Teknor Apex expands PVC compounding capacity


Teknor Apex Co. Is adding a new compounding line in Fountain Inn, S.C., and is diversifying the output of a line in Brownsville, Tenn.

The new line in Fountain Inn will have annual capacity of 30 million pounds and will be operational in August, officials with Pawtucket, R.I.-based Teknor said in a July 21 news release. The line will use high-efficiency mixing technology to produce flexible PVC compounds with improved melt elasticity for profiles, film, sheet and wire insulation.

In Brownsville, Teknor is converting a flexible PVC compound line into one that can make both rigid and flexible PVC compounds. The resulting swing line will allow Teknor to serve a growing number of customers who buy both materials and want to source them...
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