Leading custom compounder manufacturer Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI) has announced its new rigid PVC compound for outdoor applications which is weather- and UV-resistant. The new compound also provides ideal performance in processing and fabrication and improved surface appearance.
Apex RE-9218 compound is an optimized and competitively priced alternative to existing rigid PVC products that are designed to resist the UV light, heat, and moisture encountered in outdoor applications, according to Michael J. Renzi, Vinyl Division Business Development Manager.
“The enhancements provided by Apex RE-9218 include improved flow properties for intricate profile structures, greater Izod impact resistance for post-extrusion cutting and fabrication, and a smoother, more appealing surface finish,” said Renzi.
“In addition, Teknor Apex supports this new product with a wide range of customized services, including advanced real-time weatherability testing at several Teknor Apex on-site laboratories.”
Apex RE-9218 compound is available in specialty colors. In a fully-equipped laboratory, the company can deliver development validation by reproducing the customer’s process and die design.
Suitable applications for the new compound include window and door lineals, profiles for recreational vehicles, umbilicals for marine oil and gas wells, and other challenging applications.