RTP 200 Series Compounds

This data provides comparative information on the shielding performance of standard RTP Company nylon 6/6 compounds using various combinations of additives and loading levels.

Instead of off-the-shelf solutions, RTP Company routinely develops specialty compounds with a precise combination of properties such as conductivity, flame retardance, structural reinforcement, color, and wear resistance to meet your exact application requirements.

Product Description
ESD 281 Carbon Fiber 10%
ESD 283 Carbon Fiber 20%
ESD 285 Carbon Fiber 30%
EMI 260.5 Stainless Steel Fiber 5%
EMI 261 Stainless Steel Fiber 10%
EMI 262 Stainless Steel Fiber 15%

RTP 200 Series
Nylon 6/6 Compounds

Advantages
  • Strength
  • Stiffness
  • Heat resistance
  • Chemical resistance to hydrocarbons
  • Wear resistance and lubricity
Limitations
  • Water absorption
  • Chemical resistance to strong acids and bases

Many types of nylon are commercially available. The most popular type is nylon 6/6, followed by nylon 6, then nylon 6/12, nylon 11 and nylon 12. Nylon 6/6 offers an excellent balance of properties and is the strongest of the nylons.

Nylons absorb more moisture than most other polymers. Moisture acts as a plasticizer, reducing tensile strength and stiffness. While absorbed moisture may reduce some properties, significant increases in elongation, impact strength, and energy absorbing characteristics are noted with increasing moisture content. Properly recognized and accounted for, the effect of moisture on the processing and properties of nylon need not be of great concern.

Carbon Fiber Products

  • Reinforcing
  • Highest strength/modulus properties of the common shielding additives
  • Lowest cost of the common shielding additives
  • Low shielding performance

ESD 281

Carbon Fiber 10%

ESD 283

Carbon Fiber 20%

ESD 285

Carbon Fiber 30%

Stainless Steel Fiber Products

  • Non-reinforcing
  • Minimal effect on neat resin properties
  • Similar mold shrinkage to neat resin
  • Good shielding-to-cost performance
  • Best colorability of the common shielding additives