COMPOUND FROM RTP COMPANY PROVIDES ESD-PROTECTION WITH EXCELLENT
CONSISTENCY AND MOLDABILITY
May 23, 2011
WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- (May 19,
If not properly controlled, static electricity has the potential
to cause damage when transferring static-sensitive
components. To protect against electrostatic discharge (ESD), L&A
Container uses an RTP 100 Series conductive polypropylene compound
to mold its Stat-Cons* two-piece ESD-protective containers. The
material from custom compounder RTP Company dissipates the electrostatic
charge before it can accumulate to dangerous levels, thus preventing
Because the containers are used to ship valuable components such
as electronics parts, automotive airbag detonators and high explosives,
Ed Loritz, L&A Container Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
knows there is no room for compromise. "Our customers depend
on us to help them deliver their product safely, and they are, understandably,
very demanding," he said.
To ensure its finished containers meet
promised specifications, L&A Container carefully checks every
raw material it receives. "Our containers require a surface
resistivity of 10E3 to 10E5 ohm/sq to provide adequate ESD protection,"
explained Loritz. "And compounds from RTP Company consistently
meet our stringent requirements."
"We've been working with RTP Company on this application for
more than ten years," continued Loritz. "Their quality
control and lot-to-lot consistency are outstanding. I have to admit
that one time a few years ago we were enticed by an overseas supplier
who claimed they could deliver 'the same' material at a lower cost.
We tried a sample. Turns out we couldn't mold it; it just didn't
flow properly. It wasn't worth it to try and save a few pennies.
compounds mold very well, every time."
The RTP 100 Series conductive polypropylene compound is used to
manufacture Stat-Cons containers in a number of standard sizes,
as well as custom containers
for specialty applications. L&A Container also manufactures
a wide and diverse selection of other rigid plastic containers using
RTP Company materials.
"RTP Company is an outstanding partner," commented Loritz.
"We almost never have any issues with any of their materials,
and, if we do, they fix it right away. They work hard to deliver
a superior product. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give them a 10."
For more information on RTP Company
conductive and custom thermoplastic
compounds, call (800) 433-4787 or (507) 454-6900, or visit their
RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder
engineered thermoplastics. The company has eleven manufacturing
continents, plus sales representatives throughout the Americas,
Asia. RTP Company's engineers develop customized thermoplastic
60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring
conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature,
About L&A Container, Inc.
In business since 1984, L&A Container Inc. is committed
to manufacturing the
highest quality plastic containers while maintaining competitive
short lead times. Our customer base encompasses both large
including many Fortune 500 companies. The markets they serve
electronics, telecommunications, automotive, military, medical,
beauty products, hobbies, crafts, and promotional items. For
please visit www.lacontainer.com
* Stat-Cons is a trademark of L&A Container, Inc.
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