Long Fiber Concentrate offers high glass-loading level.

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Featuring 80% glass-loading by weight, Long Fiber Concentrate provides optimal dispersion, allowing materials with varying melt flow rates to be blended together. Adjusting LF glassloadings directly at machine enables processors to customize blends to meet specific properties, such as stiffness, impact, and strength. Product offers replacement for metal, particularly in die-cast parts where secondary and finishing steps occur.



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RTP Company Introduces Long Fiber Concentrate With 80% Glass Loading



WINONA, MN, USA - October 3, 2005 - Specialty compounder, RTP Company, introduces a Long Fiber (LF) Concentrate with 80% glass-loading by weight, which is the highest LF concentrate available in the industry. This innovation allows processors worldwide to meet or surpass their cost objectives with the improved economics this material provides.

"Increasing the glass-loading level decreases the amount of concentrate required during blending, which results in substantial cost reductions for the processor," commented Karl Hoppe, Product Development Engineer at RTP Company. "Our product also allows for a much simpler blending process compared to other concentrates that may only be available at a 60% or 70% level."

RTP Company's LF Concentrate provides customers with a significant competitive advantage in cost savings and processability. Superior dispersion allows materials with varying melt flow rates to be blended together. Adjusting LF glassloadings
directly at the machine enables processors to customize blends to meet specific properties, such as stiffness, impact, and strength. Additional benefits include reduced lead-times for sampling and production of varying glass level products from suppliers. Also taken into consideration should be the utilization of in-house regrind of unfilled, reinforced, or otherwise scrap resin.

RTP Company is at the forefront of LF reinforced thermoplastic technology.
RTP Company's LF products are the material of choice for many applications requiring superior properties compared to traditional short fiber materials. Benefits include an increased strength-to-weight ratio, long-term creep and fatigue, and excellent impact properties. LF products are also excellent replacements for metal, particularly in die-cast parts where expensive or time-consuming secondary and finishing steps occur. They can replace steel, zinc, magnesium, and other metals with lower finished part costs,
reduced part weight, and improved corrosion resistance.

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global leader in specialty
compounding. The company has seven manufacturing plants on three continents, plus sales representatives throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. RTP Company's engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, flame retardant, high temperature, shielding, structural, and wear resistant properties.

For more information call (800) 433-4787 or (507) 454-6900, or visit our website at
www.rtpcompany.com.

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