Dow and Teknor Apex working together on flexible PVC
Materials firms Dow Chemical Co. and Teknor Apex Co. are working together to make flexible PVC compounds using Dow’s bio-based plasticizers. The two firms announced the agreement in a Jan. 23 news release. Pawtucket, R.I.-based Teknor now has exclusive North American marketing rights for flexible PVC compounds made with the Dow plasticizers, which are sold under the Ecolibrium brand name. Teknor plans to introduce the new compounds at the NPE 2012 trade show in April and fully commercialize them later this year. Targeted uses include wire and cable construction applications, as well as footwear, flooring and profiles.