Thursday, April 7, 2011

Halogen-Free, Flame Retardant TPEs for Consumer Electronics and Industrial Power Cords and Cables

Alliance Polymers & Services,(APS), North America’s fastest-growing distributor of and technical support resource for elastomers, has introduced a new line of halogen-free, flame retardant (HFFR) TPEs (styrenic block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer) for consumer and industrial electronic power cords and auxiliary cables.
Specific applications for the new Maxelast® FH7990U series of TPEs include power plugs, charger cables, electronic power cords, auxiliary cables and ribbon wire.  They are offered as halogen-free and phthalate-free alternatives to flexible PVC (vinyl).  They are easy to process and have good surface quality.

The new grades are offered in a variety of hardnesses, from Shore A 60 to Shore A 96 and comply with RoHS, PAHs and NP (neophenol) standards and conform to UL ratings of 1581 (charger cables) and 94 (power plugs) depending on the grade.

Alliance Polymers & Services (APS) is a full service warehousing, distribution, shipping and technical service organization dedicated to helping thermoplastic elastomers (TPE),thermoplastic polyurethanes (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.

APS is owned and operated by three of the industry’s leading marketing and technical support executives, Roger J. Huarng, Stephane Morin and Ron Sheu, formerly with BASF Corporation.  They work with a series of independent technical agents located in cities and markets throughout the North American Continent.

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

Alliance Polymers & Services LLC,
30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400,
Romulus, MI 48174
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