ERJ staff report (BC)
Geleen, The Netherlands – At K 2013, Teknor Apex Company will introduce a restructuring of its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) brands.
All TPEs applicable to a particular end-use sector will then be grouped under a single brand, regardless of how widely the compounds differ in terms of polymer chemistry.
The company cites as an example its Sarlink brand, which previously applied exclusively to thermoplastic vulcanisate (TPV) compounds but has been expanded to include styrenic and olefinic blends, until now produced by Teknor Apex only in the USA.
Similarly, the company’s Elexar, Medalist and Monprene brands now include all TPE types designed for use in electrical/electronic, medical, and consumer product applications, respectively.
Stef Hordijk, strategic market manager, said: “Unlike TPE compounders that focus on a single chemistry and push that product into the marketplace, Teknor Apex uses a ‘polymer-neutral’ approach, recommending the compound that is precisely the best one for the target application.”
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News release from Teknor Apex