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Sled RunnersRTP Company was asked to provide material recommendations for an after market, add-on sled runner kit. The purpose of the runners were to extend the life of a sled by providing abrasion resistance. Originally created from machined strips of neat UHMWPE, the manufacturer was looking for a lower cost extrusion option so they could increase production capacity and introduce color to the product.

RTP Company Solution
RTP Company engineers recommended RTP 700 ABR, a durable abrasion resistant Polyethylene alloy that offered the following advantages:

  • extrudable solution
  • colorable

The benefits to the manufacturer included:

  • standard, extrusion-capable, abrasion resistant material
  • material can be colored
  • increased production capacity and process control
  • reduced costs vs. fully machined parts