Dow and Teknor Apex Collaborate on Flexible Vinyl Applications
Jan 25, 2012
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Dow's Electrical & Telecommunications business unit and Teknor Apex Company signed a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas. The agreement grants Teknor Apex exclusive marketing rights in North America for flexible vinyl compounds containing Dow Ecolibrium Bio-Based Plasticizers in consumer and industrial product applications. Teknor Apex plans to commercialize compounds made with the Dow plasticizers this year and introduce the new compounds at NPE 2012 in April.

The plasticizers are made from virtually 100% renewable feedstocks, so their use in flexible vinyl compounds may help durable goods original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40%, if used instead of traditional diisononyl phthalate PVC plasticizers.

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