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TEKNOR APEX NOW OFFERS ITS OWN BRAND OF CPVC COMPOUNDS FOR WATER PIPE AND FITTINGS, INCLUDING STANDARD AND CUSTOM GRADES

AquaGuard® CPVC Compounds Are NSF-Certified for Potable Water Applications and Have Recently Passed Tests for Applications in Building Plenums and Ducts

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., February 17, 2016: Building on its experience as a compounder of CPVC for potable water pipe and fittings, Teknor Apex Company has developed a proprietary range of CPVC compounds under the new AquaGuard® brand.

Teknor Apex offers three standard grades of AquaGuard CPVC for small- and large-diameter pipe, and two grades for fittings. All grades have NSF 14 and 61 certifications for use with potable water. As a custom compounder, Teknor Apex is also prepared to develop formulations to meet specific customer requirements.

In addition to use in single and multi-family residences, the new AquaGuard compounds have received certification from ICC Evaluation Service, LLC for applications in building plenums and ducts. The certification is essential for compliance with many U.S. and Canadian building codes and requires passing a modified version of flame spread and smoke generation tests specified in UL 723 / ASTM E84. Pipe and fittings were tested in sizes from 0.5 to 2.0 inches.

“AquaGuard CPVC compounds provide an enhanced cost-performance alternative to crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X) and traditional copper in hot and cold water pipe,” said John Hickman, business development manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. “Unlike copper, CPVC pipe resists corrosion; in addition, it is easier to install, replacing soldering with a simpler solvent welding method for joints, and it is more economical in terms of both material and installation costs. Unlike PE-X, CPVC is inherently rigid, kink-resistant, and flame retardant, while providing greater tensile strength, dimensional stability, chlorine resistance, and joint strength than PE-X.”

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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, 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 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.

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.