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RTP Company Unveils Structural Thermoplastics with Higher Strength for Auto & more

Published on 2015-09-17. Author : SpecialChem

WINONA, Minnesota, USA -- RTP Company, among the leading global compounders of custom engineered thermoplastics, announces the development of new RTP 100 eXtra Performance (XP) Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds formulated for higher strength, modulus and impact properties than any standard chopped fiberglass polypropylene (PP) compounds available on the market today.

RTP Company’s Structural Thermoplastic
Fig. 1: RTP Company’s Structural Thermoplastic

With strength, stiffness, and impact resistance performance that are close to RTP’s Very Long Fiber (VLF) compounds, combined with the lighter weight and chemical resistance of standard PP compounds, RTP 100 XP Compounds provide a new realm of design possibilities for applications in the automotive, furniture, appliance, storage, industrial/construction, electronics, and energy markets.

In comparison to common glass fiber reinforced PP at similar load levels, RTP 100 XP Compounds exhibit up to 20% higher modulus values and twice the impact resistance. Their lighter density makes RTP 100 XP compounds an ideal choice for “lightweighting”, the process of reducing the overall weight of an application by replacing heavier metal components with lighter weight thermoplastic compounds. Due to their inherent chemical resistant properties and non-hygroscopic nature, RTP 100 XP Compounds are also an excellent alternative to nylon or other compounds where moisture can reduce load bearing capabilities.

RTP 100 XP Compounds are available from RTP Company worldwide as standard pellets in formulations containing from 10-50 weight % glass fiber reinforcement, and can be easily injection molded into large or small complex geometries. Additional additive technologies may be incorporated to create robust compounds, engineered to meet demanding requirements such as long term heat aging, cold weather impact resistance, flame retardance, ultra violet protection, or compliance with government agency approvals.

About RTP Company

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota USA is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 17 manufacturing plants in the United States, Europe, and Asia plus sales representatives throughout the world. Engineers from RTP Company develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

Source: RTP Company

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