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RTP Company
580 East Front Street
Winona
MN 55987
USA
[t] +1 507 454 6900
[f] +1 507 454 2041


RTP Company, based in Winona, Minnesota, USA, is an international company that specialises in compounding. The company has six manufacturing plants on three continents, plus worldwide sales representation. RTP engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring colour, conductive, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, or wear resistant properties.


Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness
10 January, 2014
RTP has developed customised thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring colour, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties. They are based on carbon fibre reinforced PEEK, PPA, PPS, and PEI resin systems to create the highest performing thermoplastic products available.
Cellulose fibre-reinforced polypropylene compounds for eco-friendly durables
30 July, 2013
RTP has unveiled the latest addition to its Eco Solutions product portfolio with a new line of custom cellulose fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds. These compounds, which utilise Weyerhaeuser's Thrive renewable cellulose fibre extracted from trees grown in sustainably managed forests, will facilitate the design and production of environmentally friendly products by providing favorable performance and economics to a wide range of durable applications.
Laser-markable compound preferred to in-mould decoration in cable tie tool
18 May, 2013
Custom injection moulder New Berlin Plastics was recently approached by HellermannTyton, a manufacturer of high-quality cable management products, for in help producing an innovative cable tie tool. The material needed to be strong enough for the small teeth on the tool’s plastic tension knob, and be able to be imprinted with a graduated number scale.
Radiopaque catheters use polyether-block-amide thermoplastic elastomer (PEBA)
15 March, 2013
When Plásticos y Materias Primas (PyMPSA), a Mexican manufacturer of medical devices and components, wanted to develop a new catheter for epidural anesthesia, it specified a biocompatible nylon material that was radiopaque so it could be readily observed during x-ray imaging to ensure proper placement. The first efforts were disappointingm but custom compounder RTP developed a custom material for the application.
Licensed manufacture of nylon-bondable TPV compounds now underway
20 February, 2013
RTP has licensed manufacturing rights from ExxonMobil Chemical for their patented Santoprene TP(thermoplastic vulcanizate) nylon-bondable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) product line. RTP has begun producing the products using the same Santoprene TPV technology to provide a seamless supply transition and will also develop new markets and applications.
Conductive compound meets impact safety challenge for mining pump
13 December, 2012
When the makers of SmartPlug, a revolutionary shore power system for the marine industry, wanted to expand their product line to include a 50 amp version of their popular 30 amp SmartPlug power system, they needed to find a new thermoplastic material solution that would provide the necessary flame retardancy and impact resistance required for a larger, heavier 50A design. They worked with custom compounder RTP, who engineered a material that met the electrical connectors requirements and regulatory approvals.
Conductive compound meets stringent safety requirements for mining pump carousel
29 October, 2012
When All-Flo, a manufacturer of air-operated diaphragm (AOD) pumps, was challenged to construct an entire pump with conductive, but non-metallic materials, it worked in partnership with custom compounder RTP Company who recommended a material that enabled the successful production of a specialised version of the company's 25mm polypropylene AOD pump.
Thermally conductive compounds set to replace metal in vehicle heating and cooling systems
10 October, 2012
RTP Company has introduced new thermally conductive compounds targeted at replacing metal components in automotive heating and cooling systems. The new products have been specially formulated to increase the thermal management design options available to automotive industry engineers as they strive to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency.
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces the launching of their Global Color Division
30 July, 2006
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces the launching of their Global Color Division, solidifying their commitment in promoting aesthetic and functional color solutions to customers and processors all over the world. The new division, headed by General Manager Jean Sirois, focuses on the growing color market for plastic products by offering a fresh approach to providing both pre-colored resins and masterbatches.
RTP Company has established state-of-the-art color lab and production capabilities
29 July, 2006
RTP Company has established state-of-the-art color lab and production capabilities at its new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China that offers both precolored compounds and masterbatches. The new lab will serve the company's growing customer base in China and provide multi-national customers with exceptional support enhanced by the RTP Company Global Color Service.
RTP Company introduces PermaStat PLUS with advanced electrical properties
28 July, 2006
RTP Company announces the introduction of PermaStat PLUS with improved electrical properties compared to the company's successful line of PermaStat permanently anti-static compounds. PermaStat PLUS compounds are ideal for applications with strict conductive requirements, such as those requiring certification to ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).
RTP Company increases long fiber capabilities
27 July, 2006
RTP Company announces that its Long Fiber Compound capabilities have expanded significantly with increased capacity, addition of key personnel, and broader product offerings.
RTP Company to present conductive, structural, color, TPE, and sheet
26 July, 2006
RTP Company, global leader in specialty compounds, will be introducing several cutting-edge technologies and product expansions at this highly anticipated in Chicago, IL.
RTP Company introduces Nanoclay compounds with improved barrier
25 July, 2006
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces advancements in its nanocomposite technology. RTP Company has developed new nanoclay compounds designed to meet the stringent barrier demands in fuel system applications.
