Resin Systems offer shore hardness from 30A to 75D.

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RTP 2700 U, 2700 S and 2800 B are based on SBS, SEBS, and TPV resin systems, respectively. They permit fabrication of rubber-like articles for applications such as grips, handles, tools, gaskets, seals, hoses, bumpers, strain reliefs, electrical boots, and wheels. Systems can be formulated with properties to increase strength, impart flame retardancy, provide conductivity, and alter appearance through special effects coloring.



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RTP Company Expands Elastomer Offerings By Adding Three New Resin Systems


WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA- March 22,2002 -Specialty compounder RTP company has expanded its elastomer product offerings by adding three new resin systems. Designated the RTP 2700 U, 2700 S and 2800 B Series, these new systems combine the functional performance and properties of conventional thermoset rubbers with the processability of thermoplastics for an excellent balance of physical properties and economics.

With shore hardnesses ranging from 30 A to 75 D, these new systems can be formulated with properties to increase strength, impart flame retardancy, provide conductivity, and alter appearance through special effects coloring. All property enhancements are done during the initial compounding phase which means they have a single heat history.

Engineered to be compatible with a variety of rigid thermoplastics, these new systems give designers flexibility in overmolded soft touch and ergonomic applications such as grips, handles, tools, gaskets, seals, hoses, bumpers, strain reliefs, electrical boots, and wheels. They permit the fabrication of "rubber-like" articles with the speed, efficiency, and economy of injection molding, extrusion, or blow molding.

In addition to the RTP 2700 U, 2700 S and 2800 B Series, which are based on SBS, SEBS, and TPV resin systems respectively, RTP Company's elastomer product family also includes copolyester, polyurethane, and copolyester amide elastomers.

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global leader in custom compounding. The company has seven manufacturing plants, plus sales representatives throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific Rim. 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.

Kris Jommersbach, Gemini Communications (610) 935-1633, krisj@geminiinc.com

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