Monday, July 1, 2013

Alliance Polymers & Services (APS) Expands Maxelast® TPE Grades for Profile Extrusion

ROMULUS, MI (June 28, 2013) – TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) supplier APS (Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC) not only announces the expansion of their latest grade of Maxelast® TPEs formulated expressly for profile extrusion, but also offers several new end-use applications.

New Maxelast D Series of TPEs are now available in a wide range of hardness, from 30 Shore A to 36 Shore D.  They can be profile extruded for end caps for piping as well as industrial and commercial window profile, architectural gaskets, electrical components, hoses, numerous outdoor products (including end caps for poles) and wire coatings, among others.

Company officials note that the new formulations, supplied in natural pellets, are especially well-suited for large or small, and simple or complex profile extrusion designs.

Benefits of the expanded line of Maxelast D Series TPEs include:

  • Closely resembles vulcanized rubber with good, energy-absorbing performance
  • Available in various quantities, from 55 lb. bags to truckloads
  • Good weatherability
  • High coefficient of friction
  • Can be co-extruded for soft/hard combinations
  • Good chemical and oil resistance
  • Good surface finish
APS (Alliance Polymers and Services LLC) is an established TPE technology resource, offering service, technical support and TPE materials (TPEs, TPVs, TPUs and other soft elastomers) for consumer and industrial applications.  Company offerings include Maxelast ® TPEs, Viprene ™ TPVs, Zythane ™ TPUs, TPE alloys, compounding series and custom and standard soft elastomer formulations.

For additional information on the newly expanded line of Maxelast TPEs for profile extrusion applications, contact: Roger Huarng, Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS), 30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400, Romulus, MI 48174. Tel: 734-710-6702.  Fax: 734-710-6715.  Email: Web:

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