Dow, Teknor Apex collaborate flexible vinyl market development

Dow, Teknor Apex collaborate for flexible vinyl market development

2:59 AM, 24th January 2012
Dow, Teknor Apex collaborate for flexible vinyl market development

HOUSTON, US: Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, and Teknor Apex Company announced a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas. Under a joint collaboration agreement, Teknor Apex was granted exclusive marketing rights in North America for flexible vinyl compounds containing Dow ecolibrium bio-based plasticizers in certain applications such as consumer and industrial products, certain medical devices1, automotive components, and select wire and cable products. Teknor Apex plans to commercialize compounds made with Dow ecolibrium this year and will introduce the new compounds at NPE 2012 in April.

“Environmental Stewardship is serious business at Teknor Apex, and we are committed to the development of innovative compounds utilizing sustainable resources. Using Dow ecolibrium bio-based plasticizers in our world-class compounds will allow both Dow and us to help open doors for those OEMs looking for sustainable solutions in their end products. Compatible with a wide range of applications, footwear, flooring and profiles are among the first targeted areas for our new compounds,” said Louis R Cappucci, Vice President, Vinyl Division, Teknor Apex.

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