Westland, MI (November 4, 2021) APS Elastomers, a leading thermoplastic elastomer (TPU) supplier
since 2009, recently expanded its portfolio by partnering with Italian-based TPU manufacturer EPAFLEX
to include their extrusion-based series, Epaline TPUs; allowing APS to significantly expand its offering of
TPUs. “Our steady volume increase over the past few years was the impetus for us to partner with Epaflex
in order to handle our substantial growth in extrusion applications”, says Stephane Morin.
Epaline 700 series TPUs offer superior physical and mechanical properties, excellent resistance to
hydrolysis and microbial attack, and guarantee great flexibility even at low temperatures. Epaflex’s
production technology permits significant batch to batch reproducibility allowing for highly accurate
MFI/MVR range. Produced with a hardness range of 75 Sh A-55 Sh D, Epaline series includes products
developed specifically for extrusion in polyester-based and polyether-based chemistry.

Epaflex was founded in 1991 in Cassolnova, Italy as a system house dedicated to manufacture and supply
polyurethane systems to the footwear industry. Over the years, Epaflex continuously grew and
differentiated its activity by adding production of TPU to serve a wide range of industries. Epaflex is ISO
and OHSAS certified.

“The foundation of our success is our ability to source material globally from our manufacturing partners,
develop new products and proprietary formulas while offering outstanding technical service; ensuring we
provide quality elastomers at the most competitive pricing”, says Mr. Morin.

APS Elastomers is a full-service warehousing, distribution, and technical service organization dedicated to
providing TPE, TPV, TPU and other elastomer marketers and processors with all their product and
technical support needs. APS Elastomers is owned and operated by two of the industry’s leading marketing
and technical support executives, Roger J. Huarng and Stephane Morin; working with a series of
independent technical agents located in cities throughout North America providing customers and designers
engineering service and technical support for many applications.

In addition to Epaline TPUs, the company offerings include APS Elastomers’ private brand of TPEs;
Viprene® TPVs, Zythane® TPUs, TPE alloys, compounding series, and custom and standard soft
elastomer formulations, as well as Maxelast® TPEs.