Tuesday, June 30, 2015

APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPV Formulated with Polypropylene for Window Profiles


Formulated with polypropylene and a cross-linked EPDM, Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber; flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil and grease. With a high compression set, Viprene® TPVs exhibit good flow characteristics and can be co-extruded or injection molded to a variety of substrates; making them an ideal material for architectural gaskets and insulation seals used in window profiles.

Window Profile Gasket co-extruded Viprene® TPV 65A onto 50D




Thursday, June 25, 2015

APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPV Formulated with Polypropylene for Window Profiles



Formulated with polypropylene and a cross-linked EPDM, Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber; flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil and grease. With a high compression set, Viprene® TPVs exhibit good flow characteristics and can be co-extruded or injection molded to a variety of substrates; making them an ideal material for architectural gaskets and insulation seals used in window profiles.

UV resistant and heat stabilized with a brittleness temperature value of -76⁰ F, APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPVs can be optimized with specific softness needed in industrial and construction applications. ”Ease of processing and recyclability render our vulcanized elastomers with polypropylene a cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice over PVC and other plastic materials”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.

Viprene® TPVs are available in natural or black pellets in a Shore hardness range of 35 Shore A to 50 Shore D.  Applications include, but are not limited to, gaskets, O-rings, door and window seals, power steering, brake and fuel hoses, electrical insulation, construction and industrial parts.

For more information on how APS Elastomers can find cost-effective solutions, develop proprietary formulations, and enhance products faster and more efficiently, contact info@apstpe.com

Viprene® TPV for Window Profile Seals


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Viprene® TPVs Offer Good Colorability



Looking for a rubber alternative with a soft, easy grip and good colorability?  Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber such as flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil and grease. “Good colorability allows OEMs and processors to manufacture their end product in a variety of bold colors”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.

Viprene® TPVs Offer Good Colorability
In addition to its good colorability and 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.  It can also be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment.

Available in a Shore hardness range of 35A-50D, Viprene® TPV can be optimized with specific softness and grip needed in industrial, construction, appliance, and electronic 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. “Offered in natural pellets, APS Elastomers can assist customers with a broad range of color concentrate”, adds Morin.

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


Viprene® TPVs Offer Good Colorability

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

APS Elastomers Offers TPU for 3-D Printing


APS Elastomers offers thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) specifically suited for 3-D Printers. The latest technology in 3-D printing allows pellets to be placed directly into the printer; replacing costlier filament spools. APS Elastomers’ Zythane® TPUs offer durability, toughness, chemical resistance, flexibility and processing ease - making it the ideal material for 3-D printing for a wide range of applications.

Innovations in 3-D printing allow designers to create prototypes and molds; affording greater freedom in design and fabrication. 3-D printing is a revolutionary, cost-effective alternative for molders who produce one-of-a-kind parts or low production runs. “This is an exciting time for smaller manufacturers and molders”, says Stephane Morin, Principal at APS Elastomers. “While we are capable of delivering truckload quantities, our business model has been to support small to medium-sized customers by distributing thermoplastic elastomers with no minimum order quantity– no other producer of TPEs offer low volume orders with the high level of service we provide.”

APS Elastomers is committed to innovation in all areas of the elastomer business by providing knowledge of all TPEs.  Along with the highest level of service and support, APS Elastomers helps select the right polymer and develop new and better processing techniques; allowing OEMs and processors to manufacturer their products successfully and efficiently. APS Elastomers also provides expedited shipment and full laboratory services.

For more information for conventional, unique or highly durable applications, email:info@apstpe.com

TPE Compatible with 3-D Printers