The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

Print Send
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.


Online Course

62 Days left to register

Wednesday Sep 2 2015

By Laurence Pearson

Better search and map US patent claims and reduce the risk of missing an important one that could ruin your own patentability or freedom to operate by getting practical advice to structure your search and to identify connections between patents for a given technology.

65 Read More
Back to Top