Now, the company announced the founding of APS Compounding along with the purchase of two twin screw extruders.According to APS Principal Stephane Morin, speaking from the firm's Romulus, MI headquarters, "We saw a need early on to not only offer standard and custom grades of thermoplastic elastomers from our two great suppliers, but the need to offer additional services to provide specific small and large volume custom compounds and beside-the-press tweaking. Our goal from the start has been to help customers meet their specific, and sometimes novel, TPE needs. The addition of two full extrusion lines will enable us to do just this." "We must point out," continues Morin, "that the new APS Compounding will complement, not compete with, our existing TPE product distribution lines."Plans call for the first extrusion line to be operational by the Spring of 2011, and a second line to go on-stream shortly thereafter.