Typical Conductive Additives

RTP Company has years of experience modifying nearly 60 engineering thermoplastics using various levels of additives, including: powdered carbon black, carbon fiber, metal fiber, metal-coated carbon fiber, and metal powder, to produce a unique compound for your application.

Additive Properties
Carbon Fiber
  • Increases stiffness and strength
  • Anisotropic shrinkage
  • Low elongation
  • Color options
Carbon Powder
  • Isotropic shrinkage (similar to unfilled)
  • Strength/stiffness like unfilled
  • Moderate elongation
  • Sloughing
Stainless Steel Fiber
  • Isotropic shrinkage (similar to unfilled)
  • Moderate elongation
  • No sloughing
  • FDA compliant
  • Strength/stiffness like unfilled
Nickel-Coated Graphite
  • Anisotropic shrinkage
  • Increase stiffness and strength
  • EMI shielding capabilities
PermaStat®
PermaStat PLUS®
  • All-polymeric
  • Surface resistivity of 109 to 1011 ohm/sq.
  • Isotropic shrinkage (similar to unfilled)
  • Moderate elongation
  • Colorable
  • Transparent grades
  • Non-sloughing

PermaStat® is a registered trademark of RTP Company.
PermaStat PLUS® is a trademark of RTP Company.

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