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Thermoplastic compound solutions to global shortage of PEI polymer

News International-French

3 Dec 2014

RTP Company offers a number of thermoplastic compounds including amorphous materials based on sulfone or semicrystalline materials that have been modified, alloyed, and/or reinforced to achieve very similar physical properties to PEI.

Engineers from RTP Company can customize and fine-tune these compounds to meet specific application requirements including offering compounds in custom colors.

“RTP Company has created a range of compounds with similar characteristics to PEI that are not dependent on a single supplier of base resin. By doing so, our customers have benefitted from a larger selection of material options, greater design flexibility, and far fewer interruptions in material supply.” explains Matt Torosian, RTP Company Product Manager of High Temperature Materials.

Because PEI has dimensional stability, chemical resistance, strength, stiffness, inherent flame retardancy and creep resistance, selecting a replacement requires a thorough understanding of the application requirements. Once these requirements have been identified, RTP Company engineers can recommend compounds that fit the requirements, along with added benefits such as color. To support transition to a new material RTP Company provides on-site technical service and CAE support including mold flow analysis, FEA and fiber orientation analysis.

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