A new NSF 61-listed, flame retardant rigid compound, which is suitable for high-speed, multi-cavity and large-part injection molding of plumbing and drainage components, is introduced by Teknor Apex Company.
The new Apex RM 8201 vinyl has UL 94 flame ratings of V-0 and 5VA and provides the necessary tensile and impact properties valued for fittings, valves, flanges, and other parts.
The compound exhibits the superior thermal stability required in hot runner molding and in reprocessing of scrap, according to Michael J Renzi, Business Development Manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex.
“The combination of flame, mechanical, and processing properties available with Apex RM 8201 makes this compound a fully practical alternative to premier NSF 61 high-flow PVC molding products currently on the market,” said Mr Renzi. “Because of the versatility and high performance level of this compound, we see it as a single-source rigid PVC for a wide range of molding applications.”