Developing TPEs with a reduced carbon footprint through a partnership


In a partnership with custom thermoplastics compounder Teknor Apex Company and Israeli company UBQ Materials, Teknor Apex will incorporate UBQ’s sustainable plastic substitute into its line of sustainable thermoplastic compounds (TPEs).

For the first time in history, an entirely recyclable and environmentally friendly plastic substitute has been developed using municipal solid waste that has been diverted from landfills. Leading industry brands and businesses have already begun using UBQ to produce durable products with smaller environmental footprints.

For the first time, UBQ is used in TPE compounds as a result of this partnership. Consumer goods, automobiles, industrial products, and construction and building materials all use this versatile material. It is possible to recycle TPEs, which combine the performance of thermoset rubber with the processability of a thermoplastic. Teknor Apex’s TPE production offerings are as diverse as the industries they serve—consisting of formulations tailored to meet market requirements for physical and thermal performance.

A series of TPEs incorporating various UBQ levels and high-quality post-consumer recycled raw materials has been developed by Teknor Apex and UBQ in the last year. As Teknor’s new business development manager, Jonathan Plisco, put it, “By incorporating UBQ into our TPEs, we are introducing the market to a new TPE option that is both cost-competitive and better for the planet.” In today’s highly competitive market, more and more customers are on the lookout for environmentally friendly products that can also meet their functional and monetary needs. When manufacturers incorporate sustainable materials, they can help to divert waste and conserve finite natural resources,” he says.

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Zaid Quraishi
My name is Zaid Quraishi. I pride myself on being a meticulous and organized individual who has done his Bachelors in Medical Technology and currently pursuing my Master's in the same course from Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. I belong to the beautiful valley of Kashmir, and my hometown is Srinagar. I am the elder sibling of my younger brother. As far as my strengths are concerned, I am effectively communicative, optimistic, reliable, a team player, and time-efficient. My weaknesses are that I am an honest person and I tend to be blunt, and sometimes, I like to work alone. I am passionate about content writing, online gaming, and learning new things, especially languages (currently German). I have written two papers for my University degree, which helped me immensely in learning how to write effectively. I am confident in my writing skills, and I can effectively pour my thoughts out in writing and express myself so that the reader relates to it and is intrigued by the content. I love to play with my pet cat, and she is a darling to me. The thing that I dislike the most is being distracted when you are in the zone. Currently, I am a content writer in a dynamic work environment at Shouzy, ready to improve readers' satisfaction and increase retention levels.


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