Engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Co. has opened a new manufacturing plant in Ladenburg, Germany, the company's second in Europe.
Operating as RTP Deutschland GmbH, the 61,500-square-foot operation will make products including very-long-fiber composites and conductive compounds.
In addition to expanding manufacturing capacity, the Ladenburg plant also houses on-site product development engineers as well as a quality-assurance laboratory, said John Van Wijk, the company's European sales director, in a news release.
RTP now has 11 manufacturing sites. Other locations include Beaune, France; Suzhou, China; Singapore; Monterrey, Mexico; and six U.S. plants.
RTP bought the Beaune plant from French thermoplastics compounder Codiplast SNC in 1995. Since then, RTP has significantly expanded its global footprint. The company said a second plant in Europe is necessary because of growth in its market for engineered materials.