With decades of experience in PVC compounding, Aurora Plastics offers flexible PVC, PVC/Nitriles, custom TPOs, TPEs and CPEs, with a variety of physical properties required for non-rigid applications, including hoses, shoe soles, cove base molding and more.
Our experts will work with you to create the right formulation, considering factors that include plasticizer type (non-phthalate options), color, UV resistance, durometer requirements, chemical resistance and the need to accommodate low temperature.
Unlike rigid PVC, AuroraFlex™ flexible PVC introduces a plasticizer into the formulation to give properties that are required for non-rigid applications. Aurora Plastics can provide flexible PVC from 35A to 95A Shore A Durometer* to semi-rigid, with specific gravities ranging from 1.15 to 1.65. We use various types of plasticizers to meet specific needs, such as renewable non-phthalate, improved low temperature tolerance and biocides.
Our team will also work with you to complete the formulation, with fillers in order to offer more specific properties, like reduced shrinkage, increased weight, pigment, lubrication, biocides, UV and chemical resistance.
AuroraFlex™ products can be used in a wide range of applications across many markets, including the automotive aftermarket, construction, furniture, footwear, hose and tubing, recreational and wire coating.
Aurora Plastics isn’t the only supplier of flexible PVC compounds, but we separate ourselves from the competition as a custom compounder, driven by a continuous improvement mindset. Our goal is to provide the highest quality products and the best customer service in the industry. We work closely with you throughout the process to meet your specific needs, from determining the right kind of plasticizer and formulation for the job, to assistance with colors and compound matching. Aurora Plastics strives to be our customers’ “first choice” in PVC compounding.
* NOTE: Durometer hardness is measured with a calibrated durometer using the Shore Type-A scale in a room of consistent temperature. The indenter is inserted for 15 seconds to determine if it passes the ASTM D2240-Durometer Hardness test for the desired durometer.