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Highlights at the RTP Company booth (28080 in the South Hall) at NPE2015 include the release of unique tribology data for designers of medical devices to assist with thermoplastics selection, and a line of low emission very long fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP VLF) for use in automotive interiors.

January 29, 2015

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Medical device manufacturers, auto parts makers set to benefit from new RTP offerings

Highlights at the RTP Company booth (28080 in the South Hall) at NPE2015 include the release of unique tribology data for designers of medical devices to assist with thermoplastics selection, and a line of low emission very long fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP VLF) for use in automotive interiors. PlasticsToday previouls reported on the latter here.

Low emission very long fiber PP compounds target structural applications in auto interiors.

During the show, RTP engineers will offer new data for the healthcare industry based on an innovative friction test designed to accurately predict friction behavior in single-use devices. Using this new test method, RTP Company engineers tested base resins in a variety of combinations with friction reducing additives. The data collected from these tests can eliminate trial and error testing when choosing polymers for single-use medical devices. Furthermore, with proper material selection, single-use devices will perform more consistently without the need for external lubrication and the associated extra processing steps, thereby decreasing manufacturing costs and time-to-market.
In addition, representatives from RTP will be available to discuss the recent expansion of its PP VLF portfolio to include a range of low emission thermoplastic compounds. These PP VLF products reportedly satisfy OEM mandates to reduce the volatile organic compound (VOC) levels found in thermoplastic materials specified for use in automotive interior applications. International legislation and automotive OEMs have identified the need to reduce odor, fogging, and total VOCs to improve air quality and the safety of vehicle interiors.

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