. Physical properties of Apex RM 8911 compound are listed in the accompanying table.

For customers with multiple international operations, Teknor Apex can supply identical Apex RM 8911 formulations worldwide from its PVC compounding plants in the U.S., Singapore, and Suzhou, China, noted Michael J. Renzi, business development manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex.

“Our new Apex RM 8911 compound is the latest in a growing range of RPVC products from Teknor Apex,” said Renzi. “Drawing on decades of experience with vinyl technology and on our expanded manufacturing capabilities, Teknor Apex is poised to become a major player in RPVC worldwide.”

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THE VINYL DIVISION OF TEKNOR APEX COMPANY is a leading manufacturer of compounds based on PVC, including Apex flexible and rigid vinyl, Flexalloy vinyl elastomers, and Fireguard low-flame, low-smoke compounds for wire and cable. Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., the Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries. Parent company Teknor Apex operates manufacturing facilities around the world and sells in 90 countries. Six of the eight Teknor Apex business units focus on plastics compounding, including bioplastics; color concentrates; nylon; thermoplastic elastomers; toll and specialty compounds; and vinyl. Visit 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.