Strong thermoplastic compound fills performance gap

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  • Strength and impact resistance close to Very Long Fiber (VLF) compounds
  • 20% higher modulus values than common glass fiber reinforced PP
  • Application: from automotive to energy

RTP Company has introduced a series of thermoplastic compounds formulated for higher strength, modulus and impact properties than standard chopped fiberglass polypropylene (PP) compounds available on the market today.

Strength and impact resistance close to Very Long Fiber (VLF) compounds

With strength, stiffness, and impact resistance performance that is close to RTP’s Very Long Fiber (VLF) compounds, combined with the lighter weight and chemical resistance of standard PP compounds, the new RTP 100 XP compounds are suitable for applications in the automotive, furniture, appliance, storage, industrial/construction, electronics, and energy markets.

20% higher modulus values than common glass fiber reinforced PP

In comparison to common glass fiber reinforced PP at similar load levels, RTP 100 XP compounds exhibit up to 20% higher modulus values and twice the impact resistance. Their lighter density makes the compounds suitable for “lightweighting”. Due to their inherent chemical resistant properties and non-hygroscopic nature, the compounds are also an alternative to nylon or other compounds where moisture can reduce load bearing capabilities.

RTP 100 XP compounds are available as standard pellets in formulations containing from 10-50 weight % glass fiber reinforcement, and can be injection molded into large or small complex geometries.

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