Nomenclature

RTP Company uses a nomenclature system to identify and describe our specialty compounded thermoplastic products. This brief overview does not include of all aspects of our system.

RTP Company nomenclature syntax:

Prefix   #1   #2   #3   #4   Suffix   Color

Prefix

  • CCP — Custom Compounded Products
  • EMI — EMI/RFI Shielding Compounds
  • ESD — Electrostatic Dissipative Compounds
  • ESP — Extruded Sheet Product
  • FCX — Foam Concentrates
  • Nylabond™ — Performance TPE for Nylon Overmolding
  • Permaprene™ — TPV-Based Thermoplastic Elastomer
  • PermaStat® — Permanently Anti-static Compounds
  • Polabond™ — Performance TPE for Overmolding
  • RTP — Standard Product Designator
  • RTP 2700 Series — SBC-Based Thermoplastic Elastomer
  • VLF — Very Long Fiber

#1 & #2 digits

Identifies the base polymer.
See the end of this document for a complete list of RTP Series.

Resin systems are numbered sequentially 01 through 47, with 01 representing polypropylene, 02 nylon, 03 polycarbonate, etc.
The leading zero on Series 01 through 09 is often dropped for simplicity.

Resin systems that have an alphabetical character immediately following the fourth digit use an alternate base polymer (ie: 200A signifies nylon 6, 200B nylon 6/10, 200C nylon 11, etc.).

#3 digit

Identifies the primary additive/filler.

  • 0 — Glass Fiber
  • 1 — Glass Fiber
  • 2 — Talc
  • 2 — Glass Fiber/Glass Bead Blend
  • 3 — Talc or Mineral
  • 3 — Glass Fiber/Stainless Steel Blend
  • 4 — Calcium Carbonate or Mica
  • 5 — Flame Retardant
  • 6 — Stainless Steel Fiber
  • 7 — Glass Fiber/Mineral Blends
  • 8 — Carbon Fiber
  • 9 — Carbon Fiber

 

#4 digit

Identifies the loading level of the primary additive/filler.

For glass fiber (third digit of 0 or 1) and carbon fiber (third digit of 8 or 9) reinforced compounds the following percentage scale is used with regard to loading levels. (# x 5 + 5 = %)

  • 0 — Neat/Base
  • 1 — 10%
  • 2 — 15%
  • 3 — 20%
  • 4 — 25%
  • 5 — 30%
  • 6 — 35%
  • 7 — 40%
  • 8 — 45%
  • 9 — 50%
  • 10 — 55%
  • 11 — 60%
  • 12 — 65%
  • 13 — 70%
  • 14 — 75%

Decimals between 0.1 and 0.9 are used for loading levels of less than 10%.

Other primary additives/fillers identified by the third digit may use different scales to indicate their loading level.

Suffix

Used for grade designations or for identifying secondary additives/fillers.

  • AR — Aramid Fiber (%)
  • CC — Chemically Coupled
  • CF — Carbon Fiber (%) — Only used when combined with glass fiber
  • EM — Easy Mold
  • EG — Extrusion Grade
  • F — Foamed
  • FR — Flame Retardant
  • FR A — Updated FR Formulation
  • FR NH — Halogen-Free FR System
  • GB — Glass Bead (%)
  • HB — UL HB Flammability Rating
  • HEC — Highly Electrically Conductive Fiber (%) — Nickel-coated carbon fiber
  • HF — High Flow
  • HI — High Impact
  • HM — High Modulus
  • HS — Heat Stabilized
  • L — Lubricated
  • LE — Low Extractable
  • LF — Low Flow
  • LP — Low Plate Out
  • M — Mineral (%)
  • MF — Medium Flow
  • MG — Milled Glass (%)
  • MS — Molybdenum Disulfide (%)
  • NS — No Substitutes
  • SE — Self Extinguishing
  • SI — Silicone (%)
  • SP — Small Pellet
  • SPR — Surface Protection product – Only used with standard nomenclature
  • TC-I-XX — Thermally Conductive compound, electrically insulating, with the XX specifying the relative through-plane thermal conductivity
  • TC-C-XX — Thermally Conductive compound, electrically conductive, with the XX specifying the relative through-plane thermal conductivity
  • TFE — PTFE (%)
  • UV — Ultraviolet Stabilized
  • Z — FDA Compliant Ingredients

When any of the above suffixes marked with a “(%)” have a number following them, this number identifies the loading of this additive.

