Tuesday, November 18, 2014

APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPVs Lighten the Load


Government requirements for reduced vehicle weight for fuel economy has in turn created the need for lightweight towable recreational vehicles.  Viprene® TPVs are a cost-effective, lightweight alternative for use in a variety of components used in campers, snowmobiles, boats, and other recreational vehicles that require reduced weight for towing. 

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 applications that require reduced weight”, 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, contacts APS Elastomers, info@apstpe.com

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.






Thursday, October 30, 2014

APS Elastomers Offers Newest Maxelast® TPEs for Manufacturing End Caps for Tubing, Piping and Poles



APS Elastomers offers a complete line of Maxelast® TPEs engineered to be easily fabricated by injection molding, extrusion, coating, and blow molding.  Maxelast® TPEs provide OEMs, designers and end-users numerous alternatives to PVC, natural rubber and thermosetting rubbers by offering design flexibility and cost-reduction opportunities.

The newest TPE available in Maxelast® D extrusion series from Polymax is ideally suited for end caps for tubing, piping and poles.  Supplied in natural pellets, the new formulations have 55 and 60 Shore A hardness and are specifically applicable for complex profile extrusion designs.

Benefits of the expanded line of Maxelast D Series TPEs include:

• Closely resembles vulcanized rubber with good, energy-absorbing performance
• Good weatherability
• High coefficient of friction and elasticity for tight seal
• Can be co-extruded for soft/hard combinations
• Good chemical and oil resistance
• Good surface finish



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. Company offerings include Maxelast® TPEs, Viprene® TPVs, Huntsman Polyurethanes' IROGRAN® and AVALON® TPUs, Zythane® TPUs, TPE alloys, compounding series, and custom and standard soft elastomer formulations.

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

APS Elastomers Joins Forces with Plastics Plus to Service TPE Market



APS Elastomers and Plastics Plus have joined forces to better service the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) market in North America.  Both companies are privately-held materials solution providers to the plastics industry; custom compounding, as well as distributing thermoplastic elastomers produced by a select group of domestic and international companies. “Joining forces with Plastics Plus allows us to provide an in-depth source for TPE material and expertise”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.  “Our combined experience enables us to better service the TPE market by continuing to expand product offerings and develop new technologies, while maintaining a personal, hands-on approach”.

Under the direction plastic industry’s highly experienced thermoplastic elastomers professionals, APS Elastomers and Plastics Plus are aligned to offer value-added products, exceptional service and technical solutions to its customers. “Our mutual emphasis on quality, reliability, and just in time delivery, along with a respect for our customers’ desire to manage costs; renders APS Elastomers an ideal partner”, says Greg Boston, Commercial Development Manager of Plastics Plus. We pride ourselves on innovation and superb customer service”, adds Stephane Morin.

About APS Elastomers
APS Elastomers is an independent TPU, TPE, TPV, and other elastomer resource offering in-depth and high level customer service, sales, technical advice, problem-solving, product development and support to designers, marketers and processors.  APS Elastomers also provides custom compounding and full laboratory services.

About Plastics Plus
Plastics Plus is a privately-held material solutions provider to the North American plastics industry
across a broad spectrum of resins, compounds, colorants and additives, and custom color-blended products offering JIT deliveries, stocking programs, no minimum orders, and always providing cost-effective solutions.

For more information, contact info@apstpe.com  and contact@plasplus.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

APS Elastomers Enters Into Service Agreement with ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co.



APS Elastomers has entered into a service agreement with ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co., to provide commercial and technical support to its North American customers.  “Our highest priority is the collaboration between customer and supplier of materials, says Dr. Dagmar Koppler, co-owner of ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co., in Burgbernheim, Germany.  “With our combined technical expertise and market knowledge in the field of thermoplastic elastomers, we are thrilled to have APS Elastomers representing us in North America”, adds Kurt Gebert, co-owner of ALLOD.

About ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH
ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 2001 in Burgbernheim, Germany, develops and manufactures customized TPEs under the brand name Allruna. The materials are suitable for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding, as well as other special processing technologies. 

About APS Elastomers
APS Elastomers provides engineering service, technical support, and TPE materials (TPEs, TPVs, TPUs and other soft elastomers) for consumer and industrial applications. “We continue to expand our TPE portfolio by adding new product offerings and aligning ourselves with TPE partners to better serve our customers in North America”, says Stephane Morin. Company offerings have grown to include Maxelast® TPEs, Viprene® TPVs, Huntsman Polyurethanes' IROGRAN® and AVALON® TPUs,  Zythane® TPUs, TPE alloys, compounding series, and custom and standard soft elastomer formulations.  “Our ability to source material globally, acquire new products and services insures we provide quality elastomers at the most competitive pricing”, adds Stephane Morin.

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