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FLAME-RETARDANT, NSF 61-LISTED RIGID VINYL PERMITS HIGH-SPEED AND MULTI-CAVITY MOLDING OF FITTINGS, VALVES, AND RELATED PARTS

Apex® RM 8201 Compound from Teknor Apex Exhibits Excellent Mechanical Properties for Components in Potable Water, Septic, and Sewer Systems

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., June 10, 2013: A new NSF 61-listed, flame retardant rigid PVC compound makes possible high-speed, multi-cavity, and large-part injection molding of plumbing and drainage components, it was announced today by Teknor Apex Company.

Apex® RM 8201 vinyl has UL 94 flame ratings of V-0 and 5VA and provides the excellent tensile and impact properties valued for fittings, valves, flanges, and other parts (see table). The compound exhibits the superior thermal stability required in hot runner molding and in reprocessing of scrap, according to Michael J. Renzi, business development manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex.

“The combination of flame, mechanical, and processing properties available with Apex RM 8201 makes this compound a fully practical alternative to premier NSF 61 high-flow PVC molding products currently on the market,” said Mr. Renzi. “Because of the versatility and high performance level of this compound, we see it as a single-source rigid PVC for a wide range of molding applications

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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 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.