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Advanced Polymer Alloys Llc
3521 Silverside Road
Wilmington
DE 19810
USA
[t] +1 302 478 8989
[f] +1 302 478 8166
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA) is a division of Ferro Corp. and the world's only manufacturer of Melt-Processible Rubber (MPR), which is sold under the brand name Alcryn. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, APA helps product manufacturers and part fabricators gain a marketing advantage by improving the customer's product quality and simplifying their manufacturing process. Ferro is a multinational producer of industrial performance materials, including coatings, colours, ceramics, chemicals, and plastics, with operations in 19 countries throughout the world.
Blendable melt-processible Elastomers
25 February, 2007
Advanced Polymer Alloys
Advanced Polymer alloys debuts DuraGrip
24 February, 2007
DuraGrip TPE is a versatile material that enhances consumer and light industrial products through its elastomeric properties and features including, when needed, a soft-touch feel. The unique UV-stable DuraGrip TPE 6100 series bonds well to engineered thermoplastic materials, including difficult-to-overmold nylon substrates, and won
New Injection Molding Guide that provides injection molders and product engineers with technical tips
23 February, 2007
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation announced the release of a new Injection Molding Guide that provides injection molders and product engineers with technical tips for processing DuraGrip
New birdbath designed to maintain a temperature above freezing to allow
22 February, 2007
The NuWarmth KozyBird
Storm Products change its corporate strategy
21 February, 2007
When the telecommunications industry began to struggle in 2001, Storm Products recognized the implications and changed its corporate strategy. The company began to seek innovative ways to create additional revenue streams through new products and new product outlets. The welding cable industry filled part of that void.
Sure-grip international maintains its hold on skate industry innovation
20 February, 2007
Looking at the smooth, sleek, and colorful designs of today
Specialty thermoplastic elastomers for fluid-resistant applications
19 February, 2007
The chemistry and morphology of all plastic and rubber polymers, including Thermoplastic Elastomers, largely dictate their respective resistances to changes in dimensions and other physical properties on exposure to various fluids. Therefore, great care must be exercised in selecting an appropriate TPE for applications involving contact with fluids, to ensure that the required performance and durability will be achieved.
Free fuel immersion guide for melt-processible elastomers published by Advanced Polymer Alloys
07 February, 2007
Advanced Polymer Alloys has published a
Feels, looks, and performs more like rubber than other TPEs
06 February, 2007
Advanced Polymer Alloys introduced its new DuraGrip
Heated and cooled car seats now available in General Motors models
04 February, 2007
Advanced Polymer Alloys, the world
New toll-compounding services for specialty and engineered plastics
14 May, 2006
Manufacturers of engineered plastic compounds have a new ally in the battle to control product development and production costs. Advanced Polymer Compounding, a division of Ferro Corporation, has launched new compounding services to assist manufacturers in bringing new materials to market while minimizing costs. The services, which guarantee client confidentiality, allow plastics manufacturers to tap into APC's 15-years of specialty compounding expertise and extensive resources that include unique blending and compounding operations, testing labs, packaging and an 80,000-square-foot warehouse for inventory storage and direct shipping.
New clear grade of Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber
13 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys announced a breakthrough in the development of a clear grade of Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber , Alcryn MPR 2060CL. Alcryn MPR 2060CL is a true, clear grade of the highly engineered Alcryn MPR product line and offers the same superior durability, resistance to flex fatigue, chemical resistance, compatibility to PVC, and other traits of APA's Alcryn MPR. The Alcryn MPR clear grade is available in 60 Shore A durometer.
Advanced Polymer Alloys introduces new improved Alcryn MPR 4000 series
12 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys announced the availability of an improved grade of Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber, the Alcryn MPR 4000 series. The improved grade provides more efficient processing and greater profitability. APA introduced the improved Alcryn MPR 4000 series. The 4000 series of Alcryn MPR is designed as an extrusion grade with specific applications in the architectural industry as window and door seals, weather-stripping, and other complex profile extrusions.
New injection molding guide available for DuraGrip TPE
11 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation, today announced the release of a new Injection Molding Guide that provides injection molders and product engineers with technical tips for processing DuraGrip TPE, the company's newest Melt-Processible Elastomer.
Alcryn MPR proves ideally suited for architectural components
10 May, 2006
Alcryn MPR is used in a variety of architectural applications to deliver high resistance to sunlight, ultraviolet light, weathering, acid rain, and air pollution. Components made with Alcryn also withstand wood preservatives, paint solvents, oils, greases, and window cleaning agents. Such components have been shown to retain their physical properties, including flexibility and sealing capabilities, for more than 15 years.
New APA's Alcryn MPR 2100 series approved for GM's high-end SUV
09 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation and the world's leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers, announces that its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber 2100 series has been approved by General Motors for use in one of the automaker's most popular, high-end sport utility vehicles. GM has already specified other Alcryn MPR grades for use in its cars and trucks because of the durability and outstanding buzz, squeak, and rattle reduction features. This latest approval is for the use of APA's Alcryn MPR 2100 series bonded in an over-mold process to PC/ABS for an SUV A-Pillar exterior reveal molding part.
Advanced Polymer Alloys new DuraGrip TPE
08 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys announces that it will introduce its newest material
New material enhances value through ease of processing, strong performance characteristics
07 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation and the world's leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers, announced today the availability of its new DuraGrip Thermoplastic Elastomer throughout the Asia/Pacific region. APA made the announcement during Chinaplas 2005 at the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pazhou, Guangzhou, China. APA is exhibiting at Chinaplas courtesy of Jacobson van den Berg (Hong Kong) Ltd. its largest distributor in the region.
Advanced Polymer Alloys introduces new DuraGrip TPE grades
06 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys announces the availability of three new grades of its DuraGrip Thermoplastic Elastomer series in North America. The three grades include the DuraGrip TPE 6000, DuraGrip TPE 6100, and the DuraGrip TPE 6800 series. DuraGrip TPE is a versatile material that enhances consumer or light industrial products through its elastomeric properties and features, including, when needed, a soft-touch feel. The DuraGrip TPE 6000 and 6800 series bond well to polypropylene and polyethylene, while the DuraGrip TPE 6100 series bonds to engineered thermoplastic materials, including difficult to overmold nylon substrates.
New Alcryn melt-processible Rubber selected for GM antenna system
05 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation and the world's leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers, today announced that its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber has been selected for use in an automotive satellite antenna system offered in a wide range of General Motors vehicles.
New fluid resistance technical paper
04 May, 2006
A new technical paper from Advanced Polymer Alloys is now available for free download from the company's web site www.APAinfo.com The paper, Specialty TPEs for Fluid-Resistant Applications, discusses the importance of careful selection of an appropriate thermoplastic elastomer for applications involving contact with fluids. It details the consequences of failing to consider fluid resistance when specifying a TPE, the most significant of which could be total part failure.
New Alcryn melt-processible Rubber extrusion
03 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation, today announced the availability of a new Extrusion Guide that offers molders and product engineers technical processing tips for working with Alcryn Melt Processible Rubber. Alcryn MPR, the premium material in APA's Melt-Processible Elastomer family of products, provides the ergonomic and performance qualities of rubber with superior oil, heat, and weather resistance.
New advanced polymer alloys
02 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys boosted its West Coast distributor presence today, announcing that Calsak Corporation joined the company's growing roster of full-service distributors of APA Melt-Processible Elastomers. APA is a division of Ferro Corporation and the world's leading supplier of MPEs. Calsak Corporation will distribute APA's entire product line, including Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber and DuraGrip TPE, throughout the western United States, with centralized sales offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Houston. The deal provides Calsak a first-time opportunity to directly distribute a thermoplastic elastomer material. They currently distribute commodity and engineered rigid thermoplastics, as well as color concentrates for injection molding and extrusion industry.
Advanced Polymer Alloys introduces improved Alcryn MPR 4000 series
01 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation, today announced the availability of an improved grade of Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber, the Alcryn MPR 4000 series. The improved grade provides more efficient processing and greater profitability. APA introduced the improved Alcryn MPR 4000 series.
Advanced Polymer Alloys introduces new thermoplastic rubber
01 May, 2006
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation and manufacturer of Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber, today announced plans to introduce its newest material, DuraGrip, a thermoplastic rubber designed exclusively for overmolding to rigid olefinic substrates. By combining DuraGrip with rigid substrates like polypropylene and polyethylene, manufacturers can increase the value of their products by adding an ergonomic soft grip. DuraGrip can be easily colored and customized, offers an outstanding rubber feel, and is competitively priced, compared to similar materials. DuraGrip is available in durometers of 40, 50, and 60 with additional grades expected in the coming months.
Aurum Chemicals distributes APA products in Mexico
17 November, 2004
Aurum Chemicals SA DE CV, with head offices in Queretaro City, Mexico, has been named the newest regional distributor for Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corp.
Alcryn MPR selected by Amesbury-PPI for use in window and door components
03 November, 2004
Alcryn melt-processable rubber (MPR) from Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corp and a leading supplier of melt-processable elastomers (MPEs), is being used by the Plastics Profile Division of the Amesbury Group (Amesbury-PPI) in window and door extruded accessory components.
APA improves Alcryn MPR 2100 Series
23 September, 2004
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, has released an improved version of its Alcryn MPR 2100 series that performs better when processing moulded parts.
Components no longer need to be black
02 September, 2004
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, announces that its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber (MPR) product line can be easily coloured.
APC commercial business manager elected to Extrusion Division Board of SPE
10 June, 2004
R. Thomas ‘Tom’ Pugh, commercial business manager for Advanced Polymer Compounding (APC), a division of Ferro Corporation, was recently elected to the board of directors for the Extrusion Division of the national Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
Advanced Polymer Alloys launches updated Web-site
12 March, 2004
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, and manufacturer of Melt-Processible Rubber MPR) and elastomers, has launched a redesigned Web-site to provide easier and more intuitive access to critical technical data about its Alcryn MPR.
Advanced Polymer Alloys introduces 2300 Series of Alcryn MPR
26 February, 2004
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corporation, has introduced its new Alcryn MPR 2300 series for injection moulding applications.
 
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