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Valve Plates Made with Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Reduce Compressor Down Time
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Valve Plates Made with Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Reduce Compressor Down Time

WINONA, MINN., USA - (November 10, 2008) - To create a tough compressor valve plate with high thermal and dimensional stability, Hoerbiger Corporation, the world's largest independent compressor valve manufacturer, worked with custom compounder RTP Company and chose an RTP 2200 Series low flow, carbon fiber reinforced PEEK compound for their valve sealing elements, or valve plates. According to...

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Materials

RTP Company Applies Compounding and Masterbatch Expertise to New 60% Long Glass Fiber Concentrate

WINONA, MINN, USA - (October 14, 2008) - RTP Company has applied its expertise in specialty compounding and masterbatch technologies to its popular long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) product line and has commercialized a new polypropylene LFT concentrate designed to meet demanding automotive specifications. The melt impregnated LFT concentrate, grade designation RTP 199 X 118012, combines 60% by...

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Adjustable Pipe Bracket and Clamping System Use TPE Compound to Help Arrest Noise
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Adjustable Pipe Bracket and Clamping System Use TPE Compound to Help Arrest Noise

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- (August 26, 2008) -- When Sioux Chief Manufacturing wanted to develop a series of universal pipe clamps with noise absorbing blocks to reduce noise transfer caused by loose pipes, it chose a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from specialty compounder RTP Company for a bridge insert that fits over a nylon plastic base. The Touchdown" clamps are an integral component of the...

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Purple Color Differentiation a Life Saver When Feeding Critical Care Patients
Adhesives & Sealants

Purple Color Differentiation a Life Saver When Feeding Critical Care Patients

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA - (July 25, 2008) - When Applied Medical Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of niche medical and surgical products, wanted to re-design its feed set systems to add a distinctive purple color, it chose an RTP 700 Series precolored low density polyethylene compound from RTP Company for the feed set strap. According to Brian Baker, engineer at Applied Medical, When...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers offer Shore A hardness of 55.
Materials

Thermoplastic Elastomers offer Shore A hardness of 55.

Combining functional performance of thermoset rubbers with processability of injection moldable thermoplastics, ESD C 2800 B Series features volume resistivity of 100 W-cm and consistent wide processing window across Shore A hardness range of 55-85. Electrically conductive, TPV-based products offer suitable drop-in replacement for applications where ESD protection with TPE properties is needed.

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RTP Company Expands Its Color Compounding Capacity to Ensure 5-Day Lead Time
Adhesives & Sealants

RTP Company Expands Its Color Compounding Capacity to Ensure 5-Day Lead Time

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -(June 11, 2008)- The Color Division of specialty compounder RTP Company announced that it has expanded its capacity on a number of fronts for the production of masterbatches and precolored resins. Additional capacity allows us to meet customer needs more effectively and increases our delivery flexibility," said Jean Sirois, General Manager - RTP Color. "Currently, we offer...

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PEEK Compound Replaces Titanium in Surgical Head Restraint Systems
Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment

PEEK Compound Replaces Titanium in Surgical Head Restraint Systems

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- (May 28, 2008) -- To solve material incompatibility problems in a surgical head restraint used during brain surgery, Performance Plastics (PPL), Cincinnati, Ohio used an RTP Company PEEK-based compound as a titanium replacement which met all the complex requirements of the device. Incompatibility problems can arise when head restraints are made from magnetic materials....

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Adhesives & Sealants

Customized Wear Resistant Compound Improves Chamber in Popular Sotera Chemical Pump

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA - (May 13, 2008) - When Tuthill Transfer Systems, a manufacturer of pumps and meters for the fast transfer of petroleum fuels and agricultural and industrial chemicals, wanted to improve the plastic chamber of their popular Sotera chemical pump, they chose a customized wear-resistant PPS compound from RTP Company. The Sotera(r) pump is designed to transfer thin to thick...

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Materials

Bondable TPEs offer wide processing window.

Featuring consistent mechanical properties across hardness spectrum of 50-75 Shore A, Series RTP 6042 thermoplastic elastomer compounds bond variety of rigid substrates including PC, ABS, PC/ABS, PC/PBT, PC/PMMA, and RTPU resins. Compounds are suited for rugged electronic devices with over-molded designs where optimal tensile and shear strength as well as abrasion resistance is required.

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Light-Diffusing Compounds and Revolutionary LED Technology Provide Interior Lighting Solutions for Ford Cross-Over SUV

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA - (March 13, 2008) - When Visteon, a leading global automotive supplier, needed a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting solution for the interior of the Ford Motor Company's 2007 Ford Edge cross-over SUV, it specified the latest LED technology from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors that utilizes RTP Company's light-diffusing plastic compounds. LED technology has become a popular...

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