The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

Industry News

RTP expands long-fiber thermoplastic line

Published on 2002-12-19. Author : SpecialChem
WINONA, MN, Dec. 19 -- Custom compounder RTP Co., based here, is now offering long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRTs) with fiber loadings above 30% by volume. RTP has manufactured and sold LFRT products below 30% by volume fiber content up until now.

According to Bob Wick, RTP's product manager for structural materials, RTP has manufactured LFRT compounds since the 1980s and a recently expired patent now allows the company to offer a complete line of long fiber products. "The expired patent had only affected a minor portion of our long fiber business, but had a negative effect on the marketplace in general," said Wick. He added that RTP has customers ready to place orders for the expanded product line.

RTP said it plans to introduce a new range of long-fiber products containing higher fiber loadings to meet metal replacement and cost reduction needs. The compounder also said it plans to boost capacity for long-fiber producers to meet increased demand.


Be the first to comment on "RTP expands long-fiber thermoplastic line"

Leave a comment





Your email address and name will not be published submitting a comment or rating implies your acceptance to SpecialChem Terms & Conditions

Online Course

Chris DeArmitt
18 Days left to register

Wednesday Sep 14 2016

By Chris DeArmitt

Boost performance of your filled thermoplastics (strength, stability, processability, resistance…), reduce failures and make savings.

70 Read More
Back to Top