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RTP Co. expands line of conductive compounds
RTP Co.’s CCX Conductive Masterbatches can be formulated with carbon nanotubes, carbon black, stainless steel fiber or dissipative polymer technology.
RTP Company develops light and tough thermoplastic compounds
LT Compounds can accomplish weight reductions in parts molded with glass fiber reinforcement without compromising performance or requiring modifications to existing tools.
Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?
RTP Company adds facility in Poland
RTP Company, a compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, has announced its expansion into Poland with a 7,990m2 facility located at Prologis Park V in Wroclaw.
Hybrid composite materials: tailoring for specific performance
I received a link to an interesting technical paper presented at CAMX by AGY (Aiken, SC, US). It got me thinking about hybrid composites.
Small companies, long-term impact
In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.
CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.
Medical applications: A healthy market
Composites make advances in devices for medical diagnosis and treatments that promote healing and help return patients to active lives.
SPE's ACCE 2009 Show Preview
The Society’s 2009 Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition charts an industry at a crossroads.
Additives Add Key Innovations
Added in small quantities, these resin system enhancements make larger contributions to composite quality as suppliers enhance their utility.
Reinforced Thermoplastics: LFRT vs. GMT
As the suppliers of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and glass-mat thermoplastics battle for market supremacy, the winner is the composites OEM.
Thermoplastic Composites Making An Impact
Product/process developments accelerate use of long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in automotive and industrial markets.
- Matrix resins, thermoplastic
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
- Liquid crystal polymer
- Nylon (polyamide)
- Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
- Polyarylene ketone, sulfide
- Polyester (PET)
- Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
- Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
- Styrene monomer (diluent)
- Other thermoplastics
- Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
- Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
- Other compounds
- Thermoplastic materials
- Custom compounding and blending