These articles from our Applications Notebook contain 200+ case studies of how RTP Company specialty compounds have been used to solve real world application problems. Discover the performance, design, and molding considerations that led to specifying a material from our wide selection of value-added thermoplastic compounds.

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Foundation Vent Prevents Toxic Gas Buildup

Vents installed in home foundations provide an exit path for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that rises from the ground under a house.

Plastic Master Cylinder Lowers Costs

Hydraulic brake systems for trailers are only one of the many items that Demco-Dethmers Manufacturing Company has been manufacturing for years.

Tips from RTP Company's Product Development Engineers

RTP Company’s colorists are continually developing new and exciting color effects that can make applications distinctive and appealing to consumers. 

High-Temp Compound Rolls For Kodak

Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY combines insert molding technology with an RTP Company high temperature specialty compound. 

Lot-To-Lot Color Critical For Keyboard Application

In the mid-1960s, the development of a single LED telephone for trial by the Veterans Administration seemed a one-of-a-kind invention.

Protective Helmet Born of Consequence

Sometimes human lives connect in mysterious ways and often it seems they do so for a purpose. Sonny Bono. Michael Kennedy. Wendy Moore. Each of these lives ended prematurely and tragically in winter sporting accidents and each left a legacy.

Sequencing Bumpers Extend Life of Drawer Slides

Knape & Vogt in Grand Rapids, Michigan, manufactures quality drawer slides for home/kitchen cabinetry, office furniture and files, institutional furniture, and other applications.

Bezel Demands Durability, Critical Color

Tektronix and RTP Company joined forces with PolyCast Inc. of Tigard, OR to develop a material for use in an Oscilloscope ring bezel.

Seven Degrees of Freedom

Patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) benefit from a number of real advantages these procedures provide over traditional surgery.

TPE Product Innovations

Engineers in RTP Company’s TPE Division have formulated several new materials that will expand the use of soft-touch polymers in overmolded and conductive applications.