X Series products

RTP Company materials that follow the numbering convention #1 #2 99 X # # # # # are our custom and/or proprietary-formulated compounds. The five or six digits after the “99 X” denote an engineering notebook page number and do not identify additives/fillers or loading levels.

Color numbers

  • Natural — No pigments added
  • Black — Standard amount of black pigment or material is inherently black
  • Nat/Blk — Carbon fiber product (or other dark filler) with no pigment
  • Blk/Blk — More than the standard amount of black pigment or carbon fiber product with standard amount of black pigment
  • S-##### — Standard color
  • SL-##### — Laser-markable
  • SS-##### — Straight shot color
  • SSL-##### — Straight shot laser-markable
  • Z-##### — FDA Compliant Ingredients color
  • ZL-##### — FDA Compliant Ingredients laser-markable

The numeric digits of a color number are assigned in sequential order as a unique identifier and are not part of any scale to indicate color hue.

RTP Series Assignments

Series Base Resin System Abbreviation
100 Polypropylene PP
200 Nylon 6/6 PA 6/6
200 A Nylon 6 PA 6
200 B Nylon 6/10 PA 6/10
200 C Nylon 11 PA 11
200 D Nylon 6/12 PA 6/12
200 E Amorphous Nylon PA
200 F Nylon 12 PA 12
200 G Nylon 4/6
PA 4/6
200 H Impact-Modified Nylon 6/6 PA 6/6
200 K Polyarylamide PAA
300 Polycarbonate PC
400 Polystyrene PS
500 Styrene Acrylonitrile SAN
600 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ABS
700 Polyethylene PE
700 High Density Polyethylene HDPE
700 A Low Density Polyethylene LDPE
800 Acetal POM
900 Polysulfone PSU
1000 Polybutylene Terephthalate PBT
1100 Polyethylene Terephthalate PET
1100 A Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol Modified PETG
1200 Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer TPU
1200 M Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer TPU
1200 S Ester-based Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer TPU
1200 T Ether-based Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer TPU
1300 Polyphenylene Sulfide PPS
1400 Polyethersulfone PES
1500 Polyether-Ester Block Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomer COPE
1600 See RTP 1400 Series
1700 Modified Polyphenylene Ether PPE
1800 Acrylic PMMA
1800 A Polycarbonate/Acrylic Alloy PC/PMMA
1900 Foam Concentrates FCX
2000 Custom Alloys
2100 Polyetherimide PEI
2200 Polyetheretherketone PEEK
2200 A Polyetherketone PEEK
2300 Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane RTPU
2400 See RTP 1700 Series
2500 Polycarbonate/ABS Alloy PC/ABS
2600 Unassigned
2700 Styrenic Block Copolymer SBC
2700 S Saturated Styrenic Block Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomer SEBS
2700 U Unsaturated Styrenic Block Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomer SBS
2800 Value-Added Thermoplastic Polyolefin Elastomer TEO
2800 B Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Elastomer TPV
2900 Polyether-Block-Amide Thermoplastic Elastomer COPA
3000 Polymethylpentene PMP
3100 Perfluoroalkoxy PFA
3200 Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene ETFE
3300 Polyvinylidene Fluoride PVDF
3400 Liquid Crystal Polymer LCP
3500 Florinated Ethylene Propylene FEP
3600 Discontinued
3700 Cellulosics (Acetate, Butyrates, & Propionate) CA, CAB, & CAP
3800 Polyaryletherketone PAEK
3900 Polyetherketoneetherketoneketone PEKEKK
4000 Polyphthalamide PPA
4000 A Hot Water Moldable Polyphthalamide PPA
4100 Polyetherketoneketone PEKK
4200 Thermoplastic Polyimide TPI
4300 Polysulfone/Polycarbonate Alloy PSU/PC
4400 High Temperature Nylon HTN
4500 Discontinued
4600 Syndiotactic Polystyrene
SPS
4700 Polytrimethylene Terephthalate PTT
4800 Polyvinyl Chloride PVC
5500 Polyester/Olefin Alloy
6000 Specialty Thermoplastic Elastomer TPE