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PVC Shoe Cleaner Is No Handicap

While it may not improve your score, an injection molded golf shoe cleaner made from Teknor Apex Company's Flexalloy polyvinyl chloride (PVC) elastomer can help even the worst hacker cut a neater figu...

September 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



While it may not improve your score, an injection molded golf shoe cleaner made from Teknor Apex Company’s Flexalloy polyvinyl chloride (PVC) elastomer can help even the worst hacker cut a neater figure on the course.

Mounted on the floorboard of a golf cart, SoftSwipe cleaners are rubber-like disks with molded-in rods that clean away the mud, sand and grass that accumulates on a golfer’s non-metal spikes or cleats.

Designed by Greenville, S.C.-based Carolina Engineered Products, the disks had previously been made from standard vinyl, but rough treatment on the course and the rigors of extreme temperatures necessitated a recent material change. According to Wes Jolly, product manager at Carolina Engineered Products, Flexalloy resin was selected because of its toughness, as well as its strength and flexibility at both high and low temperatures. “The black cleaners can reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer sun,” he said. “And golf cars are stored in sheds and clubhouse basement, where the cold can cause the cleaning rods from standard materials to become brittle and break off.”

Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, R.I.);

www.teknorapex.com; 401-725-8000


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