ROMULUS, MI — Only weeks after introducing the firm’s first general purpose grades of Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs), Alliance Polymers and Services LLC is offering new Viprene P (high performance) thermoplastic vulcanizates. TPVs are compounded with a polyolefin phase with a cross-linked EPDMK phase which give products rubber-like performance for demanding applications.

The new P series is now available from stock for immediate delivery, according to APS officials, at prices that are highly competitive and backed by a network of highly technical personnel who stand ready to help users pick the precise grade for the most demanding of applications. Offered with a high compression set for rugged applications, and available in a wide range of Shore hardnesses — from 45 Shore A to 50 Shore D — new high performance grades of the Viprene TPV are can be ordered in natural or black pellets.

Benefits of the new Viprene P Series of TPVs include:

  • Processes like a thermoplastic material
  • High heat stability; low temperature flexibility
  • Resistant to oils
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Lightweight
  • Recyclable

Suggested applications include, but are not limited to power steering, brake and fuel hoses, bellows, under-the-hood parts, appliances, and electrical, construction and industrial parts.

Alliance Polymers and Services LLC (APS) in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, shipping and technical service organization dedicated to helping all TPE marketers and processors with their product and technical support needs. The firm currently produces and sells its own line of TPEs under the Styflex® brand name, and TPVs under the Viprene® brand name. APS also markets and supports Polymax Maxelast® TPEs and BASF Elastollan® TPUs. Sales and service are available from APS headquarters in the Detroit area and through independent technical agents located in key cities and markets throughout the North American Continent.

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