Conductive Compounds for Extrusion Applications

  • High electrical conductivity provides reliable ESD protection
  • Engineered for consistent conductivity even in thin extrusions
  • Available in a wide variety of elastomeric and rigid base polymers including PE, PP, PS, TPU, ABS, TPE and PVC
  • Designed for a wide range of applications including: vacuum hose, conductive pipe, ESD packaging sheet, geomembrane films, wire & cable jacketing, ESD tubing
  • Consistent conductivity and ESD protection delivered via compounds produced on specialized manufacturing equipment designed for the highest level of uniform carbon dispersion
  • High carbon black dispersion process maximizes physical properties even in thin extrusions
  • Global manufacturing and technical processing support
  • Flame retardant versions available upon request
  • All products formulated for RoHS compliance
Rod Guide Materials for all Levels of Performance

For more information, view our innovation bulletin

Imagine an extrudable plastic compound that was specially formulated to provide consistent electrical conductivity and ESD protection, even in thin extrusions. Furthermore, imagine that these compounds were manufactured on dedicated equipment which was designed to maximize both carbon dispersion and physical properties. At RTP Company, we not only imagined such plastics, we’ve made them a reality with our Conductive Extrusion Compounds product line.

Designing conductive compounds for extrusion applications, such as conductive vacuum hose or ESD packaging sheets, requires special attention to detail. Thin extrusion applications have strict physical property requirements which will be compromised if the conductive carbon is not consistently and uniformly dispersed. In addition, thin cross sections mean that the carbon loading must be accurately tuned to maintain conductivity over the entire extrusion run. Finally, the surface quality must not contain visual defects since we know that your product appearance is part of your product branding.

RTP Company recognizes the challenges you face in trying to extrude conductive plastic products. This is why we have installed specialized manufacturing equipment in the US and Europe to ensure the highest level of consistent carbon dispersion in our newest extrusion compounds. The resulting conductive compounds will make you shine in applications including conductive vacuum hose, ESD packaging sheet, geomembrane film, conductive pipe, wire & cable jacketing and ESD tubing.

For more information, see the graphs below or view our Innovation Bulletin on Conductive Compounds for Extrusion Applications

Base Polymer RTP Product Extrusion Thickness Surface Resistance (Ohm) Common Applications
Polyethylene
(LDPE)
RTP 2600 PE90025557 > 30 μm 103 – 105 Blown film (electronics packaging)
Polyethylene
(LLDPE)
RTP 2600 PL90025501 > 30 μm 103 – 105 Profile extrusion for hoses;geomembrane films
Polypropylene
(PP)
RTP 0100 PP90025685 1mm – 10mm 102 – 106 Sheet extrusion masterbatch (FR also available)
Polystyrene
(HIPS)
RTP 0400 SH90025512 1mm – 10mm 103 – 106 Sheet extrusion masterbatch
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) RTP 0600 SB90025531 1mm – 10mm 104 – 106 Sheet extrusion
Polyurethane
(TPU- Esther Based)
RTP 1200S GP90025530 >1mm 103 -105 Profile extrusion for hoses
Polyolefin elastomer
(TEO)
RTP 2800 GE90025003 >1mm 101 – 102

Soft PVC Grades:

Base Polymer RTP Product Hardness
(Shore A)
Surface Resistance
(Ohm)
Notes and Applications
Soft PVC RTP 4899 X 146512 BLACK 80-85 <103 Hose/Tubing
Soft PVC RTP 4899 X 134050 80 <106 Hose/Tubing
Soft PVC RTP 4899 X 146513 BLACK 85 <15 Hose/Tubing
Soft PVC RTP 4899 X 136013 C 94 – 95 102 – 104 Wire & Cable Extrusion
Soft PVC RTP 4899 X 146514 BLACK 95 <102 Hose/Tubing

Learn more about our Conductive product line!

Learn more about technologies for adding conductive properties to plastics and the process of having a specialty compound formulated for your application’s requirements.

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