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WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA — Global custom engineered thermoplastic compounder RTP Company recently made available a new series of specialty compounds using post-consumer content (PCC) resins. The reclaimed resins are plastics diverted from solid waste streams through recycling programs. PCC compounds provide an additional environmentally-conscious option to the material selection process.

Post consumerRecycled post-consumer content compounds close the loop of material sustainability.

“Our PCC compounds have distinct environmental advantages over non-recycled materials and are an ideal solution for those needing to source greener products,” said Andy Lamberson, Corporate Development Manager at RTP Company. “RTP Company has the engineering and compounding expertise to tailor PCC compounds to target specific performance requirements while including properties from our complete portfolio of specialty compounds—thereby providing a more sustainable, multi-solution product.”

The percentage of reclaimed material in the polymer component of PCC compounds can range from 1 to 100% depending on the requirements of individual applications. In addition to providing color, conductive, flame retardant, structural, or wear resistant properties, PCC compounds from RTP Company are easily customizable to meet corporate environmental sustainability goals or marketing objectives to increase consumer appeal. They can also help improve product scoring for environmental measurement tools such as EPEAT or LEED.

PCC compounds are available globally in nylon (PA), polycarbonate (PC), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins, as well as alloys based on these post-consumer feedstocks. Engineering versatility allows these recycled materials to be used in a wide range of applications for consumer goods, building materials, automotive components, and electronics devices. PCC compounds are part of a trio of RTP Company products that also includes bioplastics and halogen-free compounds that are ideally suited for selection in eco-conscious applications.

For more information, contact RTP Company at 507-454-6900 or 800-433-4787, or e-mail