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RTP Company has introduced a series of flame-retardant products for use in applications installed in air-handling spaces that need to meet Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) 2043 standard for heat and smoke release.

The company hopes that the compounds will allow original equipment manufacturers the freedom to design products using thermoplastics in applications where they previously relied on metal to comply with UL’s standards.

RTP Company’s compounds are claimed to be capable of providing sufficient strength and stiffness while also simplifying manufacturing through the elimination of secondary operations that are required in metal fabrication.

As well as being tailored for injection moulding or extrusion processing, the compounds can also be used as a drop-in substitute for existing plastic applications to transition them to a UL 2043-compliant system.

Key features and benefits

  • Transitioning to plastic materials can benefit many applications deployed in air-handling spaces, such as air diffusing vents, ceiling-mounted speakers, wireless network access points, emergency monitoring equipment, mounting and support brackets, along with lighting fixture components. 
  • Eliminates secondary operations that are needed in metal fabrication.
  • UL 2043-compliant flame-retardant compounds are available in polyolefins, polyamides (nylons), and other engineering resin systems.
  • The products are supported worldwide from RTP Company’s global facilities that provide technical support from design through to finished part production.

RTP Company

Your Global Compounder of Customer Engineered Thermoplastics

RTP Company’s private ownership allows our expert polymer engineers to be independent and unbiased as they select from 60+ engineering resins and 100’s of modifying additives to tailor a thermoplastic compound designed to meet your specific end-user requirements.

  • Conductive Static Dissipation
  • Structural Reinforcement
  • Lubricated Wear Resistance
  • High Continuous Use Temperatures
  • UL Recognized Flammability
  • Soft-touch Overmoldable Elastometers
  • Special Color and Appearance Effects
Our speciality compounds provide multi-property solutions in a single material, reducing manufacturing costs and speeding time to market while providing the freedom necessary for product designers and engineers to realize their vision for applications spanning every major market segment.
If your in the process of application development, let RTP Company solve your material challenge by formulating a custom thermoplastic compound optimized to make your product a success – don’t compromise with another suppliers off-the-shelf ordering.

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