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Teknor Apex completed new compounds plant in Germany

September 29/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- US thermoplastic compounds company Teknor Apex has completed a new 50,000 square-metre facility at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, southeast of Frankfurt, Germany, to produce thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) compounds, said the company.

The Rothenburg facility produces thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and engineering thermoplastics (ETPs), ranging from general-purpose compounds to highly specialized formulations. An extensive laboratory will be used for developing new compounds and providing customers with design support, application development, as well as product and process training.

The new facility was built with a strong focus on environment sustainability and holds certification for ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 50001 Energy Management. The plant utilizes LED lights, a closed loop water system, heat recovery systems with heat pumps to support it, and meets the highest requirement in heat insulation of the building.

The teams ability to complete the build and successful transfer of our manufacturing operations while in the midst of a pandemic is a true testament of their partnership and commitment to serving our customers in Europe. said Suresh Swaminathan, president of Teknor Apex. We are excited about our new laboratory which serves as a hub of innovation, serving the region as a source of customized formulations, application development expertise, and process optimization."

Customers in Europe will also benefit from the global capabilities and broad experience of Teknor Apex, noted Jan Duyfjes, General Manager Europe. Teknor Apex has long served major markets such as automotive, electrical and electronics, and regulated applications such as food-contact and medical, and it is a source of knowledge in matters such as regional and global regulatory compliance, said Mr. Duyfjes. With manufacturing operations in the USA, Europe, and Asia, we can provide global support and supply stability to European customers with plants in multiple countries."

As per MRC, Teknor Apex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Teknor Apex Company, completed a global restructuring of TPE brands and now combines all compounds for consumer product applications under the well-known Monprene brand. 

As MRC wrote previously, in May 2018, Teknor Apex announced that it had developed a series of flexible PVC injection moulding compounds that have been used successfully in automotive window encapsulation.

According to MRC's DataScope report, last month"s SPVC imports to Russia exceeded 14,000 tonnes from 8,700 tonnes in July. Good seasonal demand and a shortage of polymer from Russian producers led to a jump in imports in July-August. Overall imports totalled 42,700 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, compared to 35,700 tonnes a year earlier, with PVC from China accounting for the main increase in imports.

Teknor Apex is one of the world's leading custom compounders headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. The company produces PA compounds in the UK, the U.S.A., and Singapore. Teknor Apex is one of the world's leaders of specialty PVC compounds which are used in a wide range of applications from wire and cable to automotive, medical, consumer and industrial products. The company also produces thermoplastic elastomers, nylon, bioplastics, chemicals, specialty compounds.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVH, EPVC, PVC paste, SPVC, elastotermoplast, thermoforming, compounding, compounds, Teknor Apex.
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