Alliance Polymers & Services (APS) officials announce the founding of APS Compounding along with the purchase of two twin screw extruders. The move will enable APS Compounding to streamline existing TPE compounds to better accommodate customer needs, provide specialized samples, and develop new grades for specific applications.
This news coincided with the announcement that Alliance Polymers & Services (APS) will represent the line of Polymax Maxelast® TPEs on the North American continent. APS is a leading distributor of BASF Elastollan® TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) and Polymax Maxelast® TPEs (SBC-based thermoplastic elastomers).
According to APS Principal Stephane Morin, speaking from the firm’s Romulus, MI headquarters, “We saw a need early on to not only offer standard and custom grades of thermoplastic elastomers from our two great suppliers, but the need to offer additional services to provide specific small and large volume custom compounds and beside-the-press tweaking. Our goal from the start has been to help customers meet their specific, and sometimes novel, TPE needs. The addition of two full extrusion lines will enable us to do just this.”
“We must point out,” continues Morin, “that the new APS Compounding will complement, not compete with, our existing TPE product distribution lines.”
Plans call for the first extrusion line to be operational by the Spring of 2011. A second extrusion line is scheduled to go on-stream shortly thereafter. Both twin screw extruders will give customers of APS Compounding access to small and large volumes of custom formulated TPEs.
Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, and technical service organization dedicated to helping TPV, TPE-S, TPU and other elastomer marketers and processors with all their product and technical support needs. The firm currently markets and supports Polymax Maxelast® TPEs and BASF Elastollan® TPUs. The new APS Compounding operation will be able to create and offer specialized TPE formulations for customers throughout North America.
For more information on the new TPE compounding services, contact:
30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400
Romulus, MI 48174
Tel: 734-710-6700. Fax: 734-710-6715