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Teknor Apex Launches TekTuff™ PS Concentrates to Boost Strength of Styrenic Polymers

Published on 2015-05-29. Author : SpecialChem

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A. -- New impact-modified concentrates enhance the toughness of styrenic polymers while imparting the same bright colors available with corresponding unmodified concentrates; it was announced by Teknor Apex Company.

TekTuff™ PS concentrates increased impact strength by 45 to 90%, depending on use level, in ASTM D5628-10 falling dart tests conducted by Teknor Apex.

“This is in addition to our functional concentrate product line,” says John Wood, technical manager, Teknor Color Division. “We feel this has applications at many plastic processors.” The new concentrates are recommended for housewares, toys, disposables, and packaging. They are available on a custom basis, including new color matches as well as any existing color.

The introduction of TekTuff PS concentrates follows last year’s announcement of a TekTuff series of color concentrates for providing impact resistance in polyolefins.

About Teknor Color Division
The Teknor Color Division is among the leading producers of color concentrates for use in all thermoplastic processes.

About Teknor Apex
Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, toll and specialty compounds, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, bioplastics and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen facilities worldwide in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, China and Singapore.

Source: Teknor Apex

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