RTP Company introduces its Your Color, Your Way
24 July, 2006
RTP Company's Color Division announces a renewed commitment to its global color development service by introducing its Your Color, Your Way Service. The service provides fast, accurate, and consistent color development around the world in the customer's preferred mode, without bias.
New wet-grip thermoplastic elastomers
18 June, 2006
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces additional new grades to its RTP 6000 Series of functional thermoplastic elastomer compounds. These compounds, which have been designated RTP 6011, are the latest addition to RTP Company's growing range of TPE compounds and are designed specifically for improved wet-grip performance.
New PEEK long fiber compounds
17 June, 2006
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (Polyetheretherketone). These RTP 2200 Series PEEK Long Fiber Compounds significantly improve impact strength when compared to conventional short fiber PEEK materials, making them ideal for metal replacement applications.
New clear antistatic compounds stabilize drug inhalers
16 June, 2006
Several new high technology inhalation devices have incorporated RTP Company antistatic thermoplastics within their drug flow channels. The permanent antistatic properties of these thermoplastic compounds allow repeatable powder and aerosol dosages to flow through the device while retaining clarity.
RTP Company launches UniColor Universal Masterbatches
15 June, 2006
RTP Company announces UniColor, an exciting new product line of universal masterbatches. UniColor can be utilized to color all polymers, including engineering resins with extremely low let down ratios, typically 1% or 2% depending on the polymer.
RTP Company introduces long fiber concentrate with 80% glass loading
14 June, 2006
Specialty compounder, RTP Company, introduces a Long Fiber Concentrate with 80% glass-loading by weight, which is the highest LF concentrate available in the industry. This innovation allows processors worldwide to meet or surpass their cost objectives with the improved economics this material provides.
RTP Company offers compounds for ATEX compliant applications
13 June, 2006
RTP Company announces that it has developed a line of conductive compounds for applications that must meet the strict requirements outlined in both the ATEX Directive (94/9/EC) and the EN 50014. To be compliant, plastic parts in equipment and protective systems which may be used in areas endangered by potentially explosive atmospheres must meet demanding requirements pertaining to isolation resistance, UV stability, temperature resistance, impact properties, chemical resistance, and flammability.
RTP Company introduces PermaStat PLUS with advanced electrical properties to meet ATEX demands
12 June, 2006
RTP Company announces the introduction of PermaStat PLUS with improved electrical properties compared to the company's successful line of PermaStat permanently anti-static compounds. PermaStat PLUS compounds are ideal for applications with strict conductive requirements, such as those requiring certification to ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).
RTP Company introduces value products
18 May, 2005
RTP Company's Value Products were developed to provide industry standard solutions when typical properties and price competitiveness are required and quality, speed, and service are essential. These products are immediately available at a lower cost and come with the complete technical support and service you have come to expect from RTP Company. A family of reinforced nylon products has been commercialized. Polypropylene and polycarbonate products will follow soon.
RTP Company builds new China Plant
05 May, 2005
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounds, announces it will open a manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China during the fourth quarter of 2005. The new operation, located in the Suzhou Industrial Park, will offer a full array of thermoplastic manufacturing capabilities and serve a multitude of markets including electronics, automotive, and consumer goods. Dick Zhu will be the General Manager.
RTP Company expands value product line
15 April, 2005
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces the expansion of its Value Products with the introduction of industry standard glass filled polypropylene and talc filled polypropylene products. RTP Company has also expanded its original list of reinforced nylon products by adding several new glass reinforced grades of nylon and several new UL listed products as well.
New antistatic compounds stabilize drug inhalers
04 April, 2005
Several new high technology inhalation devices have incorporated RTP Company antistatic thermoplastics within their drug flow channels. The permanent antistatic properties of these thermoplastic compounds allow repeatable powder and aerosol dosages to flow through the device while retaining clarity.
RTP Company announces UniColor, an exciting new product line of universal masterbatches
03 March, 2005
'UniColor is a unique and truly universal color concentrate incorporating technology which has been proven in the marketplace for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion,' stated Jean Sirois, Color Division General Manager at RTP Company. 'It offers a great solution to processors that want one color product for many applications made with various polymers.'
RTP Company introduces long fiber concentrate with 80% glass
15 February, 2005
Specialty compounder, RTP Company, introduces a Long Fiber Concentrate with 80% glass-loading by weight, which is the highest LF concentrate available in the industry. This innovation allows processors worldwide to meet or surpass their cost objectives with the improved economics this material provides.
New global color division has been Introduced by RTP
14 February, 2005
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces the launching of their Global Color Division, solidifying their commitment in promoting aesthetic and functional color solutions to customers and processors all over the world. The new division, headed by General Manager Jean Sirois, focuses on the growing color market for plastic products by offering a fresh approach to providing both pre-colored resins and masterbatches.
New operations and dstribution ntwork in Europe
12 February, 2005
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty thermoplastic compounds, today announced the expansion of its European operations and distribution network. The expansion reflects the company's continued worldwide growth in production capacity, technology advancement, and global customer support.
