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Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness

RTP Company : 10 January, 2014  (New Product)
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.

Manufactured using advanced compounding techniques that maximise fibre integrity, the strength and stiffness properties that are higher than previously available products. Combining the higher mechanical properties and lower densities of carbon fibre with the excellent thermal and chemical resistance provided by using high temperature resin systems allows these injection-mouldable thermoplastic materials to close the performance gap between plastics and metals.

Products are available in high temperature resin systems with carbon fibre reinforcement loadings from 20-40% to provide performance options that meet a broad range of requirements for demanding applications in energy, industrial, aerospace, automotive, and medical markets that previously required aluminium, zinc and magnesium.

"These high temperature polymers combine excellent chemical resistance with very high strength and stiffness making them the premier choice for energy exploration, industrial fluid handling, and other applications that are exposed to harsh service environments," said Matt Torosian, High Temperature Product Manager at RTP. "With higher strength and stiffness values along with improved impact and fatigue resistance, these materials provide across the board performance improvements that will give product designers added confidence when specifying Ultra Performance Structural Compounds to replace traditional materials." 

In addition to structural characteristics, RTP can incorporate other capabilities during compounding, such as wear and friction resistance at high pressure/velocity ratios without needing external lubricants. PEEK, PEI, and PPS materials are inherently flame retardant and often chosen for their low burning toxicity, but flame retardants can also be added to PPA to increase product safety.Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness

RTP’s 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.

Manufactured using advanced compounding techniques that maximize fibre integrity, the strength and stiffness properties that are higher than previously available products. Combining the higher mechanical properties and lower densities of carbon fibre with the excellent thermal and chemical resistance provided by using high temperature resin systems allows these injection-mouldable thermoplastic materials to close the performance gap between plastics and metals.

Products are available in high temperature resin systems with carbon fibre reinforcement loadings from 20-40% to provide performance options that meet a broad range of requirements for demanding applications in energy, industrial, aerospace, automotive, and medical markets that previously required aluminium, zinc and magnesium.

"These high temperature polymers combine excellent chemical resistance with very high strength and stiffness making them the premier choice for energy exploration, industrial fluid handling, and other applications that are exposed to harsh service environments," said Matt Torosian, High Temperature Product Manager at RTP. "With higher strength and stiffness values along with improved impact and fatigue resistance, these materials provide across the board performance improvements that will give product designers added confidence when specifying Ultra Performance Structural Compounds to replace traditional materials." 

In addition to structural characteristics, RTP can incorporate other capabilities during compounding, such as wear and friction resistance at high pressure/velocity ratios without needing external lubricants. PEEK, PEI, and PPS materials are inherently flame retardant and often chosen for their low burning toxicity, but flame retardants can also be added to PPA to increase product safety.
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