High-flow vinyl targets injection molding applications


Appliance panels, thin-wall parts, and complex injection molded structures with elaborate flow paths have a new material option beyond standard engineering thermoplastics: a high-flow rigid polyvinyl chloride (R-PVC) compound. Teknor Apex Co. says its high-flow Apex RM 8911 compound exhibits 25%-50% greater flow in relative spiral flow (RSF) tests compared with standard R-PVC grades, while providing a high-gloss finish and being UL-94 recognized for applications requiring V-0 or 5 VA flammability ratings.

For customers with multiple international operations, Teknor Apex can supply identical Apex RM 8911 formulations worldwide from its PVC compounding plants in the U.S., Singapore, and Suzhou, China, noted Michael J. Renzi, business development manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex in a press release. That reach and a growring range of R-PVC products are positioning the company to have a greater impact on the global R-PVC market....
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