CHICAGO (April 5, 3:45 p.m. EDT) — Teknor Color Co. will unveil a range of color concentrates and dry color formulations for construction uses this summer at NPE 2006 in Chicago.
The Pawtucket, R.I., company said its new Construction Colors line will include 14 hues — such as earth, wood and stone — for use in building materials. Teknor said it can formulate each color for the five most common construction polymers. Teknor will debut the products at NPE 2006, slated for June 19-23.
Also at NPE, Teknor Apex will formally launch its new line of Monprene thermoplastic elastomers, which it said provides a unique combination of extreme softness and optical clarity.
The new TPE grades impart a clear, sparkling appearance to grips, cushions and other padding and soft-touch products, according to the Pawtucket, R.I., company.
Teknor Apex claims the materials are haze-free and will be available in hardnesses of 30 to 60 on the Shore 00 scale.
Like other TPEs in the Monprene series, the new materials can be overmolded onto polyolefins.