Teknor Apex Co. recently unveiled its Sarlink 6700 Seres, a new series of thermoplastic vulcanizate elastomers. The firm claims the new TPVs are ideal for automotive interiors and can easily be custom-colored.
"Unlike many standard TPVs in their natural form, Sarlink 6700 Series compounds from Teknor Apex Co. have a very light hue that makes them easier to custom-color, do not require drying prior to processing, and are UV-stabilized to meet auto-industry specifications for interior components," the firm said in a statement.
Teknor Apex recommends the Sarlink 6700 compounds for use in floor mats, bin mats, cup-holder liners, and "soft-touch" grips, knobs, and buttons. The compounds also can be used for exterior parts, such as cowl vent seals, mirror and antenna gaskets, headlight bezels and window trim, when it is colored with UV-stabilized masterbatch.
"With their enhanced UV stability, Sarlink 6700 Series compounds represent the next generation of the Sarlink 6100 Series of high-flow TPVs, which are widely used in the automotive industry worldwide," Jeffrey Dickerhoof, senior sales and marketing manager for the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex, said in a news release. "Unlike conventional TPVs, these products are so light in their natural form that they are readily custom-colored even for parts that are light gray or tan."
Sarlink 6700 Series TPVs are available worldwide. Additional information about Teknor Apex and its product offerings is available online at teknorapex.com.
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