General

An introduction to the process used to select the correct base resin and reinforcement when choosing a composite to meet specific applications requirements.

An overview of the many types and the particular properties of thermoplastic compounds which are suitable for use in the electrical and electronics industry.

Healthcare

RTP Company has completed a rigorous investigation that establishes and defines a new friction test to measure and compare plastic-against-plastic friction behavior that occurs at initial startup.

Medical devices with plastic components may be required to pass biologic testing or may be scrutinized for drug interaction. A technical review of selecting color for use in medical devices.

Static in drug delivery pathways can cause inconsistent dosages for pharmaceuticals delivered via aerosol or dry powder inhalers, use of conductive materials can minimize these issues in medical devices.

Sterilization methods can damage and degrade thermoplastics, the specific effect gamma sterilization has on thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials is evaluated in this report.

Selecting the best plastic for a medical device can be a complex decision unless you know how to talk to your material supplier to be assured that both parties have confidence in their recommendations.

Conductive

LFNCCF was added to serveral Polycarbonate (PC) based plastic shielding compounds and the resulting composites were measured for Shielding Effectiveness (SE).

As more electronic devices are introduced, the prevention of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) within and between these devices is becoming increasingly critical. Creating enclosures and shields from inherently EMI shielding plastic compounds represents a permanent and cost effective method for protecting these devices.

Lightning strike isolators are critical parts for aircraft safety that must resist “burn in.” Explore the development of carbon nanotube compounds that retain ESD properties after multiple 10 kV DC strikes.

Selecting a plastic material that allows Bluetooth devices to operate unimpeded requires an understanding of how electrical and dielectric properties affect electromagnetic signals.

Shielding devices from electromagnetic interference can be difficult and add costs. Conductive plastics can provide protection in a single cost effective material.

Structural

Discover how melt compounding can be used to impart high performance into biopolymers and allow them to be suitable for more demanding semi-durable engineered applications.

The “nano” buzzword extends itself to thermoplastics compounding with the use of organic-clay platelets, which with proper dispersion provide property improvements at loadings as low as 2-3%.

RTP Company has developed materials that will minimize warpage of the molded parts in glass-reinforced Nylon 6, as well as a quick and easy method for testing materials.

Wear Resistant

Wear resistant additives used in conjunction with high temperature resins (>150 °C) can be a suitable combination for use as a bearing replacement material or in other demanding applications.