Structural News

RTP Company Develops Long Fiber Thermoplastic Compounds with Low VOC Emissions for Automotive Interior Applications

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA – RTP Company is pleased to announce the expansion of its Very Long Fiber reinforced Polypropylene (PP VLF) portfolio to include a range of low emission products. These PP VLF products satisfy Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) mandates … Continue reading

RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive, Consumer Goods Industries

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA – RTP Company has installed a new state-of-the-art pultrusion line and is now producing Very Long Fiber (“VLF”) compounds at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico. This newest VLF manufacturing location in North America will support regional demand … Continue reading

Very Long Fiber Polypropylene vs Nylon

Very Long Fiber (VLF) compounds exhibit excellent price-to-performance characteristics and are routinely considered as a cost management alternative to higher density and higher cost reinforced compounds. Due to lower price, lower specific gravity and comparable physical properties at 50% relative … Continue reading

RTP Company Introduces Ultra Performance Series of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Compounds for High Temperature Applications

RTP Company Introduces Ultra Performance Series of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Compounds WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA– Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has elevated the mechanical properties of its industry-leading portfolio of high temperature structural products to include new “ultra … Continue reading

RTP Company Launches New Cellulose Fiber Reinforced PP Compounds for Eco-Friendly Durables

Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has unveiled the latest addition to its Eco Solutions product portfolio with a new line of custom cellulose fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds. These compounds use renewable cellulose fiber extracted from trees grown … Continue reading

RTP Company Expands Bioplastic Products to Include Impact-Modified PLA Compounds

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA — Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has expanded its line of polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastic compounds to include impact modified grades suitable for select semi-durable and durable applications. These new compounds deliver enhanced impact strength … Continue reading

RTP Company Receives USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for Two PLA-based Compounds

Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has received “USDA Certified Biobased Product” labels for two of its PLA-based bioplastic specialty compounds through the USDA’s BioPreferred(SM) Voluntary Labeling Initiative. Following the program’s requirements, RTP Company’s compounds were third-party tested in … Continue reading

RTP Company’s Glass Fiber-Reinforced PLA Bioplastic Compounds Improve Strength and Thermal Performance

Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has commercialized the industry’s first line of glass fiber-reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) compounds that overcome many limitations of unmodified PLA by delivering greater strength, stiffness, and thermal performance. These new materials, which target … Continue reading

RTP Company Makes Recycled Post-Consumer Content Compounds Available In Specialty Grades

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA — Global custom engineered thermoplastic compounder RTP Company recently made available a new series of specialty compounds using post-consumer content (PCC) resins. The reclaimed resins are plastics diverted from solid waste streams through recycling programs. PCC compounds … Continue reading

RTP Company Announces Long Fiber Thermoplastics Availability at China Facility

RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounds, has added multiple long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) production lines at its Suzhou, China manufacturing facility. The long glass fiber compounds are based on various resin systems including nylon and polypropylene. “The new … Continue reading