PAWTUCKET, R.I. (Jan. 18)—Teknor Apex has created a division devoted to the production of its custom and standard thermoplastic elastomers. Called the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex, the unit will employ an expanded professional and marketing staff, product capacity and new product research to meet growing global TPE demand and will operate separately from other Teknor Apex divisions, according to the company. Immediate projects of the TPE unit include a joint venture with the Uniroyal Division of Crompton Corp. to develop and market Uniprene-brand thermoplastic vulcanizates, and a strategic alliance with DuPont Packaging to develop and market cap liner compounds for the Americas, Teknor Apex said.
Teknor Apex establishes TPE unit
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