Alliance Polymers adds compounding capabilities


Alliance Polymers & Services LLC (APS; Romulus, MI) has created the APS Compounding unit, purchasing two twin-screw extruders in part to help support its distribution agreements with BASF for Elastollan TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) and Polymax Maxelast for its styrenic block copolymer (SBC) based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

The company said the investment will allow it to streamline supply of existing TPE compounds and provide specialized samples, and/or develop new grades for specific applications. Plans call for the first extrusion line to be operational by the spring of 2011, with the second line to go on-stream shortly thereafter....
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