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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

APS Elastomers Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary



APS Elastomers, formerly known as Alliance Polymers & Services, celebrated five successful years in business. “These past five years have seen exciting changes, exponential growth and innovate solutions to our customers”, says Stephane Morin, co-owner of APS Elastomers.  

APS Elastomers was founded by two of the plastic industry’ s leading marketing and technical support executives,  Roger Huarng and Stephane Morin in September of 2009. From modest beginnings in a 5,000 square foot building, APS has expanded to a 20,000 square foot warehouse which also houses a 63mm twin screw extruder dedicated to specialty elastomer compounds. “We are elastomer specialists whose mission remains the same; provide quick, affordable solutions with high performance results”, says Roger Huarng.

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

APS Elastomers Introduces TPU for Flat Conductor Network Cables



APS Elastomers has developed extrusion grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for flat conductor network cables. Flat cables allow more options in designs; producing cables that weigh less, create more space, and improve performance and safety. Their low profile enables them to hug surfaces and take advantage of tight space. Produced in an extrusion process; they can be sheathed without using adhesives that effect product performance.


Additional performance features of the TPU extrusion grade for flat conductor network cables include flexible insulation wall strength, resistance to abrasion, kink resistant, moisture, chemical and microbial resistance. Furthermore, the TPUs' thermal insulation properties provide heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility, and good voltage strength. "Our new grade, along with our ability to custom formulate enables us to provide OEMs improved and cost-effective solutions to meet their specifications”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

APS Compounding Adds Two Partners



Roger Huarng, Principal at APS Compounding is pleased to announce two new partners. Dr. Tonghua Zheng and Tongli Zheng joined the firm effective August 1, 2014, succeeding Stephane Morin who will devote his attention to APS Elastomers, and serve as an ad hoc consultant.

Dr. Tonghua Zheng received his PhD in chemical engineering from Tulane University. Dr. Zheng served as process chemist at Johns Manville’s fiberglass research and manufacturing division, as well as polyurethane product development at BASF before starting his own specialty polymer research and manufacturing firm, BHK Specialty Polymer, LLC in Toledo, Ohio.

Dr. Tonghua Zheng


Tongli Zheng is the founder of BHK Technologies, Ltd., in Beijing, China; a fast-growing and successful short and long fiber reinforced engineered plastics compounder pursuing North American expansion opportunities in the specialty TPE compounding business.

“Increased demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), along with integrating new technologies was the impetus for obtaining additional partners”, says Roger Huarng. “Our combined chemical and manufacturing expertise will allow us to increase production capacity, compound standard and custom grades, and develop new product offerings; further advancing our commitment to the TPE market in North America.”

APS Compounding is an independent, fully equipped state-of-the-art compounding resource offering R&D testing and solutions for molding and extrusion challenges. Elastomer compounding specialist; APS Compounding is able to recreate, design or tweak any TPE to meet demanding specifications with new colors, additives or fillers.

For more information on how APS Compounding can find cost-effective solutions and develop proprietary formulations, contact Huarng@apstpe.com