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The custom compounder comes to the K show this week with the announcement that it is installing a new compounding line for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) as part of a program to broaden the company's capabilities to serve the European TPE market. Barry Galpin, sales director n the company's offices in England, made the announcement.

PlasticsToday Staff

October 25, 2010

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New TPE compounding line for Teknor Apex

The custom compounder comes to the K show this week with the announcement that it is installing a new compounding line for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) as part of a program to broaden the company's capabilities to serve the European TPE market. Barry Galpin, sales director n the company's offices in England, made the announcement.

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Teknor Apex's Barry Galpin

Teknor Apex is exhibiting at Stand 8bE83 at the K, which opens this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 3. The production line will be located at the Teknor Apex facility in Oldbury, England and have a nominal capacity of 3500 tons per year. Output from the line will be the company's styrenic-based TPEs. These include its Monprene compounds, which see use in a variety of consumer and industrial application, Elexar wire and cable products, and Tekbond bondable TPEs for applications requiring over-molding. An existing TPE pilot line at the same site will be used for R&D and small-lot orders. "Teknor Apex UK will now offer European customers a broad portfolio of TPE compounds backed by extensive experience in important application sectors like automotive, consumer products, industrial components, medical devices, and wire and cable," said Galpin.  

The announcement of the new compounding line comes only weeks after the mid-September announcement that Teknor Apex would acquire the Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomer business from DSM. The compounder is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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