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Long Glass Fiber Composite from RTP Company Helps Leatherman Get a Handle on New Folding Knives

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA - (April 6, 2011) - When Leatherman Tool Group decided to introduce a new folding knife line with improved features, its customers were very clear about what they wanted. The knives needed to be lightweight and dent resistant; have the ability to stand up to an array of chemicals from oils to insect repellent; and look sharp as well as be sharp. By using a long glass fiber...

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Structural Compound from RTP Company Delivers Metal-Like Surgical Performance at Disposable Device Price
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Structural Compound from RTP Company Delivers Metal-Like Surgical Performance at Disposable Device Price

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- When engineers at Wright Medical Technology wanted to increase the value of their innovative PRO-DENSE* bone-grafting paste by offering surgeons and hospitals a set of disposable, pre-sterilized surgical tools for performing specific ankle procedures, they turned to custom compounder RTP Company for help with designing one of the key instruments - a retrograde drill...

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RTP Company's Custom TPE Compounds Provide Watertight Seal for Wiring Harnesses
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RTP Company's Custom TPE Compounds Provide Watertight Seal for Wiring Harnesses

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA - When a well-known national truck fleet approached Maxi-Seal Harness Systems to design a new modular wiring harness for the underside of long-haul semi-trailer trucks, Maxi-Seal saw an opportunity to raise the bar and deliver a new level of reliability. With the help of custom compounder RTP Company, Maxi-Seal developed the new Defender" commercial wiring harness system,...

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RTP Company's Reinforced Nylon Compounds Are a Perfect Fit for Universal Fan Blades
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RTP Company's Reinforced Nylon Compounds Are a Perfect Fit for Universal Fan Blades

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- The difficulty of finding a specific size replacement fan for a downed refrigeration system compressor led Lamont Van Slate, owner of Van's Refrigeration Service, to conceive the Van Fan", a universal cooling fan with blades that can be resized on-site to fit individual system needs. Material engineers from custom thermoplastics compounder RTP Company recommended using a...

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Specialty Compounds utilize post-consumer content resins.

Based on plastics diverted from solid waste streams through recycling programs, PCC Compounds are available in nylon, polycarbonate, and polyethylene terephthalate resins, as well as alloys based on these post-consumer feedstocks. Percentage of reclaimed material in polymer component can range from 1-100%, depending on application. Contributing to EPEAT or LEED scoring, environmentally conscious...

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Polymeric Compounds provide wear resistance.
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Polymeric Compounds provide wear resistance.

Available in PA, PC, POM, PBT, and PC/ABS resins, All-Polymeric Wear Additive Compounds are non-halogenated, RoHS-compliant, and free of particulate or fluid additives. Products offer plastic-on-plastic wear resistance without sacrificing properties inherent to host resin. Providing optimal flow during molding, blemish-free surface appearance, and complete colorability, olefin-based APWA...

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Color Masterbatches target wire and cable industry.
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Color Masterbatches target wire and cable industry.

Suited for coloring complex melt processable fluoropolymer resins used as plenum space jacketing materials, MPFP Color Masterbatches come in 10 color-coding formulations matched to Munsell and RAL standards. Products are available in FEP and PVDF resin systems and are expandable to include other MPFP resins as needed. They maintain inherent flame retardancy and low smoke emissions that allow...

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Flame-Retardant TPE Compounds are RoHS-compliant.

Addressing needs of electrical/electronics and other component manufacturers, decaBDE-free and flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds can be used with multi-shot or overmolding techniques. UL94 flammability ratings for these compounds are predominately V-0 @ 1/16 in., with some grades extending down to 1/32 in. products can also be combined with additional compounding...

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RTP Company Thermochromatic Film Inspires ChroMyx Color-Changing Products
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RTP Company Thermochromatic Film Inspires ChroMyx Color-Changing Products

WINONA, MINN, USA - (February 25, 2009) - Chameleon International has partnered with custom film manufacturer Wiman Corporation, part of custom compounder RTP Company's Sheet & Film Division, for help in developing their ChroMyx brand line of patented thermochromatic materials. ChroMyx is a complete line of flexible, temperature-sensitive, and color-changing material that can be formed into...

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Digital Pressure Gauge Uses Static Dissipative Compound from RTP Company to Provide Safety in Explosive Environments
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Digital Pressure Gauge Uses Static Dissipative Compound from RTP Company to Provide Safety in Explosive Environments

WINONA, MINN., USA - (January 28, 2009) - When GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions, wanted to develop a microprocessor-controlled digital pressure gauge that could meet the static dissipation standards established by the European ATEX Directive, they worked with specialty compounder RTP Company to find the best...

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