Wednesday, July 23, 2014

APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPV: Lightweight Alternative for Use in Automotive Exterior Applications



APS Elastomers has developed a thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) for use in automotive exterior applications. Viprene® TPVs are a cost-effective, lightweight alternative for use in mirror mounts, mud guards and splash shields, bumpers, antenna bezels, and gaskets, seals and grommets. Available in natural or black pellets with a Shore hardness range of 35A-50D, Viprene® TPVs provide flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil, and grease.  Additionally, Viprene® TPVs offer a better compression set, are fatigue resistant, dimensionally stable and offer heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility and excellent U.V. and ozone stability.  “Our Viprene® TPV can be formulated to individual specifications needed in a variety of automotive exterior applications”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.

For more information on Viprene® grades for extrusion and injection molding, as well as other grades for conventional, unique or highly durable applications, contact APS Elastomers, info@apstpe.com

Viprene TPV use for auto exterior
APS Elastomers is committed to providing in-depth and high level customer and technical service, problem-solving, product development and support to designers, OEMs and processors; building relationships based on knowledge, trust and experience.  APS Elastomers also provides beside-the-press consulting, full laboratory services, and expedited shipments.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

APS Elastomers' Lou Morin in Appliance Design Magazine


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APS Elastomers Increases Compounding Capacity to Meet TPV Demand



Demand for high performance, lightweight materials combined with lower processing costs as well as adhesion to a broad range of substrates make thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) an ideal substitute of more costly material needed in a variety of applications.  “Increasing our compounding capacity allows us to meet growing demand and continue our commitment to the elastomer market in North America”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.



APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPVs are compounded using a polyolefin phase with a cross-linked EPDM phase; giving products rubber-like performance in demanding industrial, automotive, and construction applications.



Available in natural or black pellets with a Shore hardness range of 35A-50D, Viprene® TPVs exhibit many properties similar to rubber; flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil, and grease.   Additionally, Viprene® TPVs offer a better compression set, are fatigue resistant, dimensionally stable and offer heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility and excellent U.V. and ozone stability.

APS Elastomers is committed to providing in-depth and high level customer and technical service, problem-solving, product development and support to designers, OEMs and processors; building relationships based on knowledge, trust and experience.  APS Elastomers also provides beside-the-press consulting, full laboratory services, and expedited shipment.

For more information on TPVs TPEs, TPUs, as well as standard and custom grades, contact: APS Elastomers at info@apstpe.com

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Viprene® TPV Optimized with Specific Softness for Handles and Grips



Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber such as flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oils and greases.  It can also be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment.

Available in Shore hardness range of 45A-50D, Viprene® can be optimized with specific softness needed in industrial, construction and appliance applications. Lower processing costs as well as adhesion to a broad range of substrates make it an ideal substitute of more costly material needed in soft touch parts such as overmolded grips for power tools, appliance, and utensil handles.



In addition to its rubber-like properties, Viprene® TPVs are fatigue resistant, dimensionally stable and offer very low compression set, heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility and excellent U.V. and ozone stability.

APS Elastomers is committed to providing in-depth and high level customer and technical service, problem-solving, product development and support to designers, OEMs and processors; building relationships based on knowledge, trust and experience.  APS Elastomers also provides beside-the-press consulting, full laboratory services, and expedited shipment.

For more information on TPVs TPEs, TPUs, as well as standard and custom grades, contact: APS Elastomers at info@apstpe.com