Plastics for Heavy Equipment Applications

Thermoplastics growth in the heavy equipment industry reflects the suitability of these materials to meet today’s requirements, add value and reduce over costs in these applications.

We modify plastic resins with a variety of unique modifiers to yield specific properties and functional benefits. You can depend on RTP Company for unbiased assistance during the development process and during production to be a supplier of quality materials who can meet your delivery expectations anywhere around the globe.

Our Materials Provide:

Increased Life Cycles with Wear Resistant Materials

  • Eliminate or minimize need for external lubricants
  • Increase life of moving or contact surfaces
  • Wide range of wear additives available for diverse applications
  • Eliminate need for expensive inserts

Typical applications include:
Thrust washers, wear rings, bushings, bearings and seals.

Removal of Static Charges with Conductive Compounds

  • Provide permanent protection from ESD (electrostatic discharge)
  • Minimize static shock dangers and particle build-up problems
  • Maintain mechanical properties of unmodified base resin
  • Meet ATEX requirements for explosive atmospheres

Typical applications include:
Lighting equipment, sensors, gauges, instruments and control housings.

Increased Strength and Improved Designs with Reinforced Polymers

  • Improve mechanical properties for more durable, lightweight and corrosion resistant parts
  • Use increased design freedom to consolidate parts, simply manufacturing processes
  • Long-glass fiber compounds provide superior strength, impact resistance, dimensional stability, creep and fatigue performance
  • Value Product structural compounds for a wide range of low cost glass and mineral reinforced compounds

Typical applications include:
Structural components, gears, valve bodies, housings, couplings and fittings.

UL and European Compliance with Flame Retardant Compounds

  • Provide resistance to ignition and burning
  • Select from 300+ UL Recognized or RoHS/WEEE compliant materials
  • Lower smoke generation and toxic fume emissions

Typical applications include:
Instrument control housings, bezels, caps, connectors and covers.

Improved Seals and Ergonomics with Thermoplastic Elastomers

  • Bondable to a wide range of substrates
  • Dampen vibration, reduce noise, and protect impact points

Typical applications include:
Strain reliefs and boots, vibration isolators, bushings, bumpers, wheels. Control housing overmolds for impact protection

Visit the Industrial Case Studies and the Industrial Problem-Solution-Benefits page to see case study examples of these materials.

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