Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites (RTC) for thermoforming

RTC is a woven reinforcement consisting of chopped glassfibre and polypropylen as matrix. RTC is ideal for interior panels as well as semi-structural parts. With the AHLSTROM Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites (RTC) for thermoforming our customer can take benefit from versatile and innovative products.
Properties

  • Manufacturing method is based on proprietary non-woven technology
  • Materials display superior reinforcement distribution and good mechanical performance
  • Fibers are coupled with the matrix providing an excellent bond
  • Possibility of producing multi‑layered sheets


Benefits

  • Potential to use natural, carbon and basalt fibers instead of glass fibers
  • Recyclable and economical small series production, fully finished parts in one shot
  • Fast cycle time, easy processability, freedom of design
  • Surface materials (eg vinyl coated felt, artificial leather, needled polyester felt) integrated in the final panel during manufacturing process
  • certification according to the standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Applications
RTC is ideal for interior panels as well as semi-structural parts. Typical application areas are in transportation, marine and building sectors.

  • AHLSTROM Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites (RTC) for thermoforming