Towards green PVC
“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.