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Rigid PVC Applications

Apex® Rigid PVC Compounds Include Grades for Building Products, Furniture Components, Pipe Fittings, Packaging, Medical Devices, and Many Other End Uses

TORONTO, June 21, 2011: Users of rigid PVC compounds now have a global source of custom formulations tailored for applications as diverse as bottles, electrical conduit, home furnishings, irrigation connectors, point-of-purchase displays, and medical devices, it was announced today at Plast-Ex 2011 by Teknor Apex Company (Booth 2153).

The company’s Vinyl Division is introducing a range of Apex® rigid vinyl compounds suitable for a wide variety of end uses and codes and standards requirements. Drawing on decades of experience compounding Apex® flexible vinyl in the U.S., and on proven technology for rigids developed at Teknor Apex Asia Pacific in Singapore, Teknor Apex has developed more than 30 standard compounds and is prepared to formulate new ones on a custom basis for customers worldwide, according to Michael J. Renzi, business development manager.

“While Teknor Apex has been a leading compounder of flexible vinyl since 1946, our Teknor Apex Asia Pacific unit has always been a leader in rigid PVC,” said Renzi. “Technology transfer, combined with further product development and enhancements in manufacturing, now enables us to produce an expanded range of rigid compounds in both the U.S. and Asia.”

Teknor Apex’s rigid compound series are available in natural, clear, and a wide range of custom color formulations. Products include, but are not limited to, profile and sheet extrusion grades for interior and exterior applications, injection molding compounds, and formulations for injection and extrusion blow molding. Special formulations available include filled, flame retardant, low-smoke plenum, medical- and food-grade, gamma-stable, potable water, high gloss, matte finish, and a variety of standard, medium, and high impact grades.

Apex rigid vinyl compounds are produced at U.S. plants in Rhode Island, Tennessee, and California and at the Singapore facility of Teknor Apex Asia Pacific. Under its former name of Singapore Polymer Corporation, Teknor Apex Asia Pacific was founded in 1969 and acquired by Teknor Apex in 2001.

Information on Apex® rigid vinyl compounds, including a selector guide to 31 standard formulations, is available at

Photo Caption: Some of the potential applications for the more than 30 Apex® rigid vinyl compounds now available from Teknor Apex: valves and irrigation connectors; electrical junction boxes; cove base profiles for interior walls; medical tubing connectors.


The Vinyl Division of TEKNOR APEX COMPANY is a leading manufacturer of compounds based on PVC. Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., the Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries. Parent company Teknor Apex operates manufacturing facilities around the world and sells in 90 countries. Six of the eight Teknor Apex business units focus on plastics compounding, including bioplastics; color concentrates; nylon; thermoplastic elastomers; toll and specialty compounds; and vinyl. Email: Tel: 1-401-725-8000. Visit

TEKNOR APEX ASIA PACIFIC Pte Ltd., a unit of Teknor Apex Company, is a leading supplier of thermoplastic compounds and masterbatches in the Asia-Pacific region. With a history going back to 1969 under the earlier name Singapore Polymer Corporation, Teknor Apex Asia Pacific operates compounding facilities in Singapore and has a sister company in China, Teknor Apex Suzhou Advanced Polymer Compounds Co. Ltd.. The company is headquartered at 41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134. Tel: 65-6265-2544. Fax: 65-6265-1821. Email: Visit