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New PEEK long fiber compounds

RTP Company : 17 June, 2006  (New Product)
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's Long Fiber Compounds are superior to short fiber products because the longer fibers mechanically interlock, which typically reduce warpage and shrinkage and absorb higher stress levels,' commented Bob Wick, Product Manager at RTP Company. 'PEEK Long Fiber Compounds from RTP Company offer several important additional advantages, with the most noteworthy benefit being a significant increase in notched Izod impact.'

Recent tests prove that RTP Company's Long Fiber PEEK 30% glass-filled compounds have more than twice the impact strength of short fiber PEEK 30% glass-filled compounds. Long fiber PEEK containing 40% and 50% long glass fiber also demonstrated dramatic increases over their short glass fiber counterparts (see graph). Other expected benefits include improved long-term creep and fatigue and better dimensional stability especially at elevated temperatures.

Long fiber compounds are ideal metal replacement materials. They offer many benefits including weight reduction, increased throughput, part consolidation, reduction of secondary processing, and improved chemical resistance to name a few. PEEK Long Fiber Compounds are suitable for metal replacement applications in the compressor and pump markets where excellent chemical resistance, high mechanical properties, elevated temperatures, and outstanding wear resistance are required.

RTP Company has more information on their PEEK Long Fiber Compounds listed in a series of datasheets that can be accessed through their website at www.rtpcompany.com. The datasheets and additional technical information can also be obtained by calling RTP Company at (800) 433-4787 or (507) 454-6900.

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global leader in specialty compounding. The company has seven manufacturing plants on three continents, plus sales representatives throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. RTP Company's engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, flame retardant, high temperature, shielding, structural, and wear resistant properties.
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