Austin Rubber to open APX devulcanized rubber

PITTSBURGH—Austin Rubber Co.’s facility in Greenville, Pa., is scheduled to go online Dec. 15 for production of the company’s APX devulcanized rubber and APO plasticizer, according to Donald R. Drew, president of Austin Rubber.

The 30,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located inside the 700,000-sq.-ft. ILSCO complex in Greenville and employ about 21 workers initially with a production capacity of approximately 24 tons per day, Drew said.

It will include a compounding lab for the testing of different compounds containing APX and APO, he said.

Austin Rubber and ILSCO announced their manufacturing partnership in November 2013, according to a news release on the Austin Rubber website.

Austin Rubber appointed ILSCO, a manufacturer of electrical connectors, to its advisory board as manufacturing adviser, and ILSCO made a strategic investment in Austin Rubber, the news release said.

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Michele Brooks : Austin Rubber Receives $700,000 PIDA Loan

Senator Michele Brooks is pleased to announce that Penn-Northwest Development Corporation was awarded a $700,000 Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan on behalf of Austin Rubber Company, LLC to assist in locating a manufacturing business at ILSCO Extrusions in Greenville.

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