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RTP Company Company Profile
Qualifications: ISO 9001, Supplier to Medical Manufacturers, Exhibitor in at least 2 MD&M and/or MEDTEC shows
Markets Supplied: Worldwide
RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 18 manufacturing plants on three continents, and more than 80 sales representatives throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Engineers from RTP Company develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties.
As a privately held, independent compounder, RTP Company has the freedom to focus on finding solutions for unique healthcare application challenges, such as:
• Cracks and failures in plastic housings on medical devices and equipment due to chemical attack from hospital disinfectants
RTP Company has developed a proprietary alloy technology designed to maintain strength, functionality, and integrity, even with repeated exposure to hospital cleaners used to disinfect medical devices. Known as the RTP 2000 HC series, these thermoplastic compounds can help solve cracking issues in existing devices and open a new realm of possibilities for the design of hospital equipment and plastic housings that require frequent disinfection, such as mobile ultrasound and x-ray machines, enteral feeding devices, drug infusion pumps, blood filtration equipment, and more.
• Overcoming stiction in single-use drug delivery devices
RTP Company has developed an innovative test to accurately predict friction behavior in single-use drug delivery devices; this data eliminates the need for trial and error in selecting polymers, and allows device manufacturers and designers to improve performance without the need for external lubrication and additional processing steps, thereby decreasing manufacturing costs and time-to-market.
• Costly secondary operations, such as annealing and machining
Internal components, such as bearings, bushings seals, rings, thrust washers and gears can benefit from RTP Company’s Ultra Wear high performance series, as these wear and friction resistant compounds eliminate the need for costly secondary operations. Ultra Wear compounds also provide better mechanical properties and greater design freedom for the internal plastic parts found in nebulizers, micro pumps, compressors and other drug delivery devices.
For more information, please telephone RTP Company at (507) 454-6900, or visit www.rtpcompany.com.