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TEKNOR COLOR CONCENTRATES FOR HALOGEN-FREE APPLICATIONS RECEIVE UL CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., October 3, 2016: A series of color concentrates for wire and cable and other electronics applications required to be halogen-free (HF) has been certified by UL as conforming to its standard for HF materials, it was announced today by the Color Division of Teknor Apex Company.

The UL certification applies to 14 concentrates supplied by Teknor Color in pellet form, using ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and polyethylene (PE) polymers as carrier resins. These new concentrates can be used with the EVA or polyolefin-based halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) compounds currently available.

“Compliance with HF requirements has become increasingly important in North America, particularly for electronics, cables, and cords used in confined spaces in office, building and construction, automotive, public transit, marine, and military installations,” said Edwin Tam, manager of marketing and business development. “The HF requirements for these applications include the concentrates used to color the HFFR compounds. We worked closely with our wire and cable customers to develop the new concentrates specifically for this market.”

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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 manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.

The Teknor Color Division is a leading producer of color concentrates for use in all thermoplastic processes. 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: 1-800-554-9885. Fax: 1-401-724-8520. E-mail: info@teknorcolor.com