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PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., December 6, 2017: The Vinyl Institute has presented three Teknor Apex Company facilities with Safety and Environmental Awards for 2016.

The annual awards honor individual plants operated in the United States and Canada by manufacturers of PVC-related monomers, resins, compounds, and plasticizers, based on data compiled by an independent third party.

The Teknor Apex compounding plant in Pawtucket, RI received an Environmental Excellence Award from the Vinyl Institute for “an outstanding track record for five consecutive years.” The performance is measured in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.

In addition, Teknor Apex received Safety Performance Awards for its PVC / CPVC compounding facility in Jamestown, NC, and its plasticizer additive plant in Brownsville, TN. The awards honor facilities at which there were no OSHA-recordable incidents during the year.

“We are proud to be honored by the Vinyl Institute, whose awards program reflects our own commitment at Teknor Apex to ensuring that working conditions are safe and production processes are environmentally responsible,” said Louis Cappucci, senior vice president in charge of the vinyl and plasticizer businesses.

A video about the 2016 Vinyl Institute Safety and Environmental Awards is available at

The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade organization representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, and vinyl additives and modifiers. The Vinyl Institute serves as the voice for the vinyl industry, engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of the vinyl industry. The U.S. vinyl industry encompasses nearly 3,000 vinyl manufacturing facilities, more than 350,000 employees, and an overall economic value of $54B. Visit


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:

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: