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Components no longer need to be black

Advanced Polymer Alloys Llc : 02 September, 2004  (New Product)
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, announces that its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber (MPR) product line can be easily coloured.
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, announces that its Alcryn Melt-Processable Rubber (MPR) product line can be easily coloured.
Colourable rubber compounds meet the growing demand for eye-catching, cost-efficient and durable parts in appliances, hand tools, garden tools, cars and many other consumer applications where aesthetics are important.
Alcryn MPR is sold in natural, translucent and clear grades, which can be easily coloured with high performance colour concentrates such as those manufactured by Ferro's Stryker Plastic Colorants Division (PCD). Combined with the colourants, Alcryn MPR -- particularly the translucent and clear grades -- produces brightly coloured, clear, pearlescent, thermochromic, or metallic components.
'The new coloring capabilities of the translucent and clear grades of Alcryn MPR create a whole new world of vibrant and eye-catching colour combinations in both consumer and non-consumer products,' said Jeff Senich, business development manager for APA.
Alcryn MPR is durable and has the feel of vulcanized rubber, but is easily processed on standard thermoplastic equipment. In addition, Alcryn MPR is resistant to heat, sunlight, and UV light, exhibiting dimensional stability and chemical resistance in harsh environments and extreme weather conditions.
Accelerated ageing tests of Alcryn MPR demonstrate a long product life without deterioration or colour change despite environmental and chemical exposure. Independent tests reveal that Alcryn MPR colours more vibrantly and with less pigment than many TPEs.
Because Alcryn MPR offers high resistance to sunlight, UV light, and other severe weather conditions, it is an ideal material for use in architectural components, such as window and door seals, automotive applications such as colour matched trim and body moulding, and industrial applications such as coated fabrics, soft grips for hand tools, and appliances.

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