Friday, January 27, 2012
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Posted by APS Elastomers at 12:20 PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Posted by APS Elastomers at 9:12 AM
Timberland, a leading work shoe manufacturer headquartered in Stratham, NH, has turned to the BASF Elastollan Soft® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) for some of their Timberland Pro® work shoes.
Timberland Pro® Five Star™ and Renova™ series are popular with professionals working in hotel kitchens and laundries where the primary need for the soles is to provide outstanding performance including non-slip and abrasion resistance.
|soft TPU shoe sole|
According to company sources, the reasons for the selection included:
• Excellent wet and dry slip resistance
• Ability to be easily molded into geometric designs
• Low temperature flexibility
• Abrasion resistance
• Soft, grades available from Shore A 35 to 70.
• Shock absorption
Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, shipping and technical service organization dedicated to helping TPE, TPU and other elastomer marketers and processors with all their product and technical support needs. APS currently markets and supports Polymax Maxelast® TPEs and BASF Elastollan® TPUs. APS is unique in that they offer elastomer materials in quantities large and small (from truckloads down to drums and bags).
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 key cities and markets throughout the North American Continent.
For more information contact:
Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC
30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400
Romulus, MI 48174
Tel: 734-710-6700. Fax: 734-7106715.
Posted by APS Elastomers at 7:51 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
ALLIANCE POLYMERS AND SERVICES TO SHOWCASE:
ONE OF TPE INDUSTRY’S BROADEST PRODUCT LINES
LATEST TPU DEVELOPMENTS/BREAKTHROUGHS BY BASF
TPE INDUSTRY’S NEWEST COMPOUNDING MANUFACTURING OR “TWEAKING” FACILITY
During NPE 2012, April 1-5, 2012 in booth #57020 (TPE Pavilion, North Hall), elastomers distributor and technical service provider Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) will highlight three new elastomer innovations, among them:
· One of the TPE industry’s broadest and most versatile lines of SEBS-based thermoplastic elastomers, the 7 Families of Maxelast® TPEs from Polymax, with emphasis on TPEs for consumer and industrial products.
· Latest developments of the world’s best selling TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) by BASF Corporation, sold under the trade name Elastollan® TPUs.
· News and details on the TPE industry’s newest and most versatile compounding facilities where customers can have special grades of TPEs formulated or existing Maxelast TPE grades “tweaked” for their unique or one-of-a-kind applications.
APS Maxelast TPE Lines to be Highlighted at NPE include:
Maxelast C series of ultra clear TPEs for products ranging from soft gel shoe insoles and health and exercise equipment, new D Series TPEs for extrusion applications which is offered as a cost- effective replacement for vulcanized rubber and EPDM and Maxelast D series extrudable film series for gloves.
APS Elastollan TPU Lines from BASF
Elastollan 785 A 10 HPM series TPUs for flat cables, formulated for hybrid and electric vehicles and Elatollan TPU series AC85A for car handles and other interior automotive parts requiring durability.
The New APS TPE Compounding Lab
Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, shipping and technical service organization dedicated to helping TPE, 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 unique in that they offer elastomer materials in quantities large and small (from truckloads down to drums and bags). APS works with a series of independent technical agents located in key cities and markets throughout North America.
For more information on what new products and services APS will be introducing and highlighting at NPE 2012, contact: Marketing Department, Alliance Polymers and Services (APS), 30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400, Romulus, MI 48174.
Posted by APS Elastomers at 6:46 AM