Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Horsing Around with Plastics

Horses are beautiful animals. Like all animals they have feelings and suffer pain. For over 1,000 years, only metal horseshoes have been used to protect their hooves. Metal  shoes cause shock and vibration from the hoof through the knee and hock. Nanoflex horseshoes are designed with comfort and lameness prevention in mind.

There is zero shock or vibration using Nanoflex horseshoes.   Compare Olympic athletes who have less than 5% lameness, and compare the shoes they use, you should understand why horses stay sounder, jump higher, and run faster using the sneaker-like NanoFlex  horseshoes.

Since the Romans, horses have been shod using metal shoes. These shoes, while sufficient for the times, now are antique and borderline barbaric. The steel or aluminum horseshoes used today do not flex! The NanoFlex horseshoe was designed with the comfort and lameness prevention of the horse in mind. NanoFlex  horseshoes are made with a space-age polymer (BASF Elastollan® S90A55) combined with nanotechnology to move and expand in every direction as the hoof, relieving  the shock from the thousands of pounds of pressure of each step taken by the horse. This revolutionary new construction and design of horseshoes create a flexible shoe with long lasting wear.

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.

In the Spring of 2011,the new APS Compounding operation will be able to create and offer specialized TPE formulations for customers throughout North America. 

For more information on conventional, unique or highly durable applications, contact:

Alliance Polymers & Services LLC,
30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400,
Romulus, MI 48174
Tel:  734-710-6700 
Fax: 734-710-6715. 

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