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Towards green PVC

Towards green PVC
A change is in the air when it comes to products produced with flexible vinyl compounds. Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, and Teknor Apex Company are excited to announce 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.

“Our relationship with Teknor Apex has provided Dow E&T with a unique opportunity to market beyond the power industry,” says Thorne Bartlett, New Business Development Director, Dow E&T. “Working with a company like Teknor Apex will allow us to bring this sustainable technology to a host of consumer and industrial end products that utilize flexible vinyl compounds, including certain wire and cable construction applications.”

Made from virtually 100% renewable feedstocks, the use of DOW ECOLIBRIUM Bio-Based Plasticizers in flexible vinyl compounds may help cable-makers and durable goods original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40%2 if used instead of traditional diisononyl phthalate PVC plasticizers.

“Environmental Stewardship is serious business at Teknor Apex, and we are committed to the development of innovative compounds utilizing sustainable resources,” said Louis R. Cappucci, Vice President, Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. “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.”

More information about DOW ECOLIBRIUM Bio-based Plasticizers is available at www.dow.com/ecolibrium.


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Dow Chemical

The company is manufacturer and supplier of chemicals

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Teknor Apex

Teknor Apex Company is a privately held company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., one in Singapore, one in the United Kingdom, and one in China.