Expansion lets compounder add rigid PVC to its offerings


Expansions slated for two of its facilities means thermoplastics compound supplier Teknor Apex Co. will increase its supply capabilities for both rigid and flexible polyvinyl chloride compounds. The company has long offered flexible PVC compounds in the U.S., but rigid PVC compounds are new for the firm there.

The company, based in Pawcatuck, RI, plans in August to add a new flexible PVC compounding line with a nominal annual capacity of 13,600 tonnes (30 million lb) to its site at Fountain Inn, SC.

At its facility in Brownsville, TN, the company plans to convert a compounding line that had been dedicated to flexible vinyl into one that can yield either rigid or flexible PVC. The swing line will enable Teknor Apex ...

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