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Barrington, RI, United States, 2012/04/23 - A new extrudable thermoplastic elastomer formulated expressly for refrigerator door seals and other applications is now available from Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC - APSTPE.com.
Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS), North America’s only exclusive TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) distributor, now offers two new extrusion grades from its Maxelast® TPE line. They have been formulated expressly for refrigerator/freezer and other appliance seals and are offered to replace plasticized seals with phthalates made out of PVC.
According to APS sources, the 2 new extrusion grades in the D01-017G series of TPEs are available in two Shore A hardnesses, 70A and 87A, depending upon the application.
Special features of the two new extrusion grades include a high degree of flexibility, built-in anti-microbial properties and cold and aging resistance. The new grades were developed to be easy to extrude and are fully colorable. The absence of phthalates gives processors and marketers to offer refrigerators and freezers with seals that are completely safe.
APS (apstpe.com) is the exclusive distributor of Maxelast TPEs in North America. Maxelast SEBS-based TPEs are manufactured by Polymax Elastomer Technology Co., Ltd., one of the world’s leading producers of TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) and TPRs (thermoplastic rubbers). Maxelast TPEs are currently being used in products being manufactured by leading U.S. and international firms including Buick, Chrysler, Stanley Tools, Nike, Puma, VW, Behr, Samsung and Kia, among many other manufacturers and marketers.
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. 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 the new extrusion grades in the Maxelast D01-017G series of TPEs for refrigerator and freezer seals, contact Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS), 30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400, Romulus, MI 48174. T: 734-710-6700. F: 734-710-6715. E: sales[.]apstpe.com.