A new rigid vinyl compound that exhibits substantially higher flow than standard
injection molding grades of RPVC provides an economical alternative to
engineering thermoplastics for large products such as appliance panels,
thin-wall parts, and complex structures with elaborate flow paths, it was
announced today by Teknor Apex Company.
New high-flow Apex RM
8911 compound exhibits 25 to 50% greater flow in relative spiral flow (RSF)
tests as compared with standard RPVC grades, while providing a high gloss
finish.. The compound is UL-94 recognized for applications requiring V-0 or 5 VA
flammability ratings. It is strong, durable, chemical-resistant and offers low
viscosity for ease of processing. Physical properties of Apex RM 8911 compound
are listed in the accompanying table.
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.
"Our new Apex RM 8911 compound is
the latest in a growing range of RPVC products from Teknor Apex," said Renzi.
"Drawing on decades of experience with vinyl technology and on our expanded
manufacturing capabilities, Teknor Apex is poised to become a major player in