RTP Company introduces PEEK long fiber compounds
31 January, 2005
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (Polyetheretherketone). These RTP 2200 Series PEEK Long Fiber Compounds significantly improve impact strength when compared to conventional short fiber PEEK materials, making them ideal for metal replacement applications.
RTP Company introduces value productsWINONA
01 January, 2005
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces a new line of Value Products, developed in popular formulations commonly chosen by processors.
RTP introduces wet-grip thermoplastic elastomers
03 November, 2004
Speciality compounder RTP Company has introduced additional new grades to its RTP 6000 Series of functional thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds.
RTP Company introduces high-flow conductive compounds
15 October, 2004
RTP Company has developed new high-flow conductive polypropylene (PP) compounds for thin-wall injection moulding, which has become increasingly important for producing complex medical, electronic and biotechnological devices.
Photo-luminescent sheets exceed safety standards
14 September, 2004
RTP Company has introduced a new line of photo-luminescent sheet products that meet or exceed common photo-luminescent safety and egress standards.
RTP opens new sheet extrusion division
23 August, 2004
Speciality compounds firm RTP Company has announced the opening of its new Sheet Extrusion Division, based in Winona, Minnesota, USA.
Inhalation devices benefit from antistatic compounds
30 July, 2004
RTP Company has developed inherently antistatic thermoplastic compounds, based on polypropylene or acrylic, for drug flow paths in pharmaceutical inhalation devices (both pMDI and DPI).
RTP improves high gravity compounds for lead replacement applications
02 June, 2004
Speciality compounder RTP Company has made improvements to high gravity compounds (HGC) for lead replacement applications that typically fall within a density range of 5 to 11 gm/cc.
New elastomer products specifically formulated for Bondability
02 May, 2004
Specialty compounder RTP company has introduced the first in a new series of functional thermoplastic elastomer compounds that are formulated for specific properties and optimized performance. The first commercial grades to be released which have been designated RTP 6002 and RTP 6003 have been specifically developed for improved bonding in two-shot or ;INSERT over-molded applications. Each of these new products is available in hardnesses of 45, 55, and 75 shore A.
RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement
28 April, 2004
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement applications that typically fall within density ranges of 5 to 11 gm/cc. These heavy-weighted HGCs provide improved processing capabilities for manufacturers of lead replacement products with increased lot-to-lot material consistency and superior consistency within lots when compared to other HGCs.
Inhalation devices benefit from antistatic compounds from RTP
15 April, 2004
RTP Company has developed inherently antistatic thermoplastic compounds, based on polypropylene or acrylic, for drug flow paths in pharmaceutical inhalation devices (both pMDI and DPI).
RTP Company opens new sheet extrusion division
12 April, 2004
RTP Company, a world-leader in specialty compounds, announces the opening of their new Sheet Extrusion Division, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.
New photoluminescent safety sheets from RTP Company exceed standards
31 March, 2004
The new product line consists of glow-in-the-dark standard products that are available in roll stock or cut to length. The product offerings include a rigid polycarbonate sheet with white backing, and a flexible product designed for egress tape that is suitable for use as an EXIT sign sheet. The egress tape product is flexible, durable, resistant to cleaning chemicals, and tear resistant.
New high-flow conductive compounds introduced
26 February, 2004
RTP Company has developed new high-flow conductive polypropylene compounds for thin-wall injection molding, which has become increasingly important for producing complex medical, electronic, and biotechnological devices.
RTP Company introduces wet-grip thermoplastic elastomers
12 January, 2004
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces additional new grades to its RTP 6000 Series of functional thermoplastic elastomer compounds. These compounds, which have been designated RTP 6011, are the latest addition to RTP Company's growing range of TPE compounds and are designed specifically for improved wet-grip performance.
RTP Company offers technology to protect customers against counterfeiting
15 January, 2003
With the shift of manufacturing to countries outside of the U.S., counterfeiting of parts has become a serious problem. To ensure that parts are made with the materials or resins specified, RTP Company is offering a traceable, anti-counterfeit technology called microtagging.
RTP Company expands elastomer offerings by adding three new resin systems
30 June, 2002
Specialty compounder RTP company has expanded its elastomer product offerings by adding three new resin systems. Designated the RTP 2700U, 2700S and 2800B Series, these new systems combine the functional performance and properties of conventional thermoset rubbers with the processability of thermoplastics for an excellent balance of physical properties and economics.
New lab to support extrusion applications is opened
06 June, 2002
Specialty compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the opening of a new lab dedicated to supporting the development and manufacture of specialty compounds specifically used in extrusion applications. 'The goal is to provide world class support for our extrusion customers who have very demanding applications,' says Alain Creissen, RTP Company Business Manager, Extrusion Applications.
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
15 May, 2002
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
RTP Company offers radiopaque compounds capable of absorbing radiation
31 March, 2002
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty thermoplastic compounds capable of absorbing radiation. Called Radiopaque Compounds, they can be formulated to be visible under x-ray imaging or as a shield to protect people from x-ray generating sources.
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